BA, University of Pittsburg; MA, PhD University of Michigan
Dr. Hammers conducts research on the history of Chinese art and art theory. She is interested in the representations of labor and technologically-informed imagery. Her book Pictures of Tilling and Weaving: Art, Labor and Technology in Song and Yuan China (Hong Kong University Press, 2011) is a recipient of the College Art Association’s Millard Meiss prize. She is presently finishing a book-length manuscript on the Qing-dynasty Pictures of Tilling and Weaving and writing two articles, one on the acculturation of nature in Song-dynasty art and the other on the representations of cotton production in the Qing era.
Hammers, R.L. Pictures of Tilling and Weaving: Art, Labor, and Technology in Song and Yuan China. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011.
Hammers, R.L. “Regarding the People in ‘Genre Painting’ or Fengsu Hua in the Song Dynasty.” In The Pride of China: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy of the Jin, tang, Song, and Yuan Dynasty from the Palace Museum, edited by Hong Kong Musem of Art, 80-95. Hong Kong: Leisure & Cultural Services Department, 2007.
Hammers, R.L. “The Qianlong rubbings of 13th-century Pictues of Tilling: A Tale of three grandsons.” Bulletin of the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong 16 (2016): 106-113.
Hammers, R.L. “Khubilai Khan Hunting: Tribute to the Great Khan.” Artibus Asiae 75, no. 1 (2015): 5-41.
Hammers, R.L. “Dagmar Schafer, The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and technology in seventeenth-century China.” East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine 2013, no. 30 (2014): 86-89.