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Claudia Brown

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Biography

Claudia Brown joined the art history faculty at the Herberger College School of Art, Arizona State University in 1998. Recently, she served a four-year term as director of the ASU Center for Asian Studies.

Prior to coming to ASU Herberger College of the Arts, Professor Brown served as curator of Asian Art at the Phoenix Art Museum since 1979. She continues to serve as consultant Research Curator for Asian Art at Phoenix Art Museum, and published two of the museum’s exhibition catalogs, Weaving China’s Past: The Amy S. Clague Collection of Chinese Textiles (2000) and Minol Araki (1999).

While finishing her doctoral work in the history of Chinese art at the University of Kansas, Brown worked at the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, and taught at California State University Long Beach.

Professor Brown's art historical exhibitions, organized for the Phoenix Art Museum and other institutions, have been shown widely, including international venues at the Museum für Ostasiatiche Kunst, Berlin (1995); Musée Cernuschi, Paris (1999); Hong Kong Museum of Art (1993); and the Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo (1988). Nationally, Brown's exhibitions have been presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1985); the China Institute in America, New York (1990 and 2003); the Denver Art Museum (1992); Honolulu Academy of Arts (1993); and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University (1991).

Her research and teaching interests lie in later Chinese painting and decorative arts, museums and exhibitions. She has lectured in China, India, Korea and Taiwan. Her book, "Great Qing: Painting in China, 1644–1911," is in production at the University of Washington Press.

Education

Ph.D. History of Chinese art, University of Kansas

Research Interests

Her research and teaching interests lie in later Chinese painting and decorative arts, museums and exhibitions. 

Publications

Professor Brown’s recent publications include:

Clarity and Luster: New Light on Bronze Mirrors in Tang and Post-Tang Dynasty China and Myriad Points of View: New Research on Ming and Qing Paintings in the Roy and Marilyn Papp Collection, which appeared in 2005-06. Her articles appeared in Between the Thunder and the Rain: Chinese Painting from the Opium Wars to the Cultural Revolution, 2000; Beyond Yixing: The Ceramic Art of Ah Leon, 1998; and Worlds Within Worlds: Chinese Scholars’ Rocks from the Richard Rosenblum Collection, 1997. She was co-author of Transcending Turmoil: Painting at the Close of China's Empire, 1796-1911, 1993; and The Elegant Brush: Chinese Painting under the Qianlong Emperor, 1735-1795, 1985.

Professor Brown contributed to an exhibition catalog published by Harvard University Art Museums in conjunction with Yale University Press, A Tradition Re-defined: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Ink Paintings from the Chu-tsing Li Collection, 1950–2000 (2007), and to an exhibition catalog published by Bard Graduate Center with Yale University Press, Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties (2011). 

Her book, Great Qing: Painting in China, 1644–1911, is in production at the University of Washington Press.

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 394Special Topics
ARS 473Art of Japan
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 574Studies in Japanese Art
ARA 584Internship
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARS 592Research
ARA 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ARS 692Research
ARS 790Reading and Conference
ARS 792Research
ARS 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 394Special Topics
ARS 475Chinese Painting
ARA 484Internship
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 575Approaches to Chinese Painting
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARS 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
EPD 700Research Methods
ARS 792Research
ARS 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 394Special Topics
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 473Art of Japan
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 574Studies in Japanese Art
ARA 584Internship
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARS 592Research
ARA 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ARS 692Research
ARS 790Reading and Conference
ARS 792Research
EPD 792Research
ARS 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 394Special Topics
ARS 475Chinese Painting
ARA 484Internship
ARS 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 575Approaches to Chinese Painting
ARS 584Internship
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARS 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
EPD 700Research Methods
ARS 792Research
ARS 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 394Special Topics
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 473Art of Japan
ARS 480Research Methods
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 574Studies in Japanese Art
ARA 584Internship
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARA 592Research
ARS 592Research
ARS 595Continuing Registration
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ARS 692Research
ARS 790Reading and Conference
EPD 792Research
ARS 792Research
ARS 795Continuing Registration
ARS 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 201Art of Asia
ARS 394Special Topics
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 475Chinese Painting
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 575Approaches to Chinese Painting
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
EPD 690Reading and Conference
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ARS 792Research
EPD 792Research
ARS 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 394Special Topics
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 473Art of Japan
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 494Special Topics
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 574Studies in Japanese Art
ARA 584Internship
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARA 592Research
ARS 592Research
ARS 595Continuing Registration
ARS 598Special Topics
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ARS 692Research
ARS 790Reading and Conference
ARS 792Research
ARS 795Continuing Registration
ARS 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 475Chinese Painting
ARS 480Research Methods
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 575Approaches to Chinese Painting
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARS 592Research
ARS 595Continuing Registration
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 795Continuing Registration
ARS 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 394Special Topics
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 473Art of Japan
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 574Studies in Japanese Art
ARA 584Internship
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARA 592Research
ARS 592Research
ARS 595Continuing Registration
ARS 599Thesis
EPD 690Reading and Conference
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ARS 692Research
ARS 790Reading and Conference
ARS 792Research
ARS 795Continuing Registration
ARS 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 475Chinese Painting
ARS 480Research Methods
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 575Approaches to Chinese Painting
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARS 592Research
ARS 595Continuing Registration
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 795Continuing Registration
EPD 799Dissertation
ARS 799Dissertation