Chinese Art in the New Millennium Undergraduate Conference

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Call for Papers
February 19, 2018
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies

Call for Papers

Chinese Art in the New Millennium Undergraduate Conference


Conference date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Hosted by the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College

Co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Department, Boston College


Keynote Speaker: Eugene Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University


In conjunction with its new exhibition, Cao Jun: Hymns to Nature (February 5–June 3, 2018), featuring for the first time in the United States 64 works by contemporary Chinese artist Cao Jun, the McMullen Museum of Art with the Department of Art, Art History and Film and the Asian Studies Program at Boston College, invite undergraduates from all disciplines to submit papers for 15–18 minute presentations at its spring conference, Chinese Art in the New Millennium.  


Chinese Art in the New Millennium seeks to promote new research pertaining to the field of Chinese art today. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • The role of new art museums in China

  • Rearticulating tradition in contemporary Chinese art

  • Chinese soft power in the public consumption of Chinese art

  • Trends and developments in contemporary Chinese art

  • The influence of Chinese politics on the creation of art and the art market

  • New technologies and Chinese art


Deadline for abstracts: Monday, February 19, 2018


Abstracts should be 150–250 words in length and sent to the McMullen Museum at This conference is interdisciplinary; undergraduates of all majors are encouraged to submit.


Please send all questions to Rachel Chamberlain, Manager of Education, Outreach & Digital Resources at Telephone: 617.552.1427.


The McMullen Museum aims to cultivate learning, celebrate artistic excellence, explore the visual traditions of diverse cultures, and inspire transdisciplinary faculty and student research based on the visual arts.

Contact Info: 

Rachel Chamberlain, Manager of Education, Outreach & Digital Resources