• One question, 7-8 pages (do not exceed 9 pages), with separate pages of bibliography.
• Do not discuss your answer with others. This is an individual assignment.
• You are expected to use at least 5 scholarly sources on the topic of the history of Chinese painting.
• Essays without reliable authors are not considered scholarly sources. (Wikipedia and the like are not considered scholarly sources.)
• Cite your sources properly. Plagiary is prohibited.
• Arts and Humanities students, please use Chicago Style for footnotes and bibliography. For proper citation format, consult: Chicago Manual of Style Online: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html
• Double-spaced (not 1.5 spaces) with reasonable margins (ca. 1inches on all sides).
• Please use Times New Roman font, size 12, for both text and footnotes.
• If you are including images for illustration, please put captions.
Read Wen Fong’s article, “Why Chinese Painting is History,” and explain why he makes this argument. His concerns of Chinese history of painting resonates with other scholars such as James Cahill and Richard Vinograd who also express their concern of Western scholarly discourses on art history. Clarify what some Western (non-Chinese art history specialist in Europe and America) scholarly assumptions are and analyze Fong’s work. You need to incorporate at least 5 scholarly views in this assignment. Please be specific when you explain those scholars’ arguments using concrete examples and images.
Fong, Wen. “Why Chinese Painting is History.” The Art Bulletin 85, No. 2 (2003): 258-280.
Cahill, James. “Some Thoughts on the History and Post-History of Chinese Painting.” Archives of Asian Art 55 (2005): 17-33.
Vinograd, Richard. “Situation and Response in Traditional Chinese Scholar Painting.” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 46, No. 3 (1988): 365-374.
Other recommended scholars:
Richard Barnhart, Susan Bush, Weikam HO, Kathlyn Liscomb, Julia Murray, Susan Nelson, Jerome Sillbergeld, Richard Vinograd
Before you turn the paper in:
1. I advise that you take your draft to the Academic Resource Center for academic writing advices.
2. Make sure you have:
a) Put a title;
b) Put page numbers on each page (except for the first page);
c) Edited few times to eliminate grammatical and syntactical errors;
d) Changed passive voice to active voice sentence structures;
e) Removed all unnecessary modifiers (adverbs, frivolous relative clauses);
f) No run-on sentences.
Table of Chinese Artists Names in Pinyin and Wede-Giles:
Pinyin (new system) Wade-Giles
Song Dynasty Song Dynasty
Dong Yuan Tung Yüan
Jing Hao Ching Hao
Guan Tung Kuan T’ung
Ma Yuan Ma
Xia Gui (f. c. 1195-1235) Hsia Kuei
Mi Fu (1051-1107) Mi Fei
Mi Youren (c. 1086-1165) Mi Yu-jen
Yuan Dynasty Yüan Dynasty
Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322) Chao Meng-fu
Gao Kegong (1248-1310) Kao K’o-kung
Huang Gongwang (1269-1354) Huang Kung-wang
Wu Zhen (1280-1354) Wu Chen
Ni Zan (1301-1374) Ni Tsan
Wang Meng (c. 11308-1385) Wang Meng
Ming Dynasty Ming Dynasty
Dong Qichang (1555-1636) Tung Ch’i-chang
Shen Zhou (1427-1509) Shen Chou
Wen Zhengming (1470-1550) Wen Cheng-ming
He Laingjun (1506-1573) Ho Liang-chün
Du Qiong (1396-1474) Tu Ch’iung
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