Associate Professor of Art and Art History
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley 1989
M.A., University of California at Berkeley 1984
B.A., University of California at Berkeley 1981
Stanley Abe has published on Chinese Buddhist art, contemporary Chinese art, Asian American art, Abstract Expressionism, and the collecting of Chinese sculpture. He is now writing a narrative account of how Chinese sculpture came into existence as a category of Fine Art during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
ExpertiseChinese art, theory & criticism
Abe, S. "From Stone to Sculpture: The Alchemy of the Modern." Treasures Rediscovered: Chinese Stone Sculpture from the Sackler Collections at Columbia University. Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, 2008. 7–16-7–16.
Abe, S. "To Avoid the Inscrutable: Abstract Expressionism and the "Oriental Mode"." Discrepant Abstraction. Ed. K Mercer. MIT Press, 2006. 52-73.
Abe, S. "Xu Bing de zhenshi de yishu 徐冰的真实的艺术 (The Genuine Art of Xu Bing)." Xu Bing – Yancao jihua 徐冰 – 烟草计划 (Xu Bing: Tobacco Project). Ed. WH 巫鸿. Beijing: Zhongguo Renmin daxue chubanshe, 2006. 106–114-106–114.
Abe, S. "Why Asia Now? Contemporary Asian Art and the Politics of Multiculturalism." Shades of Black: Assembling the 80s, A transatlantic dialogue on Afro-Asian arts in post-war Britain. Ed. DA Bailey, I Baucom, and S Boyce. Duke University Press, 2005. 109-114.
Abe, S. "Reading the Sky." Cross-Cultural Readings of Chineseness. Ed. W-H Yeh. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 2000. 53–79-53–79.
Abe, S. "No Questions, No Answers: China and A Book from the Sky." Modern Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies in the Age of Theory: Reimagining a Field. Ed. R Chow. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2000. 227–50-227–50.
Abe, S. "Bei Liang shita yu Mogao ku zaoqi san ku de niandai wenti (Northern Liang stone pillars and the dating of the earliest Mogao caves." Dunhuang xue guoji yantaohui wenji , Shiku kaogu juan (Collected works of the 1994 International Conference on Dunhuang studies, Cave temple archaeology volume). Ed. DYDR academy. Lanzhou: Gansu minzu chubanshe, 2000. 159–65-159–65.
Abe, S. "Nanbokucho no dokyo to zokei (Daoist sculpture of the Northern-Southern Dynasties period)." Sekai bijutsu daizenshu, Toyo hen (New History of World Art: Asia). Tokyo: Shogakkan, 2000. 362–68-362–68.
Abe, S. "Shaanxi sheng de Beiwei diaoke: Laiyuan, zanzhu, yuanwang (Northern Wei Sculpture from Shaanxi Province: Provenance, Patronage, Desire)." Between Han and Tang: Religious Art and Archaeology in a Transformative Period. Ed. W Hung. Beijing: Cultural Relics Publishing House, 2000. 461–88-461–88.
Abe, S. "Chugoku o miseru (Exhibiting China)." The Present, and the Discipline of Art History in Japan. Ed. TNRIOC Properties. Tokyo: Heibonsha, 1999. 192–206-192–206.
Problems of Small Northern Wei Stele from Shaanxi in Foreign Collections. Art, Archaeology and History: New Horizons in Researching and Rethinking Images. National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University (Shanghai). November 2014