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Kathleen Ryor

Kathleen Ryor

  • Tanaka Memorial Professor of International Understanding and Art History, Art and Art History

Education & Professional History

University of Virginia, BA; New York University, MA, PhD.

At Carleton since 1996.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Asian Studies

University of Virginia, B.A.; Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, M.A., Ph.D.; Chinese painting and calligraphy, Chinese gardens, relationship of the military to the arts of China. Author,"Nature Contained: Penjing and Flower Arrangements as Surrogate Gardens in Ming China" in Orientations (2002), "Regulating the Qi and the Xin: Xu Wei and His Military Patrons" in Archives of Asian Art (2003-2004), and "Fleshly Desires and Bodily Deprivations: The Somatic Dimensions of Xu Wei's Flower Painting" in Body and Face in Chinese Visual Culture (forthcoming 2004).

Art & Art History

University of Virginia, B.A., New York University, M.A., Ph.D.

Kathleen Ryor teaches courses on Asian art history and the Introduction to Art History. Her primary area of research is Chinese painting of the late Ming dynasty. Her other research and teaching interests include interactions between different modes of representation in the Ming and Qing periods, Chinese gardens, 20th-century Chinese art and Japanese prints. Her position was sponsored by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. She is currently a board member of the Society for Ming Studies.

Global Engagement Initiative

Co-Director, Global Engagement Initiative

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