Winter 2020 Schedule

Dear friends and colleagues,

Welcome back, everyone!  All sessions unless otherwise noted will take place in the Cochrane-Woods Art Center (CWAC) Room 152 on Fridays, 4:30-6:30 pm.


Winter 2020


January 17 Event Co-sponsored with Mass Culture Workshop

Panpan Yang, PhD candidate, Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

“Ink on Screen, or What Animation Calls Thinking”

Respondent: W. J. T. Mitchell, PhD, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor, English and Art History


January 26 Cultural Event

Time: TBD; Venue: Professor Wei-Cheng Lin’s Place

Spring Festival Dumpling Party


February 20  Event Co-sponsored with Speaking of Art: Artist Interviews in Scholarship and Practice.
Note the special time and venue: 12:30-1:50 pm at CWAC 152.
Nancy Lin, PhD Candidate, Department of Art History

“‘That artwork doesn’t exist’: Productive misreadings of performance documentation and what happens when you find out the ‘truth.’”


February 28

Delin Lai, PhD, Professor and Head of Art History Program, Department of Fine Art, the University of Louisville

“Regionality: A Resistant Issue and Keyword in Modern Chinese Architecture”

Respondent: Zhiyan Yang, PhD Candidate, Department of Art History


March 6

Luo Rufei, PhD candidate, Zhejiang University; exchange student, University of Chicago
“A Preliminary Research on Images of Thousand Buddhas in Tibet: Taking the Murals of Pegdongpo Cave in Zanda County in Ngari Prefecture of Western Tibet as an Example”
Respondent: Dongshan Zhang, PhD candidate, Department of Art History.


March 7 Special Event

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Location: CWAC lounge

A conversation and lunch with Christina Yu, PhD, Matsutaro Shoriki Chair, Art of Asia, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

RSVP is required.


We look forward to your attendance and hope you will share this with all who might also be interested in joining our community. Please direct questions and inquiries to Zhenru Zhou ( and Yin Wu (


Kenro Izu, KAILASH #75, 2000. Platinum palladium print, 13 x 19 in. Rubin Museum of Art.


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