Julia K. Murray
Professor Emeritus

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E-mail: jmurray@wisc.edu

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Professor Julia K. Murray

B.A., M.A. Yale University, 1974
M.A. Princeton University, 1977
Ph.D. Princeton University, 1981 

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Areas of Research and Teaching:

Chinese art (especially painting and woodblock printing), narrative illustration, pictorial biography, art and the cult of Confucius. 

On Faculty 1989-2013.

Courses taught:
Related resources:
Selected Publications:



(with Wensheng Lu). Confucius: His Life and Legacy in Art. New York: China Institute in America, 2010.

Mirror of Morality: Chinese Narrative Illustration and Confucian Ideology (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2007).

Ma Hezhi and the Illustration of the Book of Odes. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  "The Sage's New Clothes: Popular Images of Confucius in Contemporary China." In The Sage Returns: The Confucian Revival in Contemporary China, edited by Kenneth Hammond and Jeffrey Richey. Albany: SUNY Press (forthcoming 2012).
  "Narrative and Visual Narrative across Disciplines and Cultures." In Rethinking Visual Narratives from Asia, edited by Alexandra Green. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong (forthcoming 2012).
  "Heirloom and Exemplar: Family and School Portraits of Confucius in the Song and Yuan Periods." Journal of Song-Yuan Studies 41 (2011): 227-266.
  "'Idols' in the Temple: Icons and the Cult of Confucius." Journal of Asian Studies 68 no. 2 (May 2009): 371-411. (Electronic verison)
  "Didactic Picturebooks for Late Ming Emperors and Princes." In Culture, Courtiers, and Competition: The Ming Court, 1368-1644, edited by David Robinson. Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Asia Center, 2008. Pp. 231-268.