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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to host this year’s Triangle East Asia Colloquium (TEAC) April 12th-13th. TEAC is an annual event that promotes East Asian studies, the colloquium is organized by the faculty from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University in the Triangle area. This year, the colloquium will focus on East Asian art, featuring six papers that explore the theme, Art about Art in East Asia.
Art about Art in East Asia investigates different ways in which an art medium represents art of another medium, for example, a painting about music or a film about pictures. In the context of East Asian tradition, art has been intrinsically interdisciplinary across different media, as in the case of the literati art cultivated through poetry, calligraphy, and painting. The “multimedia” in the conception of East Asian art gives the boundary of different art media greater fluidity. The meta-theory, such as metapicture, has been useful in elucidating the nature, structure, and language that make an art medium. Art about art in East Asia, in contrast, seeks to locate the significance of an art medium in the relational complexity of art media and provide different ways to reconsider how art media have played a fundamental role in shaping East Asian art.
The colloquium will take place at the Ackland Museum of Art on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Admission is free to all. For the program, including schedule, speakers, and paper abstracts, please visit the TEAC website.
Please contact UNC faculty hosts Dr. Wei-Cheng Lin and Dr. Li-ling Hsiao for more information.
Paper abstracts can be found here.
Friday, April 12

  • 1:00-4:30pm: Speakers arrive
  • 4:30-5:30: Reception at the Ackland Museum of Art
  • 5:30-7:30pm: Keynote Speech: “Mixing Media, Chinese Painting, and Architecture: Problems in Methodology” – Jerome Silbergeld, Princeton University
Saturday, April 13
  • 8:30-8:40am: Welcome: Li-ling Hsiao, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • 8:40-9:00am: Introduction: “Art about Art in East Asia” – Wei-Cheng Lin, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Session 1: Chinese Art About Art
    • 9:00-10:00am: “Visualizing Music: Min Qiji’s ‘Picture of Yingying Listening to Zither’ for Xixiang Ji” – Li-ling Hsiao, UNC-Chapel Hill
    • 10:00-10:15am: Coffee break
    • 10:15-11:15am: “Vases for Cut Flowers: Mediums and Visual Culture in Late Imperial China” – Lillian Lan-ying Tseng, New York University
    • 11:15am-12:00pm: Discussion: Stanley Abe, Duke University
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
  • Session II: Japanese Art About Art
    • 1:00-2:00pm: “Listening to China: Paintings on Music in Early Modern Japan” – Hans Thomsen, University of Zurich
    • 2:00-3:00pm: “The Place of (Japanese) Art in an International Age: Picturing Pictures in the Silent Film ‘The Dragon Painter’ (1919)” – Chelsea Foxwell, University of Chicago
    • 3:00-3:15pm: Coffee break
    • 3:00-4:15pm: Discussion: Gennifer Weisenfeld, Duke University
  • Session III: Korean Art About Art
    • 4:00-5:00pm: “Chaekgeori: Multi-Dimensional Messages in Late Joseon Korea” – Sunglim Kim, Dartmouth College
    • 5:00-5:30pm: Discussion: Jerome Silbergeld, Princeton University

DATE: April 12-13, 2013
LOCATION: Ackland Art Museum, UNC
TIME: See Schedule

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