Rethinking Visual Narratives from Asia Conference

Rethinking Visual Narratives from Asia: Intercultural and Comparative Perspectives

Department of Fine Arts, The University of Hong Kong

8-9 June 2009

The Department of Fine Arts at The University of Hong Kong will host an international conference on Rethinking Visual Narratives from 8-9 June 2009. The conference will bring together scholars presenting new and original research to discuss how visual narratives function in different cultures and to explore connections and interactions both within Asia and between Asia and the West. The papers and discussion will consolidate academic understanding of visual narrative theories and augment them through analysis of their potential as a tool for exploring inter-cultural interactions and questioning cross-cultural assumptions. The focus will be on the visual with a cross-cultural dimension and dating to any time period within a broadly defined art historical discipline and material culture studies.

The conference is being generously sponsored by the Asian Cultural Council, the
Louis Cha Fund, and the China-West Strategic Research Theme of the Faculty of
Arts of The University of Hong Kong.