Yun-chen Lu Accepted to Mellon Chinese Object Study Workshop

Yun-chen Lu, first-year Ph.D. student, was accepted into the highly competitive Mellon Chinese Object Study Workshop One on Early Chinese Paintings held at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, June 13-17, 2016. Drawing from the MFA’'s rich collection of works attributed to the Song and Yuan and earlier eras, the workshop will consider the intertwined procedures of connoisseurship and attribution studies, conservation and technical studies, object-driven scholarship, collecting history, canon formation (and deconstruction), and art historical writing. Students will consider works of established historiographical importance as well as paintings connected to emerging concerns in recent art historical writing, such as women and gender, Daoist religious art, word/text/poetry-and-image relationships, interregional networks of Buddhist art exchange, and images and imaginaries of ethnic others.