Professor Hui-shu Lee will be delivering a keynote lecture at the Challenging Empire: Women, Art, and the Global Early Modern World symposium. Her presentation, entitled, “Embodying Yin: The Agency and Creativity of Chinese Women in Art,” will close out this two-day conference.
The symposium, part of the project Global Makers: Women Artists in the Early Modern Courts of Europe and Asia, is intended to extend and expand knowledge of cultural production by and for early modern women – particularly those associated with the courts – on a global scale. This symposium aims to address this lacuna while de-centering the traditional Euro-centric model of study in the analysis of women’s cultural production, presentation and consumption surrounding courts and empires (institutions associated with ruling power). The goal is to encourage a more equitable view of early modern women’s experiences of and with art globally, across traditionally held national and continental boundaries.
Professor Hui-shu Lee’s presentation will occur on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama.