University Lecturer Chinese Art and Material Culture
Fan Lin is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.
Dr. Fan Lin’s broad interest revolves around the relationship between word and image, with particular foci on (1) the production and circulation of Song maps and mapmaking knowledge in the Song dynasty, and (2) the spatial logic of religious paintings on the Vimalakirti Sutra, Lotus Sutra and Nirvana Sutra in medieval Buddhist caves.
Another project that Dr. Lin is currently engaged in is a study and translation of The Grand Commentary to the Book of Documents (with Dr. Griet Vankeerberghen). This project seeks to present a textual history of the SSDZ through an in-depth study of all its surviving versions and to produce an annotated translation of the text.
I am willing to supervise MA theses on Chinese art in general. For PhD students, I am especially interested in supervising projects on visual culture, urban culture and Buddhist art in early and medieval China.
PhD McGill University (2015)
MA McGill University (2005)
BA Peking University (1996)
Replacement Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa (2016)
Lecturer, University of Ottawa (2012-2015)
Chinese art and literature (co-teaching)
Topics in Chinese art (brushwork, landscape painting and mapmaking, Buddhist art)
Topics in Chinese culture (urban culture, Buddhist visual culture)
Methodologies of Chinese Art History (material culture, visual culture, art historiography)
- Lin F. (2021), Review of: Michelle C. Wang (2018) Maṇḍalas in the Making: The Visual Culture of Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang, Monumenta Serica: Journal of Oriental Studies 69(1): 283-285.
- Lin F. (2020), Repackaging the Literati World: Illustrations in Robert van Gulik’s Detective Novels, Asiatic Kunst 50(2 (2020)): 33-37.
- Lin F. (2019), The Shadow of Prosperity: Fake Goods and Anxiety in Song Urban Space, Journal of Sung-Yuan Studies 48: 269-299.
- Lin F. (2018), Het leven van de Boeddha in de kunst. In: Erica Terpstra (Ed.) Het leven van Boeddha, de weg naar nu. Amsterdam: The Nieuwe Kerk. 88-100.
- Lin F. (2017), The Local in the Imperial Vision: Landscape, Topography, and Geography in Southern Song Map Guides and Gazetteers, Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review 6(2): 333-364.
- Vankeerberghen G. & Lin F. (2012), “Shangshu dazhuan de chengshu, liuchuan ji shehui lishi yiyi” 《尚書大傳》的成書、流傳及其社會歷史意義. In: Beijing daxue zhongguo guwenxian yanjiu zhongxin jikan: di shiyi ji 北京大學中國古文獻研究中心集刊: 第十一輯. Beijing: Beijing daxue chubanshe 北京大學出版社. 142-154.
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