College of Letters & Science

Julia K. Murray

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Princeton University, 1981
M.A. Princeton University, 1977
B.A., M.A. Yale University, 1974
Research Interests
Chinese art (especially painting and woodblock printing), narrative illustration, pictorial biography, art and the cult of Confucius.

(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 (published 2015).

"Narrative and Visual Narrative across Disciplines and Cultures." In Rethinking Visual Narratives from Asia, edited by Alexandra Green. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong (published 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.

AH 203: Survey of Asian Art
AH 307: Early Chinese Art: From Antiquity to the Tenth Century
AH 308: Later Chinese Art: From the Tenth Century to the Present
AH 370: Arts of China
AH 371: Chinese Painting
AH 411: Topics in Asian Art:
             - Portraiture in East Asian Art
             - Mirrors, Pictures and Conceptual Art
             - Chinese Painting and Calligraphy in the Ninteenth-Twentieth Centuries
             - Confucius, Confucianism, and the Visual Arts in China
             - Modern Chinese Art
AH 472: Chinese Figure Painting
AH 477: Portraiture in Premodern China
AH 576: Proseminar in Chinese Art:
             - Chinese Art After 1700
             - Art and Artifact in Early Modern China
             - Chinese Portraiture
             - The Amateur Ideal in Theory and Practice
             - Confucius and Confucianism in the Visual Arts
             - Modern Chinese Art
AH 800: Seminar: Special Topics in Art History: 
             - Pictorial Biography
             - The Represenatation of Narrative
AH 876: Graduate Seminar in Chinese Art:
             - Modern Chinese Art
             - Art and Ideology: Confucian Values in Painting and Prints
             - Chinese Narrative Painting
             - The Amateur Ideal in the Early Twentieth Century