Lara C.W. Blanchard, Luce Professor of East Asian Art and the Lloyd Wright Professor of Conservative Studies, has essays published in the scholarly art encyclopedia Grove Art Online and in a special issue of positions, a journal of Asia scholarship published by Duke University Press. Both pieces explore issues of gender as they relate to the generation of and perspectives on Chinese art.
In Grove Art Online, Blanchard’s essay “Gender in Chinese art” discusses gendered representation in the arts, gender and architectural space and women’s participation in the arts. Read the article here.
“Defining a Female Subjectivity: Gendered Gazes and Feminist Reinterpretations in the Art of Cui Xiuwen and Yu Hong” appears in the “(En)gendering: Chinese Women’s Art in the Making” issue of positions. Contributors were asked to consider how the work of contemporary women artists has generated new approaches to and perspectives on the Chinese art canon. For more about the issue, click here.
Blanchard earned a master’s and a doctorate in art history from the University of Michigan. Her scholarly interests include gender and art in China, text-image relationships and Chinese theories of representation. She joined the faculty in 2001.