Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

South/Southeast Asian Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2007

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Adamjee, Qamar, "The Sultanate Chandayana: An Exemplar of Cultural and Artistic Interaction in 14th–16th-Century India" (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Ahmad, Izmer, "Painting and Subjectivity in Modern Malaysian Art" (University of Victoria, A. Wright, R. Youds)

Ali, Atteqa, "Handle with Care: The Making of an Art History and a Nation in Pakistan" (UT Austin, J. Leoshko, A. Reynolds)

Belli, Melia, "Royal Umbrellas of Stone: Memory, Authority, and Public Identity in Rajput Funerary Architecture" (UCLA, I. Bierman-McKinney)

Carotenuto, Gianna, "Domesticating the Harem: Re-Considering Colonial Indian Female Identity in the Zenana Photographs of Raja Deen Dayal" (UCLA, R. Brown)

Chandra, Aditi, "History, Tourism, and the Making of a Capital City: Delhi's Islamic Heritage, 1857–1911–1947" (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Childers, Hope, "The Visual Culture of Opium in British India, ca. 1780–1912" (UCLA, S. Mathur)

Citron, Beth, "The City as Canvas: Five Exemplary Artists and Bombay, 1965–1995" (Pennsylvania, M. Meister)

Gamache, Genevieve, "Wat Rong Khun and Neo-Traditional Art in Thailand" (University of Victoria, A. Wright)

Gupta, Atreyee, "The Making of a Postcolonial Avant-Garde: Silpi Chakra and the Politics of Modern Art in India" (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Hall, Rebecca, "Of Merit and Ancestors: Buddhist Banners in Laos and Thailand" (UCLA, R. Brown)

James, Soumya, "Political Manipulation of Religious Imagery in Chola and Khmer Interactions: An Integrated Approach to Charting Past and Present Exchanges" (Cornell, K. McGowan)

Kamada, Yumiko, "Flowers on Floats: The Production, Circulation, and Reception of Early Modern Indian Carpets" (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Khera, Dipti, "Urban Imaginaries between Empires: Mapping from Udaipur to Jaipur, 1707–1832" (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Khullar, Sonal, "Artistic Labor, Sexual Form, and Modernism in India, 1930–2000" (UC Berkeley, J. Williams)

Lee, Eun–Su, "On Defining Buddhist Art in Bengal: The Dhaka Region" (UT Austin, J. Leoshko)

Maddipati, Venugopal, "Building, Dwelling, Thinking Gandhi: Towards an Ethical Architecture in Post-Colonial India" (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Millar, Eve, "New Sacred Spaces: Transforming the Mundane through Dance, Trance, and South Asian Cultural Iconographies" (University of Victoria, A. Wright)

Ninomiya Masumi, "Nationalizing Art, Constructing Asia: Okakura Kakuzo and India" (UNC Chapel Hill, P. Ghosh)

Ray, Sugata, "Performing 'Hinduism' in the 20th Century: Temple Architecture and Pilgrimage in Braj Bhumi" (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Rice, Yael, "Between the Brush and the Pen: Inscribing and Describing Paintings at the Mughal Court, c. 1555–1625" (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

Rod-Art, Melody, "Visualizing Merit: An Examination of the Spatial Organization of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha" (UCLA, R. Brown)

Rothfarb, Edward L., "The Architecture of Raja Bir Singh Dev Bundela of Orchha (1605–1627): Continuity, Adaptation, and Invention" (UCLA, R. Brown)

Sharma, Yuthika, "At the Margins of Empire: Topographical Imaginings of Delhi and Its Environs (1780–1857)" (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Sridharan, Shriya, "Śrirangam's New Antiquity: Negotiating the Hindu Temple's Divine and Historic Pasts in a Global Present" (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Weinstein, Laura, "Between Iran and India: Golconda Painting of the Late 16th Century" (Columbia, V. Dehejia)