Mimi Yiengpruksawan

Mimi Yiengpruksawan's picture
Professor, History of Art
190 York St, Room 653, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Japanese Art History; Buddhist Art and Iconography; Political and Social Perspectives in Analysis of Imagery and Ritual; Japanese Landscape Painting; Women's Issues in Japanese Art
Japan, Transregional


EALL 206, HSAR 206, LITR 175

Japan's Classics in Text and Image

An introduction to the Japanese classics (poetry, narrative fiction, drama) in their manifestations in multiple media, especially in the visual and material realm. Special reference to and engagement with a simultaneous Yale University Art Gallery installation of rare books, paintings, and other works of art from Japan.

Term: Spring 2019
Day/Time: T,Th 11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
EALL 506, HSAR 509

Japan's Classics in Text and Image

Fiction, poetry, and plays from the eighth century through the nineteenth, studied alongside related works of art and illustrated books housed in collections at Yale. An introduction to the Japanese classics as well as an example of interdisciplinary study in the humanities.

Term: Spring 2019
Day/Time: T,Th 11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
EALL 710, HSAR 822

Fragmentism and Assemblage in Traditional Japanese Culture

A cross-disciplinary consideration of the phenomenon of disaggregation of texts and visual artworks and their reconfiguration in new forms. Focus on examples from the Japanese past in comparative and theoretical perspective. Students engage directly in the preparation of an installation on this theme in the Yale Art Gallery for spring 2019.

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: W 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM
HSAR 144

Arts of the Silk Road

Introduction to the art history of the Silk Road regions, 200 BCE – 1200 CE, with emphasis on the intersection of local and global in visual practices from Kashgar to Nara and beyond. Emphasis on examples of Buddhist, Manichaean, Zoroastrian, Christian, and Islamic art in the context of transaction and exchange along the Silk Road network.

Term: Spring 2019
Day/Time: M,W 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
HSAR 814

Japan’s Global Baroque

The intersection of art, science, and diplomacy at Kyoto and Nagasaki in the time of Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Dutch cultural and mercantile interaction in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with attention to the entangled political relations linking the shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Philip II of Spain, Jesuit missionaries such as Alessandro Valignano, and the Christian daimyō of Kyushu and the Inland Sea. Focus on Japanese castle architecture, nanban screens, world maps, arte sacra, and tea ceremony practices as related to the importation of European arte sacra, prints and drawings, scientific instruments, and world atlases such as Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Includes inquiry into back-formations such as “baroque” and “global” to describe and/or interpret sixteenth- and seventeenth-century cultural productions.

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: Th 2:30 PM - 4:20 PM