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Welcome to the International Research Network for Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art (ReNet MoCoCA)

About the network The International Research Network for Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art (ReNet MoCoCA) – launched in March 2015 – is conceived to address the needs of the growing, divers, and globally scattered academic community in this field. It helps to bridge communicational and informational gaps that result from local institutional confines of projects, …

ANN: The proceedings of ReNet MoCoCA’s kick-off conference are published – JCCA’s double issue on “Chineseness”

ReNet MoCoCa is pleased to announce the first edited publication by a range of distinguished members: The selected and enriched proceedings of ReNet MoCoCa’s kick-off symposium have been published! Co-edited by Franziska Koch and Rui Oliveira Lopes as guest-editors of the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (principal editor: Paul Gladston) the proceedings constitute its volume …

Awards: Network member Jiang Jiehong received the Leverhulme Award to realize the international network “Everyday Legend”

ReNetMoCoCa members congratulate Jiang Jiehong (Director of Center of Chinese Visual Arts, Birmingham University) who has received the Leverhulme Award to fund the international network project Everyday Legend  (Oct 2016- Oct 2018). Background Everyday Legend is a major, international research project which aims to better understand the decline in traditional Chinese arts and culture amid the …

ANN: Fifth “Young Scholars Workshop” (phd-/postdoctoral research) on “Taiwan in the Global Arena”, 2-9 July 2017, Tübingen University, Germany (closing date: 30 March 2017)

The European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan – A CCK Foundation Overseas Center at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Germany) will hold a workshop for early career scholars from 2 July to 9 July, 2017. This year’s workshop will place a particular emphasis on the subject: “Taiwan in the Global Arena” However, papers on other topics …

Network Member Yuen-yi Lo opens her exhibition “Dwelling on objects. Fragments drawn by Yuen-yi Lo”, 6 Oct.-20 Nov. 2016, Macao

The Hong Kong based artist-cum-scholar Yuen-yi Lo – a member of the Research Network for Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art – has recently opened her solo-exhibition “Dwelling on objects. Fragments drawn by Yuen-yi Lo” in connection with the “Macao Arts Window” at Macao Museum of Art. The show is on display from 6 October to …

Conference: “The inexplicable and the unfathomable: China and Britain, 1600-1900”, 11-12 Nov. 2016, The Courtauld, London

The Courtauld Institue of Art, London, has recently announced the two-days conference “The Inexplicable and the Unfathomable: China and Britain, 1600-1900” Dates: 18.00 – 19.15, Friday 11 November 2016 (with registration from 17:30) 10:15 – 18:00, Saturday 12 November 2016 (with registration from 09:45) Venue: Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset …

Conference: “Making the New World: the Arts of China’s Cultural Revolution”, 11-12 Nov 2016, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution, Making the New World: the Arts of China’s Cultural Revolution, is a two-day international conference programmed by the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery. Inviting researchers, artists, designers, curators and practitioners at all stages of their careers worldwide to reassess …

Job opportunity: 3 freelance adjunct researchers, Tate Research Centre: Asia, London, UK, closing date: 30 Oct 2016

Tate Research Centre: Asia is seeking to engage three experienced researchers of modern and contemporary Asian art with in-depth, specialist knowledge of East Asian art, South Asian art or South East Asian art, to conduct research for the centre. The principal tasks include: undertaking original research; publishing detailed studies on the modern and contemporary Asian art; …

Job Opportunity: 5 postdoc positions, IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, closing date: 25 Oct 2016

5 Postdoc Positions (with humanities as one eligible background among others) (full-time, 2 years, salary scale E-13/14 TV-L in accordance with experience, research record and complexity of research) The Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen has established the IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies on Innovation in East Asia in 2013 supported …

Conference “Ecologies of Art”, 23-24 Sept. 2016, SOAS, London, UK

‘Ecologies of Art’ is a two-day conference intended to accelerate multi-vocal discussions on developments in modern and contemporary art in China in the twentieth and twentieth-first centuries. It is held in conjunction with Hong Ling: A Retrospective in the Brunei Gallery at SOAS (14th July–24th September 2016; admission free), an exhibition occasioned by the retirement …

Job opportunity: research curator (pre-/modern Chinese collection), Asiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

The Museum für Asiatische Kunst der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin, Germany) – has announced an open position that might be of interest for German speaking network members. Position: research curator for the Chinese collection of the museum (with a focus on pre-modern times) Deadline for application: 4 October 2016 Compensation: The …