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Lianming Wang

Lianming Wang M.A.

Journal Articles / Essays / Reviews
Lexical entries
Selected Conference Papers
Panels and Workshops



Die Kreuzkapelle zu Eibelstadt: Eine kunsthistorische Untersuchung zu Architektur und Ausstattung (Heimatbogen, Bd.17), Eibelstadt: Heimatverein, 2010 (mit einem Nachtrag von Dr. Franz Schicklberger).

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Reviews: Winfried Romberg, in: Würzburger Diözesangechichtsblätter, vol.74, 2012, p. 308-309.



Journal Articles / Essays / Reviews

  • Review “Richard E. Strassberg, Stephen H. Whiteman, Thirty-Six Views: The Kangxi Emperor’s Mountain Estate in Poetry and Prints – Poems by the Kangxi Emperor with Illustrations by Shen Yu and Matteo Ripa, Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2016,” in: Orientations 48.6, November/ Dezember 2017, 126-129.
  • “Europerie und Macht. Akteure und Publika der transkulturellen Bilderbauten aus der Regierungszeit des Kaisers Qianlong,” in: Wechselblicke. Zwischen China und Europa 1669-1907, hgg. v. Matthias Weiß, Eva-Maria Troelenberg, Joachim Brand, Berlin: Imhof, 2017, 56-77.
  • “Qing Ai Qimeng Shijun quantu ce ji qinggong quantu zongkao (Ignaz Sichelbarth’s Ten Noble Hounds and Dog Images in the Qing Court),” in: Zijincheng, vol. 1, 2017, 120-137.
  • “From Beijing to La Flèche: The Transcultural Moment of Jesuit Garden Spaces,” in: Anna Grasskamp and Monica Juneja (eds.), EurAsian Matters: China, Europe and the Transcultural objects (Transcultural Research: Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context), Stuttgart: Springer (in print).
  • “Beijing yesuhui beitang huayuan zongkao: qiyuan, gongneng ji yinyu (Jesuit Beitang Garden Revisited: Origin, Function, and Political Imagery),” in: Fu Jen Historical Journal, vol. 36, 197-244.
  • “Stadt, Öffentlichkeit und der jesuitische Urbanismus: Das Beispiel der Südkirche in Peking“, in: Raum und Grenze in den China-Studien, hrsg. v. Roland Altenburg, Michael Leibold u. Helga Stahl, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2015, 189-211.
  • „Bali cang qingren wuming kuan shengxin tu kaoxi: neirong, tushi jiqi yuanliu 巴黎藏清人無名款<聖心圖>考析:內容、圖式及其源流 (Analysis on the Painting of Sacred Heart, held in the Bibliothèque nationale de France: Content, Type and Its Origin)”, in: Yishu shi yanjiu 藝術史研究 (Art-historical Research), vol. 12, Guangzhou: Sun Jat-sen University Press, 2014, 309-343.
  • „Church, A Sacred Event and the Visual Perspective of an ʻEtic Observerʼ: An Eighteenth-Century Chinese Western-Style Painting held in the Bibliothèque nationale de France“, in: Face to Face: The Transcendence of the Arts in China in Beyond, vol.1 (Historical Perspective), Lisbon: Artistic Studies Research Centre, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, 2014, S.182-213.
  • „Du Shengbaolu jiaotang limian tuxiang: fuhao, yuyan jiqi luoji 讀澳門聖保祿教堂立面圖像:符號、語言及其邏輯 (Reading the Church Façade of Saint Paul in Macao: Symbol, Language and Logic)“, in: 2012 nian Beijing daxue meishuxue boshisheng guoji xueshu luntan lunwen ji 2012年北京大學美術學博士生國際學術論壇論文集 (3rd International Graduate Symposium on History of Art: The Logic of Image and Its Interpretations, Beijing University), Xi’an: Shaanxi University Press, 2013, S. 222-236.
  • Co-author (together with Ma Fangji [Francesco Maglioccola]), „The Architectural Drawings of an Eighteenth Century Jesuit Church (Nantang) in Beijing: Analysis and Reconstruction”, in: Carmine Gambardella (ed.): Le Vie dei Mercanti. S.A.V.E. Heritage: Safeguard of Architectural, Visual and Environmental Heritage, Neapel: La scuola di Pitagola editrice, 2011 (E-Publikation; ID 249); zusätzliche E-Publikation: „I disegni architettonici di una chiesa gesuita del diciottesimo secolo a Pechino (Nantang, Chiesa del Sud): analisi e ricostruzione“: in: ART-Dok, Heidelberg: Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, 2012.


Lexical entries

  • in: Minghua quanji 明畫全集 (Complete Works of Ming Painting), edited by Zhejiang daxue zhongguo gudai shuhua yanjiu zhongxin  浙江大學中國古代書畫研究中心(Zhejiang University Center for Ancient Chinese Painting and Calligraphy), Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press, 2015 (in Preparation): “Dong Qichang yunshan xiaoying 董其昌《雲山小隱》(Dong Qichang: Dwelling in the Mountains and Clouds) ”; “Dong Qichang xiamu chuiying 董其昌 《夏木垂蔭》(Dong Qichang: In the Shadow of the Summer Trees) ”; “Dong Qichang chunjiao yanshu 董其昌《春郊煙樹》(Dong Qichang: Clouds and Trees in the Countryside of the Spring Season) ”; “Dong Qichang shanshui shikai 董其昌《山水十開》(Dong Qichang: Album with Ten Leaves of Landscape)”.


Selected Conference Papers

  • October 26-27, 2017
    “Fountains and Jesuit Water Landscape in Eighteenth-Century Beijing,” Conference “New Research on the History of Chinese Gardens and Landscapes,” University of Sheffield. (audio streaming)
  • August 24-27, 2017
    “Presenting the Mastiff: Animal Encounters and Qing Authority in Frontier Areas,” Second Conference of the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology, University of Zurich.
  • June 22-24, 2017
    “Exotic Plants and Transplanted Spaces in Eighteenth-Century Beijing,” Panel: Travelling, Collecting, Gardening, Workshop “Transplanted Places: Garden Design and Shifting Cultural Geographies, 1650-1800 – Transregional Perspective,” FU Berlin.
  • June 7-11, 2017
    “Hybrid Spaces Reconsidered: Knowledge, Identity and Publicity in Eighteenth Century Jesuit Gardens in Beijing,” Panel: Chinese Architecture and Gardens in a Global Context (chaired by Tracy G. Miller), Annual conference of Architectural Historians (SAH), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
  • April 3-8, 2017
    “How Water Became Landscape: Fountains and Hydraulic Devices in Early Modern China,” International Warburg Seminar “Memorial Landscapes: World Images East and West,” (Phase II), Warburg Haus, Hamburg University.
  • March 16-19, 2017
    “The Shaman Hounds: Animal Portraits and Qing Authority in Frontier Areas,” Panel: Power, People, and Animals in Asia (part 3), Annual Conference of American Association of Asian Studies (AAS), Toronto.
  • September 26-30, 2016
    “Water as Landscape: Fountains and Hydraulic Devices in Early Modern China,” International Warburg Seminar “Memorial Landscapes: World Images East and West,” (Phase 1), National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei.
  • August 23-28, 2016
    “Ten Noble Hounds: Animal Portraiture in the Qianlong Court,” Panel: New Perspectives on Qing Material Culture (chaired by Nixi Cura), 21st Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • March 31 – April 1, 2016
    “European Cityscape on Chinese Plates,” joint Symposium “Cross Media Porcelain,” Panel: Global Porcelain, Heidelberg University, State Art Collections Dresden (SKD).
  • December 13-14, 2015
    “Giuseppe Castiglione and Children Portraits in Qianlong’s Court,” International Workshop “Jesuit Legacies: Images, Visuality, and Cosmopolitanism in Qing China” – In Celebration of 300th Anniversary of Giuseppe Castiglione’s (1688-1766) Arrival in Beijing, Panel II: Jesuit Painters as Cultural Mediators at the Qing Court, Karl Jasper Centre for Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University.
  • December 12, 2015
    “Ten Noble Hounds: Compositional Features of Animal Painting in Qianlong’s Court,” Conference: Fifty Years East Asian Art History in Heidelberg, Karl Jasper Centre for Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg.
  • December 10-11, 2015
    “How Chinese Perceived European Prints? The Transmedia Copying in Ming-Qing Visual Culture from a Macro Perspective,” International Conference of Ming-Qing Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, (presented by Ching-ling Wang).
  • August 31-September 3, 2015    
    “From La Flèche to Beijing: The Transcultural Moment of Jesuit Garden Spaces,” 12th International Verbiest Symposium “Chinese Catholicism and
    missionaries from the Low Countries from the 17th to the 20th century in China,” Catholic University of Leuven (presented by Tsung-Ming Chen).
  • September 17-18, 2015
    “Shijunquan tu ji qinggong shoupu de liangge mianxiang (Ten Noble Hounds: Two Facets of Qing Animal Painting),” International Conference: Shiqu baoji guoji xueshu yantao hui (Emperor Qianlong’s Precious Collection of the Stone Moat), The Palace Museum, Beijing.
  • July 27-31, 2015
    “Giuseppe Castiglione and Manchu Portraitures Revisited,” 14th International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Panel S104 “Pictures in Motion: Portraiture Around the World During the Long Eighteenth Century,” chaired by Jennifer Germann, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • June 22-24, 2015
    “Castiglione and His Contributions to Jesuit Sacred Space in Beijing,” AAS-in-Asia “Asia in Motion: Ideas, Institutions, Identities,” Panel: “Intercultural Spaces in Eighteenth Century Beijing.”
  • November 21-23, 2014
    International Conference „Eurasian Objects: Art and Material Culture in Global Exchange, 1600-1800”, Heidelberg University
    “The Jesuits and the Construction of the European-Style Garden in Early Modern Beijing” (forthcoming).
  • September 25-27, 2014
    1st Conference of European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology, Palacký University Olomouc
    “Visualizing the Power: Missionary Artists and the First French Garden in Early Modern China”.
  • March 27-29, 2014
    Annual Conference of Renaissance Society America, New York
    “Sacred Space, Ritual and Royal Identity: Jean-Denis Attire and the First European Garden”, Panel: Early Modern Gardens, Tamed Nature as the Mirror of Power – Section 1 (Chair: Prof. Dr. Laurent Odde, Discussant: PD Dr. Sigrid Ruby).
  • 27.-30. März 2014
    Annual Conference of Association for Asian Studies, Philadelphia
    “Picturing the Feast of Sacred Heart: Missionary Artists and Their Impacts on Chinese Visual Experimentation outside the Qianlong Court” im Panel: Giuseppe Castiglione and Qing Visual Narrative Revisited, 1730-1770 (Chair/Discussant: Prof. Dr. Richard E. Vinograd).
  • November 8-9, 2013
    XXIV. Annual Conference of German Association of Chinese Studies “Space and Border”, University of Würzburg
    “Architektur, Stadt und Öffentlichkeit: Zu topographischen Strategien der Jesuitenanlagen in Rom, Macau und Peking”, Panel: Raum in Kunst und Architektur (Chair: Dr. Eva Sternfeld).
  • September 23-27, 2013
    32nd German Oriental Studies Conference, University of Münster
    “Picturing the Feast of Sacred Heart: An Eighteenth Century Chinese Church Painting in the Bibliothèque national de France”, Panel: Image, Artifact and Visual Object: New Perspectives on Jesuit Artistic Legacy in China, 1600-1800 (Chair: Dr. Noël Golvers, Discussant: Prof. Sarah E. Fraser).
  • July 17-20, 2013
    International Conference „Portugal and Europe in Global Perspective, 1450-1900”, Centro de História de Além-Mar (CHAM), Lissabon
    “Rethinking Evonne Levy’s Propaganda-Theory: The Jesuit Architectural Legacy in East Asia”, Panel: (Mis-)understanding Religious Art in Colonial Encounters (Chair: Prof. Jens Baumgarten).
  • July 12-14, 2013
    International Conference „Comparing China and the West: Bringing the Disciplines Together”, Beijing University
    “Picturing the Funeral of the Lord of Heaven: Further Research on Screen Painting the Feast of Sacred Heart from a Comparative Perspective”.
  • June 13-16, 2013
    KSK-Conference “Estrangement and Appropriation: Art in Movement”, University of Zurich
    “Appropriating the West: Celebrating the Sacred Heart and the Transformation of Qing Narrative Painting”.
  • May 31- June 1, 2013
    2. Forum for East Asian Art History, Free University Berlin
    “An Eighteenth-Century Chinese Church Painting: Its Western Elements and an Etic Viewer Perspective”.
  • October 19-21, 2012
    3rd International Graduate Symposium on History of Art “The Logic of Image and Its Interpretations”, Beijing University
    „Reading Jesuit Architectural Iconography: Symbol, Language and Logic” (im Chinesischen).
  • July 14-17, 2012
    1. Forum for East Asian Art History, Free University Berlin
    “Architektur, Platzwahl und ‘Sacred Strategy’: Zur Topographie der Jesuitenbauten im frühneuzeitlichen Rom, Macau und Peking”.
  • February 4, 2012
    Annual Meeting of China AG, Munich University
    „Botschaften, Identität(en) und ‘Module’: Zur Sakralarchitektur der Jesuiten im Kaiserreich China”.
  • July 14-17, 2011
    3rd Heidelberg International Colloquy on East Asian Art History (International Balzan Prize Foundation), Universität Heidelberg
    “The Jesuits and Their Contribution to Ecclesiastical Art in Early Modern China and Macao: Concepts and Issues”.
  • May 27-28, 2011
    Annual Forum of Heidelberg Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences (HGGS), Universität Heidelberg
    “Die Rätsel der Bilder: Analyse der Architekturzeichnungen zu einer Jesuitenkirche in Peking im 18. Jahrhundert”.
  • April 9-11, 2011
    9th International Forum „Le Vie dei Mercanti”, Neapel/Aversa
    “The Architectural Drawings of an Eighteenth Century Jesuit Church (Nantang) in Beijing: Analysis and Reconstruction”.


Organized Panels and Workshops (in selection)

  • Co-organizer/chair, 6. Forum East Asian Art History, Free University Berlin, June 16-17, 2017.
  • Chief organizer, Panel “Between Art and Knowledge: New Perspectives on Qing Scientific Drawings,” 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 23-29, 2016.
  • Participating scholar, “Four Rivers Fountain and the Explosion of the Water Iconography,” Research seminar “Water Forms: History, Gestalt and Semantics of an Element,” Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck Gesellschaft, October 9-16, 2016.
  • Chief organizer, “The Jesuit Legacies: Images, Visuality, and Cosmopolitanism in Qing China” – International Workshop in Celebration of 300 Years Anniversary of Giuseppe Castiglione’s (1688-1766) Arrival in Beijing, Karl Jasper Centre for Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg, December 13, 2015.
  • Chair/discussant, Panel III “Global Entanglements of East-Asian Export Artifacts,” International conference “Histories of Japanese Art and their Global Contexts: New Directions,” Heidelberg University, October 22-24, 2015.
  • Chair/discussant, Panel “Artistic Senses: Experiencing Space and Representation,” 4. Forum East Asian Art History, University of Zurich, May 29-30, 2015.
  • Invited participant, Object Study Workshop, National Taiwan University, August 24-29, 2015.
  • Panel “Art, Technology, and Knowledge: Transmission and Transformation of Ming Qing Chinese Printing”, 14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia (14th ICHSEA), Paris, July 6-10, 2015 (to be approved), Co-organizer.
  • Panel “Giuseppe Castiglione and Qing Visual Narrative Revisited, 1730-1770”, Annual Conference of Association for Asian Studies, Philadelphia, March 27-30, 2014, Principal Organizer.
  • Panel “Images, Artifacts and Visual Objects: New Perspectives on Jesuit Artistic Legacy in China, 1600-1800”, 32nd German Oriental Studies Conference, University of Münster, September 23-27, 2013, Principal Organizer.
  • Interdisciplinary Workshop “Die vierte Machte im Staat: Das Selbstverständnis der Medien in Deutschland, Russland und China”, University of Würzburg, April 12, 2010, Co-organizer.
  • 4th Sino-German Workshop “Wissenstransfer Gestern und Heute” in Memory of the 400th Anniversary Matteo Ricci’s (1558-1610) Death, University of Würzburg, Principal Organizer.
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