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. “To Avoid the Inscrutable: Abstract Expressionism and the "Oriental Mode".” Discrepant Abstraction, edited by Kobena Mercer, MIT Press, 2006, pp. 52–73.
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, edited by David A. Bailey et al., Duke University Press, 2005, pp. 109–14.
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), edited by Dunhuang yanjiuyuan Dunhuang research academy, Lanzhou: Gansu minzu chubanshe, 2000, pp. 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), vol. 3, Tokyo: Shogakkan, 2000, pp. 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, edited by Wu Hung, Beijing: Cultural Relics Publishing House, 2000, pp. 461–88.
Abe, S. “Reading the Sky.” Cross-Cultural Readings of Chineseness, edited by Wen-hsin Yeh, Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 2000, pp. 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, edited by Rey Chow, Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2000, pp. 227–50.
Abe, S. “Chugoku o miseru (Exhibiting China).” The Present, and the Discipline of Art History in Japan, edited by Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties, Tokyo: Heibonsha, 1999, pp. 192–206.
Abe, S. “Inside the Wonder House: Buddhist Art and the West.” Curators of the Buddha, edited by Donald Lopez, University of Chicago, 1995.