Archives of Asian Art, vol. 57 (2007)

Archives of Asian Art, vol. 57 (2007)Vol. 57 (2007) of the Archives of Asian Art, now published by the University of Hawai‘i Press for the Asia Society, has finally appeared in print. We apologize for the long delay.

Archives of Asian Art is an annual journal devoted to the arts of South, Southeast, Central, and East Asia. Each issue presents articles by leading scholars and a selection of outstanding works of Asian art acquired by North American museums during the previous year. The editors attempt to maintain a balanced representation of regions and types of art, as well as a variety of scholarly perspectives.

The Table of Contents of volume 57 follows, along with a sample of the art discussed in each article.

ARTICLES

Golden Mangoes—The Life Cycle of a Cultural Revolution Symbol
Alfreda Murck, p. 1

Mango presented by Mao to Capital Workers Propaganda TeamsFig. 1. Small poster. Caption above: “Our country has a population of 700 million and the working class is the leadership class. Bring into full play the leading role of the working class in the great cultural revolution and in all fields of work. The working class also must continuously raise its political consciousness through struggle.” Caption below: “Mango—The precious gift personally presented by Great Leader Chairman Mao to Capital Workers Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda Teams.”

Fashioning a Political Body: The Tomb of a Rouran Princess
Bonnie Cheng, p. 23

Chamber murals. Xu Xianxiu tomb, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province. Northern Qi, 571 CE. Fig. 19. Chamber murals.
Xu Xianxiu tomb,Taiyuan, Shanxi Province.
Northern Qi, 571 CE.
After WW2003.10.

The Cliff-sculpture of Stone-Gate Mountain: A Mirror of Religious Eclecticism in the Art of Twelfth-Century Sichuan
Tom Suchan, p. 51

Overview of Niche 11 and the western entrance of the chasm, Mt. Shimen, Dazu CountyFig. 8. Overview of Niche 11 and the western entrance
of the chasm between the two primary rock outcroppings,
Mt. Shimen, Dazu County.
Photograph by author.

Jiajing Emperor and His Auspicious Words
Maggie C. K. Wan, p. 95

Large bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Prov. PorcelainFig. 6. Large bowl with design of miniature potted bamboo, pine, peach tree, and cypress, with trunks twisted to form the four characters fu, shou, kang, and ning. Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Prov. Porcelain; underglaze blue-and-white; h. 20.5 cm, mouth 38.7 cm, base 19.58 cm. Tianminlou collection.

Two Paths to the Pure Land: The Niga-byakudō Theme and the Modernist Buddhist Art of Hada Teruo
John D. Szostak, p. 121

Hada Teruo (1887–1945). Bukka Kai’en no Zu (Pure Land Paradise as Karmic Reward). 1937. Japan.Fig. 1. Hada Teruo (1887–1945). Bukka Kai’en no Zu (Pure Land Paradise as Karmic Reward). 1937. Japan.
Hanging scroll; ink, color, gold on silk; 49.2 x 86.9 cm. Hoshino Garō, Kyoto.

Obituary: Peter Drucker (1909–2005)
p. 151

Art of Asia Acquired by North American Museums, 2004–2005
p. 153

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