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Paul K. Nietupski is professor of religious studies at John Carroll University. Joan O'Mara (1946-2009) was professor of East Asian studies at Washington and Lee University.
1 Dedication to Joan O'Mara & Stanley L. Mickel
2 Table of Contents
3 List of Illustrations
5 Editors' Note
Chapter 7 1. Re-Iconizing Artifacts: Using the Curriculum to Recontextualize Asian Art
Chapter 8 2. Making Sense of Material Culture: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Collection Items
Chapter 9 3. The Arts of South Asia
Chapter 10 4. Tibetan Art
Chapter 11 5. Chinese Painting
Chapter 12 6. Craftsmanship in Japanese Arts
Chapter 13 7. Japanese Prints
Chapter 14 8. Are There Decorative Arts in Asia?
15 Appendix A: The ASIANetwork/Luce Asian Arts Consultancy Project
16 Appendix B: Contributors to This Volume
Reading Asian Art and Artifacts provides an illuminating discussion on the role of arts and material culture in our understanding of Asia in historical times. The examples of arts and artifacts selected exclusively from the collection from various liberal arts colleges in the United States serve as a window to our students to gain an intimate view of the culture, economy, and politics of diverse regional and cultural traditions across Asia. Meanwhile, the collection of those arts and artifacts in the west serves as mirrors to reflect our knowledge and understanding of Asia through time. Written by accomplished scholars and devoted teachers, the text presents an intriguing 'reading' and understanding of the arts, artifacts, and Asian culture from a multi-discipline perspective.
— Yan Sun, associate professor of art history, Gettysburg College