Rethinking Women and Visual Culture in Late Imperial China

Friday, February 16, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Charles E. Young Research Library
Main Conference Room

Tentative Conference Schedule


9:00-9:30 Coffee and welcoming remarks

Panel One: The Art of Empress Dowager Cixi in Perspective [Chair: Hui-shu Lee]

9:30-10:00 Keith McMahon (EALC, University of Kansas), “Historicizing Cixi” 
10:00-10:30 Yuhang Li (University of Wisconsin, Madison), “Politicizing Time Through Attire: Empress Dowager Cixi and Her Birthday Costume”
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Ying-chen Peng (American University), “Tracing Identity: Empress Dowager Cixi’s Painting and Calligraphy”
11:30-12:00 Discussion/Q&A

Panel Two: Women’s Culture in Late Imperial China [Chair: Andrea Goldman]

2:00-2:30 Martin Huang (UCI), “Performing Self: the Autobiographical in Women’s Drama in Qing China."
2:30-3:00 Xiaorong Li (UCSB), “On One Hundred Beauties and Beyond”
3:00-3:30 Ching-ling Wang (Curator of Chinese Art, Rijksmuseum, Netherland), “Courtesan Painter Ma Shouzhen and the Male Gaze”
3:30-4:30 Discussion/Q&A (or round table with grad students)
4:30-5:00 Reception


Co-organized by Ying-chen Peng (American University) & Hui-shu Lee (UCLA)