Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500–1900

9781472464262Melia Belli Bose (ed.), Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500–1900 , Routledge, 372 p.

Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500–1900 brings women’s engagements with art into a pan-Asian dialogue with essays that examine women as artists, commissioners, collectors, and subjects from India, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan, from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century. The artistic media includes painting, sculpture, architecture, textiles, and photography. The book is broadly concerned with four salient questions: How unusual was it for women to engage directly with art? What factors precluded more women from doing so? In what ways did women’s artwork or commissions differ from those of men? And, what were the range of meanings for woman as subject matter?

 

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Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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