Ogawa Hiromitsu - Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, Tokyo University
Professor Ogawa is renowned for his studies in medieval Chinese Painting, particularly the intriguing relation of time and space in landscape painting. His publications deal with important Song masters, such as Guo Xi, Li Tang and Mi Youren. He is also interested in the cultural interactions between China and Japan, discussing the cross-cultural significance of Muxi’s (Mokkei) and Sesshu’s works. His talk will introduce the collaborative project he is currently conducting in the United States. It is a continuation of the compilation of the Composite Catalogues of Chinese Paintings (Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku) first initiated by Suzuki Kei. The talk will be delivered in Japanese, but simultaneous English translation will be provided.