Craig Clunas Annual Lecture Series Reading Group

Time: 14:3016:30, July 5th, 2019

Language: Chinese

Quota: 10–15 people

Venue: OCAT Institute

How to apply:

Please send your resume and a description of your research interests to the email with the subject heading "0705 Reading Group."Official notification and digital reading materials will be sent via email to successful applicants.

*This event is an internal seminar and will not be open to the public.

The Reading Group is one of the OCAT Institutes Craig Clunas 2019 Annual Lecture Series events. It aims to familiarize the audience with the content and theoretical discourse of the annual lecture series through close-reading and discussions. Participants of the reading group will be given relevant readings for study prior to the event, which are prepared by the organizing group and to be read in the participant’s own time. Led by a host, the event will be held in a seminar format that encourages active engagement from each participant. With an inclusive and relaxed environment, this Reading Group will serve as an open, equal space for learning and communication.

Modernity is not only a serial symptom of history but also a historical narrative that reveals the very symptom itself. The focus of this Reading Group is about how these narratives came to be, reflecting on their backgrounds and structural system. We consider how to develop a more equal historiography and methodology for 20th century Chinese art history. These discussions cover two interconnected chain of events: the dichotomies of contemporary Chinese art history and their historical context on the one hand, and, on the other hand, the relationship between globalization and modernity, and how this relationship figures into contemporary Chinese art history.

Reading List

- Hay, Jonathan. “Double Modernity, Para-Modernity.” In Antinomies of Art and Culture: Modernity, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity, edited by Terry Smith, Okwui Ewenzor, and Nancy Condee, 113–132.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2008

- Karl, Rebecca E., Staging the World: Chinese Nationalism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Durham NC and London, 2002), Chapter 1

[中译] 世界大舞台十九、二十世纪之交中国的民族主义[] 瑞贝卡·卡尔 生活·读书·新知三联书店 2008,第一章

- Liu, He Lydia, Karl, Rebecca E. and Ko, Dorothy, The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory, Introduction

[中译,有删节]  《一个现代思想的先声:论何殷震对跨国女权主义理论的贡献》。刘禾,瑞贝卡·卡尔,高彦颐著,陈燕谷译。中国现代文学研究丛刊 . 2014 (05)

- Cheng-hua Wang, ‘Rediscovering Song Painting for the Nation: Artistic Discursive Practices in Early Twentieth-Century China’, Artibus Asiae, 71.2 (2011), pp. 221-46 



He-Yin Zhen Feminist Manifesto(Nüzi xuanbushu )


Xu Beihong, "Ping wenhuadian suocang shuhua" An Assessment of the Calligraphy and Painting Collections of the Hall of Literary Magnificance


Kang Youwei, "Wanmu Caotang canghuamu " (Catalogue of the Wanmu caotang Collection)