College of Letters & Science

Yuhang Li

Yuhang Li
Office
218 Elvehjem
Office Hours
Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 and by appointment

Yuhang Li

Assistant Professor
Education
University of Chicago, Ph.D. Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, 2011.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A., Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, 2001.
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, B.A., Department of Art History, 1991.
Research Interests
Chinese Art, Gender and material practice in late imperial China. Lay Buddhist women, the cult of Guanyin and image making, women artists. History of Chinese textile and costume, opera and Chinese visual culture, Qing court art.

Catalogues:
Co-edited with Judith Zeitlin, Performing Images: Opera in Chinese Visual Culture, forthcoming 2014.

Mingqing foxiang [Buddhist Sculptures of the Ming and Qing Dynasties]. Taibei: Yishu tushu gongsi, 1997.

Selected Articles:
“Narrating Morality on Textiles,” in Performing Images: Opera in Chinese Visual Culture, forthcoming, 2014. (forthcoming)

“Sensory Devotions: Hair Embroidery and Gendered Corporeal Practice in Chinese Buddhism,” in Sally M. Promey ed. Sensational Religion. Yale University Press, 2014. (forthcoming)

“Rethinking Empress Dowager Cixi through the Production of Art” co-authored with Harriet T. Zurndorfer Nannü: Men, Women, and Gender in China, Vol.14 (2012), issue 1, 1-20.

“Oneself as a Female Deity: Representations of Cixi Posing as Guanyin,” Nannü: Men, Women, and Gender in China, Vol.14 (2012), issue 1, 75-118.

“Communicating with Guanyin through Hair: Hair Embroidery in Late Imperial China,” special issue on Chinese embroidery by the Journal of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, co-edited by Dorothy Ko and Francesca Bray, 36 (2012):139-174.

Edited Project:
Nannü: Men, Women, and Gender in China: Special Issue on Rethinking Empress Dowager Cixi through the Production of Art. Co-editor with Harriet Zurndorfer. Vol.14, issue 1, 2012.

Translation:
Cai Jiudi [Judith Zeitlin], “Chongshen yu fenshen: mingmo xiqu zhong de ‘hundan’”[Doubling and Splitting the Phantom Heroine in Early Seventeenth-Century Drama], in Hua Wei ed., Tang Xianzu and Mudanting, Taibei: Zhongyang yanjiu yuan zhongguo wenzhe yanjiusuo, 2005, 511-536.

Works in Progress:

Book Manuscript: 
Gendered Materialization: An Investigation of Women’s Artistic and Literary Reproductions of Guanyin in Late Imperial China.

Articles: 
“Fragrant Orchid as Feminine Body: An Analysis of Ma Shouzhen’s Orchid Painting and the Emergence of Courtesan Painters in Early Modern China.”

“Remediated Antiquarianism: A Case Study of Qianlong’s Copy of Li Di’s “Two Chicks.”

AH 307: Early Chinese Art: From Antiquity to Tenth Century
AH 308: Later Chinese Art: From Tenth Century to Contemporary
AH 411: Topics in Asian Art: Opera in Chinese Visual Culture
AH 576: Proseminar in Chinese Art: Gendered Material Practice and the Cult of Guanyin
AH 576: Proseminar in Chinese Art: Issues of Gender in Chinese Art