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Gail F. Chin <email@example.com>
University of Regina
Special interests: body in a religious context as visualized in art, medicine and religion, Japanese Buddhism and its arts, Asian American studies
Book project: The Human Comedy of the Yamai no soshi, a set of early medieval handscroll paintings about illness.
|Address:||Dept. of Visual Arts
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2
|List Affiliations:||Former Review Editor for H-Buddhism
Reviewer for H-Buddhism
|Reviews:||What is a Buddhist Artist?
|Interests:||Asian History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Religious Studies and Theology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Gail F. Chin Bryant, “Kuhon ôjôzu: Paintings of the Nine Grades of Going to Be Born: Context and Interpretation,” University of California at Los Angeles, 1995
Ph.D. 1995 University of California at Los Angeles
Art History; major: Japanese Art History; minors: Chinese Art History & Buddhism
M.A. 1985 University of Victoria , Art History
1982-84 Otani University, Kyoto, Japan
B.Ed. 1974 University of British Columbia, Art Education.
English, Japanese, Classical Chinese, French,
Record of Research Achievements
®“On Being Joyful About Dying: The Painting of The Descent of Amida and His Holy Multitude of Mount Kôya.” Jacqueline Stone and Mariko Walter Namba, eds. Death and Death Rituals in Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, (forthcoming).
®”Women in the Yamai no soshi, a Set of Twelfth Century Japanese Paintings,” Proceedings of the Across Time and Genre Conference, Aug. 16-20, 2001, Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2002, 73-77.
®”The Gender of Buddhist Truth: The Female Corpse in a Group of Japanese Paintings.” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. Fall (1998): 79-121.
®”The Mukaekô of Taimadera: Salvation Re-enacted.” Cahiers d’Extrême Asie. 8 (1995): 325-334.
"Cultural Frontiers: the McDougall Family Collection of Far Eastern Art," in Jane Ross, ed.To Paint a Lily: The Guilded Age and the EdmundMcDougall Collection (Edmonton: Provincial Museum of Alberta, 1993):33-46.
"The Means of Salvation," Journal of Asian Culture, 12(1988): 25-42.
Meanings of Death. MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada, May 24-Sept. 15, 2002.
“The Ambiguities of the Pictures Called Yamai no sôshi (Notes on Illness).” Universities of Art Association of Canada Annual Conference, Nov. 2003.
“The Progress of Ants: The Art of Yanagi Yukinori.” Roots of Resistance Conference. University of Regina, March 2003.
“Racial Profiling and the Internalization of Whiteness.” Asia: Image, Imaging and Imagination. New York Conference on Asian Studies, Oct. 25-26, 2002.
“Women in the Yamai no sôshi, a Set of Twelfth Century Japanese Paintings.” Across Time and Genre: Reading and Writing Japanese’s Women’s Texts. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Aug. 16-20, 2001.
“Visions and Icons in a Ritual for the Dying,” presented at the ” Images in Asian Religions: Texts and Contexts. University of Toronto-McMaster Buddhist Studies Seminar, May 10-12, 2001 (invited paper).
“Subverting the Gaze: The Yamai no sôshi.” Midwest Conference of Asian Studies, Oct. 8, 2000.
“Female Forms in Pictures of Reincarnation,” Universities Art Association of Canada, General Meeting, Nov. 14, 1999, Toronto.
“Continental and Indigenous Influences on Pictures of the Nine Aspects (Kusô).” Asian Studies on the Pacific Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, April 1996.
“Contemplating on a ‘Picture of the Nine Aspects’ of a Female Corpse.” College Art Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Feb. 1996.
Robert Sharf and Elizabeth Sharf. Living Images: Japanese Buddhist Icons in Context. Stanford: Stanford University, 2001 (Forthcoming, Social Sciences and Humanities).
Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis. Japanese Mandalas:Representations of Sacred Geography. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 1999, 227 pp. (RACAR. XXIV, 2, ).
The Asian Collection at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Victoria: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1996.
Judith Patt, Gail Chin Bryant and Joanne Kelsall, The Maltwood Far Eastern Art Collection (1982).