Meiqin Wang 王美钦 Associate Professor
Dr. Meiqin Wang specializes in modern and contemporary Chinese art and teaches Asian art history courses. Her dissertation and published materials focus on the recent developments of contemporary art from China and their social, political, economic, and institutional implications in the context of commercialization, urbanization and globalization of the Chinese world. Her research interests also include contemporary art of the Asian world and international exhibitions. Her teaching covers historical and contemporary arts from Asia and her courses emphasize the cultural and political context of artistic production.
Phone: (818) 677-3027
Office location: SG 227
State University of New York at Binghamton
Field: Art History
Dissertation: Confrontation and Complicity: Rethinking Official Art in Contemporary China
Chinese National Academy of Arts(中国艺术研究院), Beijing, China
Field: Art History
Fujian Normal University(福建师范大学), Fuzhou, China
Major: Art Education
- “The Primitive and Unproductive Body: He Yunchang and His Performance Art.” Yishu-Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, vol 13, iss 4, 2014, pp. 6–25.
- “To Demolish: Thinking About Urbanization in China Through a Collaborative Art Project in the Countryside.” Yishu–Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, vol 11, iss 4, 2012, pp. 30–42.
- “Art, Culture Industry and the Transformation of Songzhuang Artist Village.” The International Journal of the Arts in Society, vol 5, no 1, 2010, pp. 187–205
- “Everyone Curates: From Global Avant-garde to Local Reality.” Yishu-Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, vol 8, iss 6, 2009, pp. 20–31
- “Officializing the Unofficial: Presenting New Chinese Art.” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, vol 21, no 1 (spring 2009), pp. 102–140
- “Reflecting on International Biennials and Triennials in Asia.” Asia Art Archive Perspectives (Dialogue), October 2008
- “The Beijing Biennale: the Politics of Chinese Characteristics.” Yishu-Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, vol 7, iss 4, 2008, pp. 20–31
- “On Xue Guoping’s Art.” In Chinese Artists Books For International Art Exchange series, no 5. Beijing: China Federation of Literary and Art Circles Publishing House, 2007, pp. 6–10 (In Chinese)
- Contributor, Interview article “Trans-boundary Experiences: A Conversation between Xu Bing and Nick Kaldis.” Yishu-Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, vol 6, iss 2, 2007, pp. 76–93
- “National Character: A Study on the Ninth National Art Exhibition in China.” Envisioning: Studies in Image and Idiom: Identity and Space, 2003. (Internet Publication)
- “The Reconstruction of Chinese Painters of Second Generation on Realistic Oil Painting.” Art Observation, no 9, September 2002, pp. 25–27. (In Chinese)
Catalogue and Catalogue Essay
- Editor: exhibition: Liu Bolin: The Sociology of the Invisible Body (California State University Northridge Art Galleries, August 27 – September 15, 2012).
- “Invisible Body, Little Men, and the Predicaments of Existence.” In Liu Bolin: The Sociology of the Invisible Body (exhibition catalogue, 2012).
- Editor, exhibition catalogue, Tales of Our Time: Two Contemporary Artists From China (California State University Northridge Art Galleries, 2011).
- “Portraying China: Urbanization in Progress.” In Tales of Our Time: Two Contemporary Artists From China (exhibition catalogue, 2011), pp. 4–8.
- “Globalization, Asianization, and Chinese Individuals.” Trans-boundary Experience: An Exhibition on Contemporary Art from China, Japan, and Korea (exhibition catalogue, 2006).
- “The Art World of Post-Deng China.” in Contemporary Chinese Art and Film: Theory Applied and Resisted. Jason C. Kuo (ed) (Washington, DC: New Academia Publishing, 2013), pp. 37–65.
- Klee on Art. Beijing: The People's Fine Arts Publishing House, 2002. (In Chinese)
- Co-author, Reading the World's Masterpieces: From Romanticism to Realism. Beijing: The People's Fine Arts Publishing House, 2001. (In Chinese)
- “A review of Responding to the World: Contemporary Chinese Art, Exhibitions, and Criticism in the 1990s, by Peggy Wang.” Dissertation Reviews. February 28, 2013.
Paper Presentation(at conferences, symposia, and various institutions)
- Eighth International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 8), Macao, China. Paper title: "Invisible Body, Little Men, and the Predicaments of Existence in An Urbanizing China." June 24–27, 2013.
- Cultural Enrichment Coalition (CEC) and San Fernando Valley Chinese Cultural Association (SFVCCA) sponsored lecture series, Los Angeles. Paper title: "Movements and Trends of Contemporary Chinese Art since the 1990s." April 20, 2013.
- General Education Path Day, CSUN. Presentation titled: "Globalization and International Art Biennial/Triennials in Asia." April 18, 2013.
- 2013 Hawaii University International Conferences on Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Honolulu. Paper title: "From Countryside to City: The Urban Aesthetic Turn of Contemporary Chinese Art." January 6–8, 2013.
- The 2012 College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles. Paper title: “To Demolish: Thinking about Urbanization in Rural China Through A Collaborative Art Project.” February 22–25, 2012
- “70 Years of Asian Studies”—Joint Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Honolulu. Paper title: “From Vagrants to Cultural Elites: Artist Migration in Contemporary China.” March 31–April 3, 2011
- Annual Meeting of the Art Historian of Southern California, Los Angeles. Paper title: “The Artist and the Art World in Contemporary China.” December 4, 2010
- The Annual Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, California State University, Northridge. Paper title: “Urbanization and Its Representation in Contemporary Chinese Art.” October 22–23, 2010
- 5th International Conference on the Arts in Society, Sydney, Australia. Paper title: “Culture Industry, Political Tolerance and the Transformation of the Song Zhuang Artist Village.” July 22–25, 2010 (virtual presentation)
- Guest Speaker, lecture title: “A Brief Survey of Contemporary Art in China and the United States,” Graduate School of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China. June 04, 2010
- Negotiating Difference: Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Context, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Paper title:“Everyone Curates: From Global Avant-garde to Local Reality.” October 22–24, 2009
- Guest Speaker, lecture title: “A Brief Comparison of Contemporary Art in China and the United States,” Graduate School of Chinese National Academy of Arts, Beijing, China. July 18, 2009
- The 2009 College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles. Paper title: “Nationalism via Globalism: The Third Beijing International Art Biennale.” February 25–28, 2009
- China Forum: Reimagining China, California State University Northridge. Paper title: “Art, Censorship and Western Fantasy about Chinese Unofficial Art.” November 13, 2008
- Guest Speaker, lecture title: “New Movements from China: Contemporary Art Turns Official,” UCLA Asia Institute, April 23, 2008
- 2008 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii. Paper title: “From Underground Art to International Touring Art: Chinese Contemporary Art on the Move.” January 11–14, 2008
- The Asian Subject: Negotiating Identity—New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS 06), St. Lawrence University, NY. Paper title: “Construction and Deconstruction of Asian Identity: Trans-boundary Borders.” October 6–7, 2006.
- Dissertation Roundtable Discussion, Crossing the Boundaries XIV: Revisions: New Approaches to Art History, Binghamton University, NY. Paper title: “Transformation and Confrontation: Rethinking Official Art in Contemporary China.” April 21–22, 2006.
- Facing Asia—New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS 05), State University of New York at New Paltz, NY. Paper title: “From Underground to Ground Exhibitions: Chinese Contemporary Art and Cultural Nationalism.” September 3–October 1, 2005.
- The Future of Asia—Fourth International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 4), Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai. Paper title: “The Chinese Pavilion and Chinese Contemporary Art: An official Commitment.” August 20–24, 2005.
- Frick Symposium on the History of Art. Presented annually by The Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, NY. Paper title: “Art, Cultural Identity, and Politics: Hong Kong in Transition.” April 15–16, 2005.
- 14th Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, Columbia University, NY. Paper title: “Presenting ‘Chineseness’ Through the Beijing Biennale: Old Topic with New Form?” February 4–5, 2005.
- Asian Border Crossings—New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS 04), Bard College, NY. Paper title: “The Space of In-Between: Hou Hanru and His Global Discourse.” October 29–30, 2004.
- Crossing the Boundaries XII: Image/Power, Binghamton University, NY. Paper title: “Chinese Feminist Art at Crossroads.” April 23–24, 2004.
- Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Fourteenth Annual Conference, Binghamton University, NY. Paper title: “The City of Hong Kong and its Cultural Discourse in the Epoch of Returning." April 16–17, 2004.
- Crossing the Boundaries XI: Identity and Space, Binghamton University, NY. Paper title: “National Character: A Study on the Ninth National Art Exhibition.” May 2–3, 2003.