CIHA 2016 in Beijing

34th World Congress of Art History

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TENG Xiaobo

Session 10 Gendered Practices

Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication


This paper will discuss the development of feminist theory in the field of Chinese art history research from the following three aspects: 

First, feminist perspective has very important significance to the Chinese art history research. The absent of women artists in the classic Chinese art history was noticed in recent years by many Chinese scholars. They had tried to use feminist methods to intervene the Chinese art history: not only to add the many past neglected female artists in the currently existing art history, but also to reconstruct the Chinese art history in the perspective of feminism.

Second, Chinese scholars got initial achievements in two fields: 1) The introduction of western feminist theory and domestic extension; 2) Some female scholars tried to develop new fields with their unique topic and unique way of narrative, that reflected feminism was an important method to present a new Chinese art history which close to the full sense of structure.

Third, the research of Chinese art history from the perspective of feminism should not only to study the female artists, but also to pay attention to the female scholars.

TENG Xiaobo

Teng Xiaobo, PhD, associate professor of Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, engaged in the research of applied art history and modern design history. Publications in recent ten years:60 papers /articles for professional magazines and 3 books. 

Relevant academic achievements:

1) ‘How had the Female Aesthetics Influenced British Ceramic Tea Ware in the 18-19th Century’, Works and Paper Collections of the 2nd International Tea Culture Exchange Exhibition, Tsinghua University Press,October 2014,p.201-204.

2) ‘Her-story of Design: A Different Point of View and Possibility of Chinese Design Criticism’, Design & Narrative, Youth Forum of Design Studies, December 2012, Nanjing,p.169-180.

3) ‘The Evolution of Barbie’,ZHUANGSHI,Vol.195, July 2009,p.22-29.