Launch of Ars Orientalis 50: Miraculous Images in Asian Traditions / Chinese Buddhist Art and Architecture in the Digital Era

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Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

We're pleased to announce the launch of the 50th volume of Ars Orientalis, a peer reviewed journal co-published by the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution and the Department of History of Art, University of Michigan. The volume explores transformations—of a representation into a divine manifestation, of art history in an increasingly digital era—through an expanded double issue.

Learn more about Ars Orientalis, and our current call for papers for a special thematic volume on the Centennial of the Freer Gallery of Art (due April 1, 2021), see:

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Miraculous Images in Asian Traditions

Introduction -- Dorothy Wong

Time and Time Again:  Finding Perspective for Bodhgayā Buddha Imagery -- Janice Leoshko

The Light-Emitting Image of Magadha in Tang Buddhist Art -- Dorothy Wong

Kaikei, Chōkai, and the Sacred Image of Eleven-Headed Kannon at Hasedera -- Samuel C. Morse

Miraculous Portraits of Confucius: Images and Auspicious Presences -- Julia K. Murray

Contemplating the Face of the Master: Portraits of Sufi Saints as Aids to Meditation in Seventeenth-Century Mughal India -- Murad Khan Mumtaz

Miraculous Images of Mongolia from the Sixteenth Century to the Present -- Isabelle Charleux

God Pictures in Action: Korean Shaman Paintings and the Work They Do -- Laurel Kendall, Jongsung Yang, Yul Soo Yoon


Digital Initiatives: Chinese Buddhist Art and Architecture in the Digital Era

Introduction/导言 /罗迪  -- Di Luo

Restoring the Past and Present: The Case of the Figure of Wei Mo Chi -- Fletcher Coleman

VR-Heritage: Chinese Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age -- Jianwei Zhang and Lala Zuo

Photogrammetry: A Digital Approach to the Study of Chinese Architecture/摄影测量建模:中国建筑研究的一种数字化方法 /罗迪  -- Di Luo

3D Scanning and Digital Conservation Efforts of the Yungang Grottoes Research Academy -- Changyu Diao and Bo Ning

Subduing the Devil: Interpretation of Dunhuang Art Classics through Digital Media  -- Haitao Chen and Qi Chen

The Evolution of Visual Spectacle: A Virtual-Reality Exhibition at the Charles B. Wang Center  -- Jinyoung A. Jin

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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art

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