KATE A. LINGLEY
Department of Art and Art History
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Ph.D. awarded August 2004, Department of Art History, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Specialization:
medieval Chinese art history. Dissertation title: "Widows, Monks, Magistrates and Concubines: Social
Dimensions of 6th-Century Buddhist Art Patronage." Advisor: Wu Hung.
M.A. awarded June 1998, Department of Art History, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. M.A. thesis: "Face
to face with a Buddha: Dunhuang Cave 390." Advisor: Wu Hung.
B.A. awarded summa cum laude, June 1994, Department of Anthropology (Archaeology wing), Harvard-
Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA. B.A. thesis: "Between history and archaeology: A Han architectural site in
Xi'an." Advisor: Kwang-chih Chang.
2004-present Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History, University of
Hawai'i at Mānoa
2001, Spring Visiting Lecturer, History of Art in China, University of Illinois at Chicago (instructor of
2001, Spring Lecturer, Introduction to Art History, University of Chicago (instructor of record)
2007, Fall Center for Chinese Studies funding for course release to develop course in cooperation
with the program in Chinese Archaeology (course release postponed to 2008)
2007, Spring Fund for Major Initiatives in the Liberal Arts award (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)
for research seminar, "Identity and Action in Chinese Culture," March 14, 2007. With Shana
2005, Summer Research Relations Fund award (University of Hawai'i at Manoa) for research in China.
2003, Spring Lipman Travel Fellowship (University of Chicago) for research in Japan.
2002-2004 Ittleson Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of
2001-2002 Fulbright-Hays fellowship for dissertation research at Peking University.
2001-2002 Fulbright IDRF grant for dissertation research at Peking University (declined).
1999 Collections Research Competition Prize Paper, 34th annual Graduate Student Seminar,
Art Institute of Chicago (see Conferences/Presentations).
1998, Summer University of Chicago Travel Fellowship to Dunhuang, China.
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Manuscript in progress: Watered with the Dharma-Rain: Identity and Self-Representation in Medieval Chinese Buddhist
Excelling the Work of Heaven: Personal Adornment from China. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Art Gallery, 2007.
Articles: Peer-reviewed journals
"Iconography of the Other: Representing Cultural Identity in Medieval China." Ars Orientalis (forthcoming).
"Tunics and Trousers: Gender, ethnicity, and the origins of Tang male dress." Under review with Journal of Asian Studies.
"Just Like the Qing Dynasty: Internet Addiction, MMOGs, and Moral Crisis in Contemporary China." With Alex Golub. In Games and Culture, vol. 2 no. 4, December 2007.
"The Multivalent Donor: Zhang Yuanfei at Shuiyusi." In Archives of Asian Art, v. 56, 2006.
"A Brief History of Ethnic Costume in Premodern China." In Writing with Thread: Traditional Textiles of
Southwest Chinese Minorities. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Art Gallery, 2008 (forthcoming).
"Excelling the Work of Heaven: Personal Adornment from China." In Ornament, v. 31, no. 1, Fall 2007.
"Social Histories of Buddhist Art in Medieval China." In Religious Studies Review, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 9-15 (2006).
"Negotiating Identity: Social aspects of Sixth-Century Buddhist Art Patronage." In National Gallery of Art
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Center 24 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art,
2004), pp. 118-121.
English-language foreword, introductory essay, and captions to plates in Jin Weinuo, ed., Zhongguo gudai fodiao: fo
zaoxiang yangshi yu fengge (Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture: Form and Style of Buddha-images)
(Beijing: Wenwu Press, 2002).
English-language abstracts for Chinese-language papers in Wu Hung, ed., Between Han and Tang: Religious Art and
Archaeology in a Transformative Period (Beijing: Wenwu Press, 2000).
Review of Reinventing the Wheel: Paintings of Rebirth in Medieval Buddhist Temples, by Stephen Teiser. In Religious Studies Review (forthcoming).
Review of Donors of Longmen: Faith, Politics and Patronage in Medieval Chinese Buddhist Sculpture, by Amy McNair. In Journal of Chinese Religions, vol. 35 (2007).
Review of Tradition and Transformation: Studies in Chinese Art in Honor of Chu-Tsing Li, Judith G. Smith ed. In China Review International, v. 14, no. 1 (2006).
Review of National Gallery exhibit "The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology," Chicago Art Journal vol. 10, Spring 2000, pp. 102-4.
Conferences and conference panels
2008 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 3-6, 2008. Panel: "Patronage
and Community Building in Medieval China." Kate Lingley, organizer; Albert Dien, chair; Scott
2007 First annual Center for Chinese Studies Faculty Research Symposium, "Identity and Action in
Chinese Culture," March 14, 2007. Organizers: Kate Lingley and Shana Brown.
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2008 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 3-6, 2008. "The Social
Hierarchy of Patronage in an Eastern Wei Yi-society" For panel: "Patronage and Community
Building in Medieval China" (see above).
2008 College Art Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, February 20-23, 2008. "Iconography of the
Other: Representing cultural identity on the Silk Road." For panel "Theorizing Cross-Cultural
Interaction Among the Ancient and Early Medieval Mediterranean, Near East, and Asia," Matthew P.
Canepa, chair and organizer.
2007 First annual Center for Chinese Studies Faculty Research Symposium, March 14, 2007. "Public
Identities: Portraiture and Self-Representation in Sixth-Century Chinese Art."
2006 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 6-9, 2006. "Dressing
Turkic: Gender and Ethnic Costume at the Founding of Tang." For panel "Art, History, and Asia:
Challenging Established Canons," Mary-Louise Totton, chair and organizer.
2004 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, March 4-7, 2004. "The Multivalent
Donor: Zhang Yuanfei and Patterns of Northern Qi Art Patronage." For panel "The Northern Qi
Dynasty -- A Reassessment," Albert Dien, chair.
Excelling the Work of Heaven: Personal Adornment from China, University of Hawai'i Art Gallery,
October 28-December 14, 2007. Co-curator with Lisa Yoshihara, Gallery Director.
Public lecture, Societe Europeenne pour l'Etude des Civilizations de l'Himalaya et de l'Asie Centrale, Musee
Cernuschi, Paris, France, May 22, 2008: "Representing Cultural Identity along the Silk Road."
Public lecture, Archaeological Institute of America, Charleston, SC, April 7, 2008: "Iconography of the
Other: Domesticating the Exotic in Early Medieval China."
Docent education program, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI, February 4 – March 5, 2008. Four
weekly sessions on the history of Chinese art for Academy docents.
Public lecture, Honolulu China Seminar, Honolulu, HI, November 8, 2007: "Excelling the Work of Heaven:
Chinese Personal Adornment at the University of Hawaii Art Gallery."
Public lecture, CTAHR Textile Program lecture series, October 14, 2007: "Costume in Early Medieval China:
The Silk Road and Influences from Central Asia."
Public lecture, UHM Center for Chinese Studies special seminar "Identity and Action in Chinese Culture,"
March 14, 2007: "Public Identities: Portraiture and Self-Representation in Sixth-Century Buddhist
Seminar presentation, "Dunhuang Art and Culture." For NEH 2006 Summer Institute "The Silk Road:
Early Globalization and Chinese Cultural Identity," Asian Studies Development Program (University
of Hawai'i at Manoa and East-West Center), July 19, 2006.
Public Lecture, Honolulu China Seminar, Honolulu, HI, May 11, 2006: "Signs of Difference: Gender and
Ethnic Costume at the Founding of the Tang."
Public lecture, Society for Asian Art of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, March 13, 2006. "Images of Ethnic
Identity in Premodern China."
Public lecture, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Anthropology Colloquium Series, February 9, 2006.
"Problems of Ethnicity in the Chinese Past."
Public lecture, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Center for Chinese Studies China Research Seminar, April 13,
2005. "Correlations between Gender and Ethnic Costume in 6th Century Buddhist Imagery."
Gallery talk, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, July 13 and 15, 2004.
"On the patronage of Buddhist sculptures from Qingzhou." Given in conjunction with the
exhibition "Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries."