CONF: Art in Translation (Edinburgh, 28-29 Oct 17)

Art and Translation: Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea

International Symposium

October 28 – 29, 2017

The West Court Lecture Theatre, Main Building
Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
74 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh EH3 9DF

Registration deadline: Oct 26, 2017
Free Admissions. Please RSVP by 26 Oct with Dr Li-Heng Hsu (



Saturday, 28 October 2017

10:00 – 12:00
Taiwan Academy Lecture
Mali Wu (吳瑪悧), Artist and Professor, National Kaohsiung Normal University
From The Concept Of Social Sculpture To The Public Art In Taiwan: My Artistic Journey
Chaired by Marko Daniel, Tate Modern

Panel 1: Reposition Of Art History
Yunchiahn C. Sena, Trinity College, USA
Global As Local: Eclectic Architectural Themes In Colonial Taiwan

Colin Brady, University of Edinburgh, UK
Yamanaka Rises: Exploiting The Boxer Uprising To Introduce A New Chinese Art To The West

Su-Hsing Lin, Tainan National University of The Arts, Taiwan
Rebuilding Legitimacy: The Development Of Traditional Chinese Painting In Post-War Taiwan

14:30 Discussant: Rosina Buckland, National Museum of Scotland

Panel 2: Crossing Currents
Josh Yiu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Found In Translation: Lui Shou-Kwan’s Reading Of Post-War American Art

Mia Liu, Bate College, USA
On Fragments: Topography, Location, And Iconography In Landscape Photography Of Lang Jingshan

Chia-Ling Yang, University of Edinburgh, UK
Never Mind The Translation: Ink Art Of Tong Yang-Tze In Dialogical Perspective

16:50 Discussant: Sabrina Rastelli, University of Venice


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Panel 3: Translation And Corporeality
Yu-Chieh Li, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Performativity And Asian Artistic Networks In 1980s New York

Nicola Foster, Open University, UK
Three Contemporary “Translations” Of Nüshu: Dance, Music And Visual Art

Tzu-Ning Wu, National Taitung University, Taiwan
Millennials Incubation: The Posthuman Body In Taiwan’s Contemporary Art

11:30 Discussant: Lucy Weir, University of Edinburgh, UK

Panel 4: Margins And Geo-Identities
Aida Yuen Wong, Brandeis University, USA
Yuan Jai’s Deconstructive Paintings And Craft Aesthetic

Vivian Kuang Sheng, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Nikki Lee’s The Young Japanese Project: Fabricating “Infantile Citizenship” And East Asian Identity

14:00 Discussant: Mary Ginsberg, The British Museum, UK

15:00 – 15:40
Closing Lecture
Junghee Moon (文貞姬), Centre For Art Studies, Korea
Today’s Ink Painting In Korea And Taiwan
Chaired by Li-Heng Hsu

15:40 Round-Up Discussion and Drink

Any questions, please contact the symposium organisers, Dr Chia-Ling Yang ( and Dr Li-Heng Hsu (, School of History of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

Taiwan Academy in Scotland Website:

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