East Asian Art in a Transnational Context

Edited by Eriko Tomizawa-Kay and Toshio Watanabe
Published by: Routledge Research in Art History, 2019

This is the first comprehensive English-language study of East Asian art history in a transnational context, and challenges the existing geographic, temporal, and generic paradigms that currently frame the art history of East Asia. This pioneering study proposes an important new framework that focuses on the relationship between China, Japan, and Korea. By reconsidering existing concepts of ‘East Asia’, and examining the porousness of boundaries in East Asian art history, the study proposes a new model for understanding trans-local artistic production – in particular the mechanics of interactions – at the turn of the 20th century.

Eriko Tomizawa-Kay is Lecturer in Japanese, University of East Anglia and Academic Associate at the Sainsbury Institute for Japanese Arts and Cultures.

Toshio Watanabe is Professor for Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, University of East Anglia and Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Design, Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, University of the Arts London.

Funded by the Kajima Foundation for the Arts, the Sainsbury Institute for Japanese Arts and Cultures, and University of East Anglia

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