Returning to the Shore: A Scholarly Symposium in Honor of James Cahill’s 81st Year

Friday, April 27, 2007 to Saturday, April 28, 2007

Friday, April 27 Gund Theater, Berkeley Art Museum

5:30 p.m.

Introductions and lecture by James Cahill
Reception and Exhibition Viewing:
Honoring a Tradition, Honoring a Teacher: A Tribute to James
Cahill, Asian Galleries C and D, Berkeley Art Museum

Saturday April 28 Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler Hall)

9:00–9:10 a.m.

Julia White, Senior Curator of Asian Art, Berkeley Art Museum

9:10–10:20 a.m.

Panel 1
Marsha Smith Weidner, University of Kansas, “A Monk at The Party”
Scarlett Jang, Williams College, “Imperial Publishing and Politics in Ming China”
Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Sophia University, Tokyo, “Woodcuts in the Nanzenji Bizanchuan”
Moderator: Ellen Johnston Laing, University of Michigan

10:20–10:40 a.m.

Coffee break

10:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Panel 2
Mae Anna Pang, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Australia, “Collecting Chinese Paintings at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia–1976 to the Present”
Richard Vinograd, Stanford University, “Imitation, Reproduction, and Authority in early Modern China”
Patricia Berger, UC Berkeley, “Ultimate Layman: Qianlong’s Responses to Buddhist Art”
Moderator: Jane Debevoise, Hong Kong University

12:00–1:30 p.m.

Lunch break

1:30–3:10 p.m.

Panel 3
Hsingyuan Tsao, University of British Columbia, “A Self Referential Encoding: Rereading the Discourse of
Individualism in Literati Painting Theory”
Sheila Keppel, Independent Scholar, “Exporting a Culture: The Earliest Chinese Porcelains to Reach
the Beaches of the New World”
Ginger Hsu, UC Riverside, “Travel in the New Qing Empire”
Sarah E. Fraser, Northwestern University, “The Lure of the Western Frontier: Zhang Daqian’s Quest for
China’s Pictorial Past”
Moderator: Wen-hsin Yeh, UC Berkeley

3:10–3:30 p.m.

Coffee break

3:30–5:10 p.m.

Panel 4
Flora Li Tsui Fu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, “Lingnan school”
Felicity Luftkin, Harvard University, “Niren Zhang: Chinese Folk Art”
Julia F. Andrews, Ohio State University, “The Female Nude and Liu Haisu’s Battle for Artistic
Moderator: Wen C. Fong, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University

James Cahill, Closing Remarks

For further information please contact Julia White, Senior Curator of Asian Art, Berkeley Art Museum, <>, or 510 642-7542

SPONSORS: Center for Chinese Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Art History Department, Williams College Asian Studies Department, Ohio State University Institute for Chinese Studies, Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.