Archives of Asian Art is an annual journal devoted to the arts of South, Southeast, Central, and East Asia. Each issue presents articles by leading scholars and a selection of outstanding works of Asian art acquired by North American museums during the previous year. The editors attempt to maintain a balanced representation of regions and types of art, as well as a variety of scholarly perspectives.
The Table of Contents of volume 57 follows, along with a sample of the art discussed in each article.
Golden Mangoes—The Life Cycle of a Cultural Revolution Symbol
Alfreda Murck, p. 1
Fig. 1. Small poster. Caption above: “Our country has a population of 700 million and the working class is the leadership class. Bring into full play the leading role of the working class in the great cultural revolution and in all fields of work. The working class also must continuously raise its political consciousness through struggle.” Caption below: “Mango—The precious gift personally presented by Great Leader Chairman Mao to Capital Workers Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda Teams.”
Fashioning a Political Body: The Tomb of a Rouran Princess
Bonnie Cheng, p. 23
The Cliff-sculpture of Stone-Gate Mountain: A Mirror of Religious Eclecticism in the Art of Twelfth-Century Sichuan
Tom Suchan, p. 51
Jiajing Emperor and His Auspicious Words
Maggie C. K. Wan, p. 95
Fig. 6. Large bowl with design of miniature potted bamboo, pine, peach tree, and cypress, with trunks twisted to form the four characters fu, shou, kang, and ning. Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Prov. Porcelain; underglaze blue-and-white; h. 20.5 cm, mouth 38.7 cm, base 19.58 cm. Tianminlou collection.
Two Paths to the Pure Land: The Niga-byakudō Theme and the Modernist Buddhist Art of Hada Teruo
John D. Szostak, p. 121
Obituary: Peter Drucker (1909–2005)
Art of Asia Acquired by North American Museums, 2004–2005