Lecture ‘Affective Fish’ by Jeehee Hong
The HWS (The Hulsewé-Wazniewski Foundation) invites you to the lecture “Affective Fish” by Jeehee Hong (McGill University, Canada). The lecture will take place on April 8 from 15:00-17:00 in the Lipsius Building of Leiden University (Cleveringaplaats 1, room 028). For those who cannot come to Leiden, you can follow this lecture online via Zoom. The link will follow after your registration, just before the lecture takes place. Please fill in 0000 in the field lidmaatschapsnummer if you are not a member of the KVVAK.
This event is sponsored by the Hulsewé-Wazniewski Foundation.
Jeehee Hong specializes in the ritual art and visual cultures of middle period China (ninth to fourteenth centuries AD). Her first book, Theater of the Dead: A Social Turn in Chinese Funerary Art, 1000-1400 (University of Hawai’i Press, 2016), explores complex intersections of the visual, mortuary, and everyday worlds, revealing a new phase in the conception of the netherworld and the practice of ancestor worship in China at the beginning of the second millennium. She is currently working on three main topics; the first project focuses on the ontological understanding of the face as a field of negotiation between social, religious, and visual conventions in the visual arts of mid-period China; the second examines the changing epistemology of sensory perception in the visual field from the early to mid-period; the third is a collaborative effort to examine the boundaries and locality of visual cultures in mid- to late-period China. Her research questions bring together different media and formal categories of art, often inspired by cross-cultural phenomena in the visual world.