LECTURE> (Book Talk) " Efficacious Underworld: The Evolution of Ten Kings Paintings in Medieval China and Korea" by Cheeyun Kwon

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The International Center for Korean Studies of the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies at Seoul National University is hosting a special lecture series, which introduces recent publications in Korean Studies to facilitate the exchange of views and information among scholars. 

 

We will hold the sixth of this booktalk series via ZOOM on  Friday June 18, 14PM (Seoul)/ June 18, 1AM (New York)/ June 18, 6AM (London). 

 

About the Author: Cheeyun Lilian Kwon (Hongik University)

 

Cheeyun Lilian Kwon  is professor in the Arts and Cultural Management Department and the School of Fine Arts, Hongik University, Seoul. She received her PhD in East Asian Art from Princeton University and taught Korean and East Asian art at American University and George Mason University. She also served as curator of Korean art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and curatorial consultant at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution.

 

About the Book: 

The International Center for Korean Studies of the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies at Seoul National University is hosting a special lecture series, which introduces recent publications in Korean Studies to facilitate the exchange of views and information among scholars. 

 

We will hold the sixth of this booktalk series via ZOOM on  Friday June 18, 14PM (Seoul)/ June 18, 1AM (New York)/ June 18, 6AM (London). 

 

 

About the Author: Cheeyun Lilian Kwon (Hongik University)

 

Cheeyun Lilian Kwon  is professor in the Arts and Cultural Management Department and the School of Fine Arts, Hongik University, Seoul. She received her PhD in East Asian Art from Princeton University and taught Korean and East Asian art at American University and George Mason University. She also served as curator of Korean art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and curatorial consultant at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution.

 

About the Book:  Efficacious Underworld: The Evolution of Ten Kings Paintings in Medieval China and Korea 

 

The Ten Kings hanging scrolls at Tokyo’s Seikadō Bunko Art Museum are among the most resplendent renderings of the Buddhist purgatory extant, but their origin and significance have yet to be fully explored. Cheeyun Kwon unfurls this exquisite set of scrolls within the existing Ten Kings painting tradition while investigating textual, scriptural, archaeological, and visual materials from East Asia to shed light on its possible provenance. She constructs a model scheme of the paintings’ evolution based on more than five hundred works and reveals channels of popularization, mass production, and agglomeration. Efficacious Underworld fills major lacunae in Korean, East Asian, and Ten Kings painting traditions while illuminating Korea’s contribution to the evolution of a Buddhist theme on its trajectory across East Asia.

 

Pre-registration Link: https://forms.gle/vpdNHtL5ZMqbbCiT9

 

 

Please contact icks@snu.ac.kr (Tel. 02-880-9378) for more information.

 

 

International Center for Korean Studies

#451 Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies

Seoul National University

1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826 R.O.K.

T +82.2.880.9378 

https://icks.snu.ac.kr

 

The Ten Kings hanging scrolls at Tokyo’s Seikadō Bunko Art Museum are among the most resplendent renderings of the Buddhist purgatory extant, but their origin and significance have yet to be fully explored. Cheeyun Kwon unfurls this exquisite set of scrolls within the existing Ten Kings painting tradition while investigating textual, scriptural, archaeological, and visual materials from East Asia to shed light on its possible provenance. She constructs a model scheme of the paintings’ evolution based on more than five hundred works and reveals channels of popularization, mass production, and agglomeration. Efficacious Underworld fills major lacunae in Korean, East Asian, and Ten Kings painting traditions while illuminating Korea’s contribution to the evolution of a Buddhist theme on its trajectory across East Asia.

 

Pre-registration Link: https://forms.gle/vpdNHtL5ZMqbbCiT9

 

 

Please contact icks@snu.ac.kr (Tel. 02-880-9378) for more information.

 

 

International Center for Korean Studies

#451 Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies

Seoul National University

1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826 R.O.K.

T +82.2.880.9378 

https://icks.snu.ac.kr

Categories: Lecture
Keywords: Buddhist art