October 12, 2013/ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

UCLA Royce Hall Humanities Conference Room #314 Los Angeles CA

Archaeology, Buddhism and the Avant-garde: A Symposium Celebrating Donald McCallum's Engagement with Japanese Art

Symposium Program

9:00 - 9:30 Light Breakfast

9:30 - 9:45 am

Opening Remarks

Organizing Committee Representatives  

Miwon Kwon, Chair, UCLA, Department of Art History

Seiji Lippit, Associate Director of the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and Professor, UCLA, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

9:45 - 11:00 am

Session 1: Early Korea and Japan

Chair: Sherry Fowler, University of Kansas

Junghee Lee, Portland State University, “The Buddhist Reliquaries of the Kingdom of Paekche and their Contexts”

Yoko Shirai, Independent Scholar, “The Multi-figured Amitābha Senbutsu from Japan”

Chari Pradel, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, “The Face of Shōtoku Taishi”

11:00 - 12:15 pm

Session 2: Buddhist Images and Practices I

Chair: Yui Suzuki, University of Maryland

Yoshiko Kainuma, Independent Scholar, “Studio Production in Medieval Japan”

Peijung Wu, National Central University, Taiwan, “My Heart is like the Autumn Moon: Paintings of Hanshan and Shide in China and Japan”

Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University, “Sora no Tabibito: The Supernova of 1006 and the Hōryūji Star Mandala”

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 pm

Session 3: Modern Japanese Art

Chair: Yoko Shirai, Independent Scholar

Chinghsin Wu, Tufts University, “Embodied Modernity: Koga Harue and Avant-Garde Art in Japan”

Gabriel Ritter, Dallas Museum of Art, “On the Surrealist Painter Kitawaki Noboru”

2:15 - 3:30 pm

Session 4: Buddhist Images and Practices II

Chair: Chari Pradel, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Yui Suzuki, University of Maryland, “A Matter of Life and Death: Parturition Rites in Emakimono

Gail Chin, University of Regina, “Tainai Jikkaizu: A Visual Parody of Women as Vessels of the Dharma”

Sherry Fowler, University of Kansas, “Thinking Outside the Box: Unearthing the Twelfth-century Chōanji Sutra Transcription Project in Kyushu”

3:30 - 4:00 pm Coffee Break

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Personal Time with Don

Chair: Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University

Fred Notehelfer, Professor Emeritus, UCLA, Department of History

James Morganstern, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University, Department of Art History

Robert Brown, Professor, UCLA, Department of Art History

William Bodiford, Professor UCLA, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Mariko Bird, former Assistant Director, UCLA, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

Slide Show   

Open Microphone   

Closing Remarks

Donald McCallum, Professor Emeritus, UCLA, Department of Art History

Reception: 5:30-7:00pm at the Albert & Judith Glickman Courtyard in the School of Law      


Dr. Donald F. McCallum is a distinguished historian of Japanese art whose scholarly work–ranging from Buddhist to modern Japanese art–has had a significant positive impact on the field of Japanese art history. Professor McCallum earned his Ph.D. at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and his A.B. at University of California, Berkeley. He began teaching at UCLA in 1969 and has been a dedicated professor in UCLA’s Department of Art History for over four decades, sharing his knowledge and passion with thousands of students. He served as Chair of the Department of Art History at UCLA, Interim Director for the UCLA Center for Japanese Studies, Director of the University of California Tokyo Study Center, Toyota Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan, Franklin D. Murphy Lecturer at the University of Kansas, and Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor at McMaster University.

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Sponsor(s): Center for Buddhist Studies, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Art History