Lara C. W. Blanchard (魏嘉麗)
Luce Associate Professor of East Asian Art

Chair, Art & Architecture Department (Art History)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

208 Houghton House * Geneva, New York 14456
tel: 315.781.3893 * fax: 315.781.3689 *

 





Education

2001 Ph.D. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (History of Art)
1992 A.M. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (History of Art)
1988 B.A. College of William and Mary (Art History, Mathematics)





Academic Appointments and Affiliations
2008- Luce Associate Professor of East Asian Art, Art & Architecture Department, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York
2002- Associate in Research, East Asia Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
2001-2008 Henry Luce Assistant Professor of East Asian Art, Art Department, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York





Spring 2014 Schedule
Office Hours: M 3:00-4:00pm, Tu 4:00-5:00pm, or by appointment
ARTH/ASN 103
Introduction to Asian Art
MWF 10:10-11:05

ARTH 252
Japanese Art & Culture
MWF 12:20-1:15


Fall 2014 Schedule
Office Hours: TBA
ARTH/ASN 103
Introduction to Asian Art
MWF 10:10-11:05

ARTH 272
Later Chinese Pictures
MWF 11:15-12:10


Spring 2015 Schedule
Office Hours: TBA
ARTH/ASN 103
Introduction to Asian Art
MWF 10:10-11:05

ARTH 253
Buddhist Art & Architecture
MWF 11:15-12:10


 

Teaching Interests
FSEM 047 Art + Ideas + East + West (co-taught with Professor Michael Tinkler)
ARTH/ASN 103
Introduction to Asian Art (cross-listed in Asian Studies and Media & Society)
WMST 100 Introduction to Women's Studies (co-taught with Professor Anna Creadick)

ARTH 220 Arts of China (cross-listed in Asian Languages & Cultures and Media & Society)
ARTH 252 Japanese Art & Culture (cross-listed in Architectural Studies, Asian Studies, and Media & Society)
ARTH 253 Buddhist Art & Architecture (cross-listed in Architectural Studies, Asian Studies, and Media & Society)
ARTH 259 Chinese Painting, Tang to Yuan Dynasties, a.k.a. Early Chinese Painting (cross-listed in Asian Studies)
ARTH 272 Chinese Pictures, Ming Dynasty to Modern, a.k.a. Later Chinese Pictures (cross-listed in Asian Studies)
ARTH 303/403 Gender & Painting in China (cross-listed in Asian Studies, Media & Society, and Women's Studies)
ARTH 306/406/506
Telling Tales: Narrative in Asian Art (cross-listed in Asian Studies, Media & Society, and Women's Studies; offered for credit in M.A.T. program in Education)
ARTH 336/436 Arts of the Landscape and the Garden in China and Japan, a.k.a. Landscapes & Gardens (cross-listed in Architectural Studies, Asian Studies, and Environmental Studies)
ASN 304/504 Courtesan Culture in China and Japan (cross-listed in Art History and Women's Studies; offered for credit in M.A.T. program in Education)




Selected Publications

Dorinda Neave, Lara C. W. Blanchard, and Marika Sardar, Asian Art, 1st ed. (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson, 2014).
(in press)

 

Lara C. W. Blanchard, "Mou Yi’s Pounding Cloth: Painting, Play, Reference, and Discourse in Song China," Artibus Asiae 73, no. 2 (2013).

 

Lara C. W. Blanchard and Kara J. Kenney, "Traces of Collaboration: Empress Yang’s Captions for Xia Gui’s Twelve Views of Landscape," Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender and Culture 18 (Fall 2009): 6-33.

Lara C. W. Blanchard, "Huizong's New Clothes: Desire and Allegory in Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk, Ars Orientalis 36 (2006): 111-35.
Lara Caroline Williams Blanchard, "Visualizing Love and Longing in Song Dynasty Paintings of Women" (Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan, 2001).
Lara C. W. Blanchard, "Lonely Women and the Absent Man: The Masculine Landscape as Metaphor in the Song Dynasty Painting of Women," in Gendered Landscapes: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Past Place and Space, ed. Bonj Szczygiel, Josephine Carubia and Lorraine Dowler (University Park, Pa.: The Center for Studies in Landscape History, The Pennsylvania State University, 2000), 33-47. 


Conferences, Symposia & Lectures
"Reclaiming Female Subjectivity: Images of Women, Past and Present, in the Art of Cui Xiuwen and Yu Hong." For the panel Tradition and Modernity. Female Embodiment of the Visual World: Women's Art in Contemporary China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. (28 September 2013)

“Rethinking Male-Authored Images of Women: Feminism and the Gaze in the Work of Two Contemporary Chinese Artists.” Friday Faculty Lunch Series, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. (30 August 2013)

"Interiority and Surface, Gender and Performance: Mirrors and Makeup in Song Dynasty Painting and Poetry." For the panel Rhetorics of Eroticism in Chinese Art and Literature, Song to Ming. 64th Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Toronto, Ont. (17 March 2012)

“Mirrors, Makeup, and Meaning in Song Dynasty Painting and Poetry.” Friday Faculty Lunch Series, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. (9 March 2012)

"Four Courtesans," Asian Student Union, Comstock Dining Hall, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. (19 September 2009)

"Asian Landscapes and Art," Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. (16 July 2009)

Discussant for the panel Redrawing the Map: Displacement and Geography in Song-Yuan Literary and Visual Discourses. The Thirteenth Asian Studies Conference Japan, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. (20-21 June 2009)

"Rinpa School Painting and the Yamato-e Tradition," for the Corning-Kakegawa Committee of the Sister Cities Association, 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, N.Y. (10 May 2009)

"Gardens for Strolling and Contemplation in Kyōto," for the Corning-Kakegawa Committee of the Sister Cities Association, Southeast Steuben County Library, Corning, N.Y. (26 July 2008)

"Images of Nature," Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. (18 July 2007, 16 July 2008)

“The Emperor’s New Clothes: Desire and Politics in Huizong’s Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk.” For the panel What Is Not-So-Ordinary about the Ordinary: Decoding the Social and Political Rhetoric behind Early Modern Chinese Imagery, 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Boston, Mass. (22-25 March 2007).

“Desire and Politics in Emperor Huizong’s Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk, ca. 1100-25.” Friday Faculty Lunch Series, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. (2 March 2007)

"Picturing Femininity in China and Japan," A Weekend of Workshops for Asia Scholars, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. (2-3 February 2007)

"Introduction to Chinese Art, " Learning and Teaching about Asia, HWS Asia Teaching Partnership and Wayne-Finger Lakes Teacher Resource Center, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. (9 December 2006)

"Landscapes for Travel, Sightseeing, Wandering, and Life: Chinese and Japanese Paintings, Prints, and Gardens," Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. (13 July 2006)

"Traditional Japanese Architecture," for the Corning-Kakegawa Committee of the Sister Cities Association, Southeast Steuben County Library, Corning, N.Y. (8 January 2006)

"The Song Dynasty Courtesan's Performance of Desire: Subjectivity and Representation in Chinese Poetry and Painting," Singing Girls, Lesbian Courtesans, and Happy Hookers: Hidden Pleasures in China, India, and the United States, for the Thirteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Scripps College, Claremont, Calif. (2-5 June 2005)

Co-Chair (with Professor Roslyn Hammers, Whitman College), The Song Dynasty Beyond the Song: Its Legacy Within and Outside China, for the College Art Association 93rd Annual Conference, Atlanta, Ga. (16-19 February 2005)

"Reconfiguring Integrity: The Scholar's Image in Chinese Painting, Song to Ming," for the symposium New Research on Chinese Painting, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Mich. Invited speaker. (9 November 2002)

"Revisiting Han Xizai: Night Revels Reinterpreted by Artists of the People's Republic of China," for the panel Premodern Iconography and Contemporary Intervisuality of "China," The New York Conference on Asian Studies 2002 Annual Meeting, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (25-26 October 2002)

"Nature through the Eyes of Artists" (with Professor Michael Bogin), Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. (17 July 2002)

"Sexuality and Politics in Twelfth-Century Chinese Painting," Friday Faculty Lunch Series, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. (1 February 2002)

"The Traveling Man's Longing for One Left Behind: An Alternate Reading of the Lonely Woman in Song Dynasty Paintings," for the panel Pygmalion Revisited: Female Image as Male Self-Representation, 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, Ill. (22-25 March 2001)

"Evoking Feelings (Qing) through Scenes (Jing): A Pictorial Strategy for Representing Longing in Song Paintings of Lonely Women," for the panel Women and/as Rhetorical Tropes in Chinese Poetic and Visual Cultural Productions, Han through Song, American Association for Chinese Studies 42nd Annual Conference, San Francisco, Calif. (27-29 October 2000)

"Lonely Women and the Absent Man: The Masculine Landscape as Metaphor in Song Dynasty Paintings of Women," for Panel VII-C, "Landscape Representation III," of the conference Gendered Landscapes: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Past Place and Space, The Center for Studies in Landscape History, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. (29 May-1 June 1999)

"A Scholar-Painter's Appropriation of the Past: Rhetoric in the Southern Song Handscroll Pounding Cloth," for the panel "Reconfiguring the Past" of the graduate student conference Souvenir, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. (10 October 1998)

"Reveling in the Company of Courtesans: The (Mis)representation of Romance in a Song Dynasty Painting," for an interdisciplinary panel, Love and Sex/ Violence and Patriarchy: Critical Reflections on Gendered Representation, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. (5 December 1997)



Awards & Fellowships
2003-2013 Faculty Research Grant, Hobart & William Smith Colleges.
2009-2011 Freeman Asia Senior Colloquium Grant, Freeman Foundation.

2001 Women's Studies/ Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan.
2000-2001 Center for Chinese Studies Endowment Award, University of Michigan.
2000 Rackham Travel Grant, University of Michigan.
1999-2000 Rackham Merit Fellowship, University of Michigan.
1999 Rackham Travel Grant, University of Michigan.
1998 Freer Fellowship, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.
1997 "Community of Scholars" Eight-Month Fellowship for Research on Women and Gender, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan.
1996-1997 Center for Chinese Studies Endowment Award, University of Michigan.
1996-1997 Center for Chinese Studies Peking-American School Fellowship in Traditional Chinese Studies, University of Michigan.
1994 Center for Chinese Studies Endowment Award, University of Michigan.
1993-1994 National Taiwan Normal University Advanced Language Training Fellowship, Ministry of Education, Republic of China.
1993 Katherine Taylor Fellowship, Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan.
1992 Marvin Eisenberg Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan.
1990-1994 Rackham Merit Fellowship, University of Michigan.