Marsha Haufler-Weidner

Professor
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COURSES OFFERED:

Visual Arts of East Asia
Art and Culture of China
Art and Culture of Korea
Chinese Painting
Song and Yuan Painting
Buddhist art
Graduate seminars in Chinese art (topics vary, e.g. 
Theory and Methodology in the Study of Chinese Painting; 
Connoisseurship in Chinese Painting; Painting in Suzhou in 
the Ming Dynasty; Chinese Buddhist Painting; Ming and Qing 
Topographical Painting; Chinese Women Painters; 
Monasteries as Centers of Aesthetic Culture in the Ming Dynasty)
Korean Painting
Graduate Seminars in Korean Art (Topics vary, e.g.
Korean Painting, Buddhist Korean Art, etc.)

 

EDUCATION
1982              Ph.D., History of Art, University of California, Berkeley.
1973              M.A., History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
1970              M.A., Folklore, University of California, Berkeley
1966              B.A., Studio Art, Mills College, Oakland, California.
   
EMPLOYMENT
2007-2008 Professor, History of Art and Acting Director of the Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
2005-2006 Professor, History of Art and Acting Director of the Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
2001-2004 Professor, History of Art, University of Kansas
1998-2000 Professor, History of Art and Director of the Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
1991-98        Associate Professor, History of Art, University of Kansas
1984-91        Assistant Professor, History of Art, University of Virginia
1979-84        Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Art and East Asian studies, Oberlin College
   
RECENT FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
2007 W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence
2004            Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education
2002            Keeler Intra-University Professorship, for the study of Korean language and culture
2000              National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Research Fellowship
   
RECENT INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS
2006 Title VI, National Resource Center grant for the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), University of Kansas
2003            Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies subvention forArchives of Asian Art, for the Asia Society, New York
2000              Title VI, National Resource Center grant for the CEAS, University of Kansas
EDITORIAL
2000-          Chair, Editorial Board, Archives of Asian Art
1997-99 Member of the Editorial board, Archives of Asian Art; and East Asian editor, CAA.Reviews. (College Art Association online review journal)
   
PUBLICATIONS (as Marsha Weidner)

Books and scholarly catalogues:

  • Cultural Intersections in Later Chinese Buddhism, editor and contributor. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2001.
  • Perspectives on Heritage of the Brush, editor and contributor. Lawrence, Kansas: Spencer Museum of Art, 1997.
  • Latter Days of the Law: Images of Chinese Buddhism (exhibition catalogue), editor and primary author. Lawrence, Kansas: Spencer Museum of Art; Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1994.
  • Flowering in the Shadows: Women in the History of Chinese and Japanese Painting, editor and contributor. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1990.
  • Views from Jade Terrace: Chinese Women Artists, 1300-1912 (exhibition catalogue), editor and primary author. Indianapolis: Indianapolis Museum of Art, and New York: Rizzoli, 1988.

Recent articles:

  • "Only Fit for the Monks' Quarters," forthcoming in Ars Orientalis in 2009
  •  “Picturing Monks as Connoisseurs and Monasteries as Sites of Aesthetic Engagement,” forthcoming in Georges Bloch Jahrbuch, Institute of Art History, Zurich University (festschrift for Dr. Helmut Brinker).
  • "A Vaishravana Thangka from the Ming Dynasty," Orientations, (Nov/Dec. 2008): 92-99.
  • “Portraits and Personalities in the Temples of Ming Beijing: Responses to Portraits of the Monk Daoyan,” in The History of Painting in East Asia: Essays on Scholarly Method (Taipei: Rock Publishing International, 2008), 224-42.
  • “Sino-Tibetan Thangkas of the Chenghua and Zhengde Periods in Western Collections,” in Palace Museum Journal (October 2007), 78-97; Selected from the Third International Conference on Tibetan Archaeology & Arts papers, Beijing, 2006.  Revised version in English forthcoming in Artibus Asiae in 2009.
  • “Two Ming Ritual Scrolls as Harbingers of New Directions in the Study of Chinese Painting,” Orientations (Jan/Feb. 2005), 64-73
  • “Images of the Nine-Lotus Bodhisattva and the Wanli Empress Dowager,”Chungguksa yongu (The Journal of Chinese Historical Researches) no. 35 (April 30, 2005), 245-278.

Recent papers and lectures

  • October 2008 "Viewing Paintings in Buddhist Monasteries: Episodes from the Ming and Qing Dynasties," for "Beyond Boundaries: International Symposium on Chinese and Korean Painting," a conference to be held at the National Museum of Korea, Seoul.
  • May 2008,  “Alternate Realities in Pyongyang,” Honolulu Academy of Art
  • May 2008  “East Meets West: Qing Court Taste and European Style,” Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • April 2007 “A Monk at the Party,” for “Returning to the Shore: A Scholarly Symposium in Honor of James Cahill's 80th Year,” University of California at Berkeley.
  • Sept. 2007 “Tangkas for the Ming Court,” Vanderbilt University
  • Dec. 2006 “Thangkas for the Ming Court,” Princeton University.
  • Dec. 2006 "Only Suitable for the Monks' Quarters," for the “New Directions in Yuan Painting” conference at the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
  • Feb. 2006  “Early and Mid-Ming Dynasty Painting, Gardens, and Temples” for the Asian Art Society of San Francisco.
  • Oct. 2006  "Mid-Ming Sino-Tibetan Thangkas in Western Collections," for the Third International Conference on Tibetan Archaeology & Arts, in Beijing, China.
  • Nov 2005 "Art in the Abbot's Quarters: Picturing Monks as Collectors and Connoisseurs," Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
  • May 2005 "Korean Taste, Korean Tradition,"Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.
  • April 2005 “The Wanli Empress Dowager as Patron and Bodhisattva,” University of Washington.
  • March 4, 2005 “The Nine-Lotus Bodhisattva on Silk, Stone, and Paper,” annual meeting of The Association for Asian Studies.
  • Oct. 4, 2004  “A Proposed Exhibition of Ming-Qing and Joseon Buddhist Painting,” ICOM (International Committee on Museums) meeting in Seoul, Korea.
  • Oct. 9, 2004 “Images of the Nine-Lotus Bodhisattva and the Wanli Empress Dowager,” “Chinese History Through Art,” an international conference at Yeungnam University in Korea.
  • Oct. 4, 2004  “A Proposed Exhibition of Ming-Qing and Joseon Buddhist Painting,” ICOM (International Committee on Museums) meeting in Seoul, Korea.
   
VIDEO  
Images of Chinese Buddhism: The Monastic Setting  (writer, executive producer, and photographer) 1994
   
EXHIBITIONS CURATED
2001             "Ming Painting through the Eyes of Connoisseurs," Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas.
1994              "Latter Days of the Law: Images of Chinese Buddhism 850-1850," Spencer Museum and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
1987-88        "Views from Jade Terrace: Chinese Women Painters, 1300-1912," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, National Women’s Museum (Washington, D.C.), China Institute (New York), and City Museum of Hong Kong.
   
OTHER RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2000              Instructor, intensive two-week course on Chinese Art, Masters of Chinese Studies Program, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
2000 Participant, Second Workshop for Korean Art Curators in Seoul, Korea, sponsored by the Korea Foundation.
1998              Lecturer, "Dunhuang Art and Society," a seminar conducted June 20-July at the Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang by the Silkroad Foundation and the Dunhuang Institute
1996             Organizer and instructor, seminar on later Chinese Buddhist painting conducted in Beijing, Hebei and Shanxi; sponsored by the Asian Cultural Council.

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