Date: 24-27 August 2017
Venue: University of Zurich (Switzerland)
The European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA) is the main academic society for Asian art and archaeology in Europe. For its second conference organized in collaboration with the Section for East Asian Art (Institute of Art History), University of Zurich, the EAAA invited a variety of scholars from around the globe.
Photography of China's founder Marine Cabos participated in the panel Art and Reproduction in Republican China alongside three other scholars involved in the field of arts in China. Entitled "The Printed Landscape: Photo-books and Famous Places in Early Twentieth Century China", her paper examines the Commercial Press of Shanghai’s series entitled Scenic China (Zhongguo Mingsheng, 中國名勝) published between 1914 and 1936 (including re-editions). It illuminates the editorial strategies that characterize this type of photo-book, while clarifying its role in a broader frame of reference. It will notably examine what the Scenic China series teaches us about changing practices and functions in landscape photography in early twentieth-century-China; how it related to the democratization of photography and sightseeing; and how it connected different producers and audiences with one another.
Panel chair: Prof. Dr. Sarah E. Fraser
Speaker 1: Dr. Marine Cabos
The Printed Landscape: Photo-books and Famous Places in Early Twentieth Century China
Speaker 2: Dr. Tian S. Liang
Crossing Boundaries: The Interplay of Painting and Printing in the Works of Jin Cheng (1878–1926)
Speaker 3: Dr. Juliane Noth
Publishing Modern Ink Painting around 1930: Venues and Strategies
Speaker 4: Mia Yinxing Liu, Bates College
The Issue of Reproduction: Ink Painters and Photography in China (1920–1950)
More information: EAAA conference program