East Asia by the Book! Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago Author Talks featuring Professor Peggy Wang

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Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
April 22, 2021
Location: 
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies

Please join the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS) for their East Asia by the Book! CEAS Author Talks featuring Professor Peggy Wang, Associate Professor of Art History and Asian Studies at Bowdoin College on Thursday, April 22, at 5:00 p.m. (Central Daylight Time).

Professor Wang will be speaking about her new book, The Future History of Contemporary Chinese Art. During the 1980s and 1990s, a group of Chinese artists (Zhang Xiaogang, Wang Guangyi, Sui Jianguo, Zhang Peili, and Lin Tianmiao) ascended to new heights of international renown. Professor Wang offers a corrective to previous appraisals, demonstrating how their works address fundamental questions about the forms, meanings, and possibilities of art. This book focuses on methods of interpretation and narratives of agency, and speaks to Professor Wang's inquiries into what it means for histories of contemporary art—and Art History more generally—to be inclusive.

To register for this event, please click the Zoom link HERE.

This event is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores. Initiated in 2016, this annual series showcases CEAS faculty, alumni, and special guests who provide author talks and book launches as a way to engage the broader community in conversations regarding key scholarship on East Asia.

Contact Info: 

Megumi Kim, Center Administrator

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