Julia K. Murray

Position title: Emeritus Professor in Chinese Art

Email: jmurray@wisc.edu

Julia K. Murray

Curriculum Vitae

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.

Selected Publications
The Aura of Confucius: Relics and Representations of the Sage at the Kongzhai Shrine in Shanghai. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Confucius: His Life and Legacy in Art, co-authored with Wensheng Lu. New York: China Institute in America, 2010.

Mirror of Morality: Chinese Narrative Illustration and Confucian Ideology. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2007. Chinese ed. 道德镜鉴:中国叙述性图画与儒家意识形态。何前译。开放的艺术史丛书。北京:三联书店有限公司, 2014.

Ma Hezhi and the Illustration of the Book of Odes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Visual Culture in Imperial China.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History, edited by David Ludden. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

“Visual Representations of Confucius.” In A Concise Companion to Confucius, edited by Paul R. Goldin, 93–129. London: John Wiley & Sons, 2017.

“Song Paintings of Confucius.” In Zhejiang University Journal of Art and Archaeology: Supplementum 1 浙江大學藝術與考古研究(特輯一): Proceedings of the International Conference on Song Painting 宋畫國際學術會議論文集 (2017):260–314.

“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, 157–93. Albany: SUNY Press, 2015.

A Heavenly Aura: Confucian Modes of Relic Veneration.” Journal of the British Academy 2 (2014):59–99.

Confucian Iconography.” In Modern Chinese Religion I: Song-Liao-Jin-Yuan (960–1368 AD), vol. 2, edited by John Lagerwey and Pierre Marsone, 801–43. Leiden: EJ Brill, 2014.

“Narrative and Visual Narrative across Disciplines and Cultures.” In Rethinking Visual Narratives from Asia, edited by Alexandra Green, 13–26. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Press, 2012.

Heirloom and Exemplar: Family and School Portraits of Confucius in the Song and Yuan Periods.” Journal of Song-Yuan Studies 41 (2011):227–66. Chinese version “遺珍與楷模:宋元時期孔裔族中及書院中的孔子“遺像”之研究,” 美術史研究集刊 (Taida Journal of Art History) 34 (March 2013):1–42.

‘Idols’ in the Temple: Icons and the Cult of Confucius.” Journal of Asian Studies 68 no. 2 (May 2009):371–411. Reprinted in Critical Readings on Religions of China, vol. 2, edited by Vincent Goossaert, 571–617. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Didactic Picturebooks for Late Ming Emperors and Princes.” In Culture, Courtiers, and Competition: The Ming Court, 1368–1644, edited by David Robinson, 231–68. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2008.

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 Nineteenth-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 Representation 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