Stanley Abe has published on Chinese Buddhist art, contemporary Chinese art, Asian American art, Abstract Expressionism, and the construction of art historical knowledge. He is writing a critical study of how Chinese sculpture became a category of Fine Art during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
PhD University of California, Berkeley 1989
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Typical Courses Taught:
- Arthist 170, Chinese buddhist art
- Arthist 171, Chinese art 1900 to present
- Arthist 303, Exhibitions and museums
- "The Modern Moment of Chinese Sculpture." Misul Charyo 美術資料 (Fine Art Materials) vol. 82 (December, 2012): 63-82.
- "General Munthe's Sculpture Collection." Gifts. Edited
by Jorunn Haakestad. (2012): 42-47.
- "Locating World Art." The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora. Edited
by Saloni Mathur. (2011): 130-45.
- "Rockefeller Home Decorating and Objects from China." Collecting China: The World, China, and a Short History of Collecting. Edited
by Vimalin Rujivacharakul. (2011): 107–23.
- "Collecting Chinese Sculpture: Paris, New York, Boston." Journeys East: Isabella Stewart Gardner and Asia. Edited
by Alan Chong and Noriko Murai. (2009): 432-442.
- "China, The Buddha, and Modern Aestheticism." Re-Imagining Asia: A Thousand Years of Separation. Edited
by Shaheen Merali. (2008): 124-133.
- "From Stone to Sculpture: The Alchemy of the Modern." Treasures Rediscovered: Chinese Stone Sculpture from the Sackler Collections at Columbia University (2008): 7–16.
- "To Avoid the Inscrutable: Abstract Expressionism and the "Oriental Mode"." Discrepant Abstraction. Edited
by Kobena Mercer. (2006): 52-73.
- Ordinary Images. University of Chicago Press,
- "Xu Bing de zhenshi de yishu 徐冰的真实的艺术 (The Genuine Art of Xu Bing)." Xu Bing -- Yancao jihua 徐冰 -- 烟草计划 (Xu Bing: Tobacco Project). Edited
by Wu Hong 巫鸿. (2006): 106–114.
- A Freer Stela Reconsidered. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Occasional Paper,
- "Why Asia Now? Contemporary Asian Art and the Politics of Multiculturalism." Shades of Black: Assembling the 80s, A transatlantic dialogue on Afro-Asian arts in post-war Britain. Edited
by David A. Bailey, Ian Baucom, and Sonia Boyce. (2005): 109-114.
- "No Questions, No Answers: China and A Book from the Sky." Modern Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies in the Age of Theory: Reimagining a Field. Edited
by Rey Chow. (2000): 227–50.
- "Inside the Wonder House: Buddhist Art and the West." Curators of the Buddha. Edited
by Donald Lopez. (1995).
- Selected Invited Lectures
- Moving Buddha: The Discovery of Chinese Sculpture, April 18, 2013, Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia
- Earliest forms of Buddhist Imagery in China, October 19, 2012, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
- The Modern Moment of Chinese Sculpture, October 17, 2012, Seattle Art Museum
- The Early Silk Road and Beyond, October 12, 2012, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
- Sculpture in the Golden Age of East Asian Art Collecting, March 16, 2012, “The Dragon and the Chrysanthemum: Collecting Chinese and Japanese Art in America” Symposium, The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library, New York
- The Modern Moments of Chinese Sculpture, January 31, 2012, Silberger Lecture, Institute of Fine Arts, New York
- The Modern Moment of Chinese Sculpture, 2011, National Museum of Korea, Seoul
- Rockefeller Collecting: China and Beyond, October 17, 2011, Oberlin College
- Order and Things: The Transformation of Chinese Objects into Sculpture, March 16, 2011, Cleveland Museum of Art
- Duplicating and Reproducing Chinese Buddhist Sculpture, November 24, 2010, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Seoul National University
- Moving Buddha, Making Sculpture, November 23, 2010, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Seoul National University
- Order and Things: Art History and Chinese Sculpture, November 11, 2010, Institute of Art History, University of Glasgow
- Duplicates in Chinese Stone Sculpture, November 9, 2010, New Research on Buddhist Sculpture, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
- The Fuxian Style Once More, September 22, 2010, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
- Order and Things: Art History and Chinese Sculpture, September 21, 2010, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London [Announcement]
- A Modern Taste for Chinese and Japanese Art, July 10, 2010, Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity, Nation, International Conference "Forgotten Japonisme: The Taste for Japanese Art in Britain and the USA, 1920s–1950s," Victoria and Albert Museum, London
- Locating World Art, July 5, 2010, Asia and Europe in a Global Context, Universität Heidelberg
- Déjà Vu All Over Again: Old Collections and New Discoveries from Shaanxi, February 10, 2010, University of Chicago
- Circa 1909: Moving Japanese and Chinese Sculpture to the United States, October 30, 2009, "Circa 1909" Symposium, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Köln
- China and Japan in Early Rockefeller Collecting, September 18, 2009, Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity, Nation, University of the Arts, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
- "Locating World Art", May 24, 2008, in the conference "(World) Art? Art History and Global Practice," Northwestern University
- Figuring China: Sculpture, Authenticity, and the Native, December 06, 2007, Leiden University [scholarship.php]
- Moving Buddha: Chinese Sculpture in the Native Tradition, November 27, 2007, Center for Chinese Studies Research Seminar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Déjà Vu All Over Again” Old Collections and New Discoveries from Xi’an, October 21, 2007, Art and Practice: Buddhism in China from the 5th–9th Centuries Symposium, China Institute, New York
- Inventing Styles: Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture from Shaanxi Province Again, September 13, 2007, Seminar in East Asian Art and Culture, Department of Art, University of Toronto
- Buddhist Artifacts and the Image of the Buddha in the Context of Colonialism, Modernism, and the International Art Market, May 28, 2007, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Excelsior Hotel, New York
- Selected Other
- Moderator and Discussant for “Buddhist Art: Objects and Contexts”, November 10, 2011, Pulitzer Foundation of the Arts, St. Louis