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Returning to the Shore: A Scholarly Symposium in Honor of James Cahill's 81th Year

A symposium at UC Berkeley honoring James Cahill, April 27-28, 2007.

April 27, 2007 12:00am

April 27- 28, 2007
University of California, Berkeley

Day 1, Friday, April 27: 5:30 pm
Gund Theater, Berkeley Art Museum (map)

Asian Galleries C and D, Berkeley Art Museum

  • Reception and Exhibition Viewing, “Honoring a Tradition, Honoring a Teacher: A Tribute to James Cahill”

Day 2, Saturday April 28
Maude Fife Room: 315 Wheeler Hall (map)

9-10:20 am: Panel 1

“A Monk at The Party”
Marsha Smith Weidner, University of Kansas
“Imperial Publishing in Ming China”
Scarlett Jang, Williams College
“Woodcuts in the Nanzenji Bizanchuan”
Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Sophia University, Tokyo

10:20-10:40 am: Coffee break

10:40 am-12:00 pm: Panel 2

“Collecting Chinese Paintings at the National Gallery of Victoria-- 1976 to the Present”
Mae Anna Pang, Senior Curator of Asian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
"Imitation, Reproduction, and Authority in early Modern China"
Richard Vinograd, Stanford University
“Ultimate Layman: Qianlong's Responses to Buddhist Art”
Patricia Berger, UC Berkeley

12:00-1:30 pm: Lunch break

1:30-3:10 pm: Panel 3 (4 speakers)

"A Self Referential Encoding: Rereading the Discourse of Individualism in Literati Painting Theory"
Hsingyuan Tsao, University of British Columbia
“Exporting a Culture: The Earliest Chinese Porcelains to Reach the Beaches of the New World”
Sheila Keppel, Independent Scholar
“Travel in the New Qing Empire”
Ginger Hsu, UC Riverside
“The Lure of the Western Frontier: Zhang Daqian’s Quest for China's Pictorial Past”
Sarah E. Fraser, Northwestern University

3:10-3:30 pm: Coffee break

3:30-5:10 pm: Panel 4 (4 speakers)

"Grand Tour and Paintings of Famous Mountains in Sixteenth Century China"
Flora Li Tsui Fu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
“Who is Niren Zhang? Folk Figures and the Representation of Culture”
Felicity Lufkin, Harvard University
“The Female Nude and Liu Haisu’s Battle for Artistic Modernity”
Julia F. Andrews, Ohio State University
"In Sweet Music is Such Art": The Flute, The Woman, and the Drama of Sexual Difference in Zhang Yimou's Da hong denglong gaogao gua"
Anne Burkus-Chasson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

James Cahill, Closing Remarks

For further information please contact Julia White, Senior Curator of Asian Art, Berkeley Art Museum,, or 510 642-7542

Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, Institute for East Asian Studies, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, and the Art History Department at University of California, Berkeley, with additional support from the Williams College Asian Studies Department and Department of Art and the Ohio State University Institute for Chinese Studies and East Asian Studies Center