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Rethinking Women and Visual Culture in Late Imperial China

Conference Schedule

9:00 Check in

9:15 Welcome 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 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 with light refreshments