Beyond Boundaries: East and West Cross-Cultural Encounters
Editor: Michelle Ying Ling Huang
Date Of Publication: Oct 2011
Beyond Boundaries: East and West Cross-Cultural Encounters is a collection of essays which span several countries, centuries and disciplines in their exploration of East-West cultural exchanges and interactions. The chapters are arranged in chronological and thematic order, and encompass the cutting edge research of a diverse group of international scholars. The subjects range from archaeology, art history and photography, to conservation, sociology and cultural studies, with cross-disciplinary examples of classical, modern and contemporary periods. The book seeks to inspire new ideas and stimulate further scholarly debate on the convergence, dissimilarities and mutual influences of the visual arts and material culture of Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.
The volume will be of interest to scholars and students working in the fields of art and cultural history as well as intercultural studies. It will be equally useful to collectors, artists and curators of global art and world cultures.
Dr Michelle Ying Ling Huang is Research Assistant Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. She was educated at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of St Andrews. Her publications address the reception of Chinese pictorial art in the West in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In 2010–11, she was Visiting Assistant Professor in Fine Arts at the University of Hong Kong.
“This is a fascinating theme, of growing interest to readers world-wide. Hitherto certain aspects of it have been fairly thoroughly explored . . . but the papers in this volume range far more widely, and open up topics in the East-West dialogue that are quite unfamiliar to anyone not in that particular field of study . . .”
– Prof. Michael Sullivan, Emeritus Fellow of St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
“With its broad chronological, geographical and material scope, this book will be essential reading for all who are interested in the role of cross-cultural activity in artistic production and interpretation, as well as the critical discourses of interconnectivity which are becoming such an important part of cultural studies the world over.”
– Dr Stacey Pierson, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
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