Roberta Wue

Associate Professor, Art History
School of Humanities

Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University


B.A., Swarthmore College

Email: rwue@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Department of Art History
2114 Humanities Gateway
Mail Code: 2785
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
art history modern china pictures
   
Research
Abstract
I work on late Qing and early twentieth-century China, with a particular interest in painting, photography, and the printed image. My recent focus has been on the relationships created between artists, their pictures, and audiences, including how artists negotiate relationships with viewers through the art work and other kinds of representations. I am currently considering questions of fragmentation and heterogeneity, genre and breakdown, abstraction and hybridity, in modern China.
   
Publications Co-edited with Luke Gartlan, Portraiture and Studio Photography in China and Japan (Routledge, forthcoming 2017)
   
  "Art Worlds: Artists, Images, and Audiences in Late Nineteenth-Century Shanghai" (Hong Kong University Press and University of Hawai'i Press, 2015)
   
  "Group Encounters: Milton M. Miller’s Hong Kong and Canton Photographs," in Gartlan and Wue, Portraiture and Studio Photography in China and Japan, forthcoming 2017
   
  "The Mandarin at Home and Abroad: Picturing Li Hongzhang (1823-1901)," Ars Orientalis, XLIII (2013), 140-156
   
  “From Paragon to Butcher: Iconography and Identity in the Early Portraiture of Ren Bonian (1840-1895),” in Shane McCausland and Yin Hwang, eds., On Telling Images of China: Essays in Narrative Painting and Visual Culture (Hong Kong University Press, 2013): 265-292
   
  "Selling the Artist: Advertising, Art and Audience in Later Nineteenth Century Shanghai," Art Bulletin, XCI/4 (December 2009), 464-481
   
  “Deliberate Looks: Ren Bonian’s 1888 Album of Women,” in Jason Kuo, ed., Visual Culture in Shanghai 1850-1930 (Washington, DC: New Academia Publishing, 2007), 55-77
   
  “Essentially Chinese: The Chinese Portrait Subject in Nineteenth-Century Photography,” in Wu Hung and Katherine R. Tsiang, eds., Body and Face in Chinese Visual Culture (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2005), 257-280
   
  “The Profits of Philanthropy: Relief Aid, Shenbao, and the Art World in Later Nineteenth-Century Shanghai,” Late Imperial China, XXV/1 (June 2004): 187-211
   
  With Joanna Waley-Cohen and Edwin K. Lai, Picturing Hong Kong: Photography 1855-1910 (New York: Asia Society Galleries and George Braziller, 1997)
   
Professional
Societies
College Art Association
Association of Asian Studies
Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art
   
Graduate Programs Visual Studies

   
   
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Last updated 08/11/2016