Professor Sarah E. Fraser
- “Forgeries, Fakes, Copies and Stylistic Imitations: Creating Discursive Space for Subtleties and Nuances in East Asian Ink Painting Traditions,” Workshop: (Art-) Forgery––Cultural, Social, Economic and Legal Aspects in a Transcultural Perspective, September 15, 2014.
- “Encounters of Seeing in Chan (Zen) Painting,” Antrittsvorlesung [Inaugural Speech, Chairship], Universität Heidelberg, January 15, 2014.
- Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture 2008, The British Academy, London, October 28, 2008 and Oxford University, Merton College, October 30, 2008.
Conference, Symposia, Workshop Papers
- “Methods: Artistic Archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology,” Getty sponsored, Connecting Art Histories project, Ethnographic Eye, co-director, Sichuan, December 20, 2014.
- “Unintended Consequences: Late Qing and early Republican Photography,” Asia and Europe in Translation conference. University of Zurich, November 6-8, 2014.
- “The Chinese Artist and the Transcultural Moment during the Sino-Japanese War,” Mediating Art in Times of Crises panel, Cultural Mediation: Creativity, Performance, Display,” Heidelberg University, October 8-10, 2014.
- “Technologies for Archaeological Research,” Distinguished Alumni: Overseas Students, Peking University,
September 2-4, 2014.
- “What is the Ethnographic Eye,” Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. Connecting Art Histories Workshop.
Co-organized Heidelberg University, Central Academy, and Sichuan University, August 10, 2014.
- “New Frontiers in Chinese Art.” Organizer and Co-Chair. State of the Field Panel, Sponsored by National Committee for the History of Art (NCHA). CAA, Chicago, February 12-15, 2014.
- “Out of the Cave: War, Archaeology, and Sino-Modernity,” and co-organizer Frontiers of East Asian Art: Chinese, Japanese and European Encounters, 18th-20th Century with Wang Cheng-hua and Tamaki Maeda, November 18, 2013. IKO, Heidelberg University.
- “Image, Artifact and Visual Object: New Perspectives on Jesuit Artistic Legacy in China, 1600-1800,” Panel Discussant,” 32. Deutscher Orientalistentag [32nd German Oriental Studies Conference]. Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, September 23-27, 2013.
- “Tibetan Buddhist Architecture in Taiwan,” Two-year project: Practice of Tibetan Buddhism in Taiwan. Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, Paris, funded by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. Workshop May 13-15, 2013, Paris, France.
- “Architectural Spaces of Tibetan and Qiang Kham: Displacement and Extopia,” Three-year “Sacred Mountain/Scenic Mountain” Kham Project organized by Academia Sinica, funded by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, Workshop May 30-31 2011, Taichung, Taiwan.
- “The Lo Archive of 1940s Photographs of Dunhuang.” Workshop Discussant, Princeton University, April 15-16, 2011.
- “Neocolonial China and Multiple Primitives, 1927–45.” Panel participant, Primitivism and Cosmopolitanism: Anthropology between the Wars in Germany, France, and China. American Historical Society Annual Conference, Boston, January 10, 2011.
- “Xiang Da’s Impact on Buddhist and Silk Road Studies: Overview of Letters in the Taipei Academia Sinica Library.” Conference on the 110th Anniversary of Xiang Da. National Library of China, June 16-17, 2010. (in Chinese)
- Organizer, The Role of Photography in Shaping China’s Image, 1860-1937. Northwestern University, April 24-25, 2009. http://groups.arthistory.northwestern.edu/chinaphotography/
- “Constructing Shanghai Photographically.” History, Memory, and the City in Visual Narrative Conference. UC Berkeley, Virtual Shanghai Project. Shanghai, December 17-20, 2008. (in Chinese)
- “Racial Photography: the Legacy of Recycled 19th c. Colonial Photographs in China's 20th c. Ethnographic Self.“ The Chinese Art of Enlivenment Symposium, Harvard University, October 24-25, 2008.
- “Change and the 20th c. Chinese Artist.” The Getty Research Institute, Scholar’s Program, March 13, 2008.
- “Three Unlikely Case Studies in Modern Chinese Art.” University of California, Berkeley, Art History Department, November 11, 2007.
- “Chan (Zen) Painting and its Modern Incarnations.” Panel discussion, Zen Art in Historical and Comparative Context for art exhibition, Awakenings: Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan. Japan Society, New York, May 15, 2007.
- “Zhang Daqian and the Edge of Republican Imagination, 1942-43.” Returning to the Shore, Conference in Honor of James Cahill’s 80th Year, University of California, Berkeley, April 27-28, 2007.
- “Antiquarianism or Primitivism?: Frontiers of the Modern Chinese Imagination.” Reinventing the Past: Antiquarianism in East Asian Art and Visual Culture, University of Chicago, Nov. 3-5, 2006.
- “Photography as the new Landscape in 20th c. Chinese art,” Conference on 20th c. Chinese Landscape Painting, Shanghai Fine Arts Publisher and Duoyun Journal, Shanghai, June 9-11, 2006 (in Chinese).
- “Locating Chinese Archaeology in Post-colonial Asia.” Panel: “Regarding Post-Colonialism,” College Art Association, Boston, February 23, 2006.
- “Dialogic Space and Tantric Practice in Cave 14,” Conference on Tantric Art at Dunhuang, University of California, Berkeley, March 17-18, 2006.
- “Imagining the Frontier, Constructing the Chinese Nation,” Paper presented at the 80-year anniversary of the Palace Museum Founding, Shanghai Museum, December 28-30, 2005 (in Chinese).
- “The Formation of the Dunhuang Academy and the Importance of Archaeological Copying,” Conference on Chang Shuhong, First Director of Dunhuang, Gansu Province, August 21-24, 2004 (in Chinese).
- “Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) and Han/Tibetan Problems of Cultural Identity,” 10th International Conference on Tibetan Studies, Oxford University, September 6-12, 2003.
- “Transformations of Materiality in the Buddhist Imagination,” and “Economies of Buddhist Art” opening address and panel paper (both in Chinese); and Conference Director, Merit, Opulence and the Buddhist Network of Wealth,” June 28-29, 2001, Peking University, China (in Chinese)
- “Religious Practice Drawings.” Panel: The Cult of Vairocana, c. 750-1250, chaired: M. Kapstein. International Association of Buddhist Studies, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 1999.
- “The Journey Remembered, the Self Reconstructed.” Paper on panel entitled: Memory and the Written Record. Association of Asian Studies Conference, Boston, March 1999.
- "Turfan Artists, 5th-9th century.” Project member: Turfan and the Silk Route, 3-year project organized by Yale University. Presented conference papers at: June 1997 & July 1998.
- "Problems of Interpretation in Dunhuang Texts: Payments to Artists," International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, Dunhuang Symposium, org. British Library, Budapest, July 1997.
- Co-Organizer and Presenter, Panel: “Transformation of Binary Opposites in Ritual and Narrative Space.” Paper title: Narrative Strategies in Murals of the Magic Competition between Raudraksha and Sariputra. Association of Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, Chicago, March 1997.
- "The Relationship between Draft Sketches and Wall Paintings," Dunhuang International, Conference Gansu Province, China, August 1994 (in Chinese).
- "'Peripheral' Visions: Temple Workshops in Medieval and Contemporary China" College Art Association Annual Conference, New York City, February 1994.
- "The Problem of Wu Daozi in Tang Dynasty Painting Studies" Conference on East Asian Studies (Tôhô gakkai), Tokyo, Japan, May 1991.
Latest Revision: 2015-02-27