The City and its Image: How Visual Culture Reframes and Reimagines 1930s Shanghai, Paper for AASIA 2018

Spring 2018 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Kelly Ritter (Architecture) I will serve as chair and participant on "Material Matters: (Re)envisioning "China" with the practice of art and architecture," a panel focused on architectural history at the 2018 Association of Asian Studies in Asia Conference at Ashoka University, New Delhi. My presentation investigates how social and cultural debates pictured in a pictorial magazine, Modern Sketch, changed the meaning of buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods in 1930s Shanghai. This grant presents an opportunity to work with colleagues from universities around the world to develop and hone research from my dissertation, and learn from the research and methods that they mobilize in their own work.