22 May 2019 The Naked Form in Chinese Art Symposium, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Felicitas von Droste's picture
May 22, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Anthropology, Cultural History / Studies

Dear all,


You are cordially invited to join us next week for the The Naked Form in Chinese Art Symposium at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.


The symposium is linked to our current exhibition The Naked Form in Modern Chinese Art curated by Dr Paul Bevan, Christensen Fellow in Chinese Painting.





10.45 - 11.05   



11.05 - 11.15      

Welcome and introduction

Dr Paul Bevan, Ashmolean Museum


11.15 -11.45       

The Absence and Presence of ‘the Body’ in Pre-20th Century Chinese Art

Dr Luk Yu-ping, The British Museum


11.45 -12.15       

Pictorial Magazines and the Naked Form in Chinese Art – 1934

Dr Paul Bevan, Ashmolean Museum


                                COFFEE BREAK


12.40 – 13.10     

The Female Nude as Epistemological Citation

Di Wang, University of Oxford


                                LUNCH  (not provided)


14.00 – 14.30

The Naked Body as Medium in Contemporary China

Dr Katie Hill, Sotheby’s Institute of Art


14.30 -15.20       

Body Language: Exploration of the Nude from Differing Perspectives

Qu Leilei, artist


15.20 – 15.40 

Q&A (all speakers)


15.45 -16.30       

Guided Tour of the Exhibition The Naked Form in Modern Chinese Art

Meet in Gallery 29 (First Floor)



Please email chinesepaintingsprogramme@ashmus.ox.ac.uk for more information and free seats.


Contact Info: 

Felicitas von Droste zu Hülshoff

Chinese Paintings Programme Co-ordinator

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

University of Oxford

Beaumont Street

Oxford OX1 2PH




T+44 (0)1865 278460