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The David A. Cofrin Asian Art Manuscript Series
Funded by the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
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Women across Asian Art: Selected Essays in Art and Material Culture
Edited by Ling-en Lu and Allysa B. Peyton

Filled with exquisite color illustrations, this volume examines an underserved aspect of Asian art history by discussing women artists, collectors, archaeologists, and architects. These essays cover a wide geographical area, from Japan to Pakistan, as they draw attention to people whose efforts have largely been left out of scholarship.

Available October 2023

Great Waves and Mountains: Perspectives and Discoveries in Collecting the Arts of Japan
Edited by Natsu Oyobe and Allysa B. Peyton

This richly illustrated volume addresses the history of collecting Japanese art and the factors that contributed to the growth of collections in North America following the Meiji Restoration in 1868. With wide-ranging essays that fill in gaps in the scholarly investigation of the subject, art historians discuss the historical development of the Japanese aesthetic and examine questions of connoisseurship, authenticity, and controversial collectors and their current-day reception.

Intersections: Art and Islamic Cosmopolitanism
Edited by Melia Belli Bose

This richly illustrated volume highlights the history of Islamic cosmopolitanism as documented through works of art from the eighth century to the present; from the Mediterranean, North Africa, South Asia, and the United States; and including painting, architecture, textiles, calligraphy, photography, and animation.

Arts of Korea: Histories, Challenges, and Perspectives
Edited by Jason Steuber and Allysa B. Peyton

ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter Mary Ellen LoPresti Publication Award, Scholarly Publication Category

A monumental addition to the field of Korean art, this book explores the histories of museum collections and highlights specific artists, artistic genres, and art periods.

Tōkaidō Texts and Tales: Tōkaidō gojūsan tsui by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, and Kunisada
Edited by Andreas Marks

Presenting the complete set of Tokaido gojusan tsui, a series of colorful woodblock prints inspired by Japan’s Tokaido road during the Edo period (1615‒1868), this book is an invaluable resource for collectors, art historians, and students of this classic technique.

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Expanding Darshan: Manjari Sharma, To See and Be Seen

Bringing together the work of a rising star, global contemporary photographer Manjari Sharma, with the diverse historic collections of the Birmingham Museum of Art, this beautifully illustrated volume serves as an accessible primer to the arts of Hinduism by introducing nine of the most significant deities of the Hindu pantheon and their contemporary relevance in art and faith.

Distributed on behalf of the Birmingham Museum of Art

Handheld Landscapes: The Four Seasons in Chinese Paintings from the Birmingham Museum of Art
Edited by Katherine Anne Paul

Through the lens of the four seasons—spring, summer, autumn, and winter—this publication explores intimate visual storytelling embedded within small-scale Chinese landscape paintings. Whether formatted in a popular fan shape, as an album leaf, a handscroll, hanging scroll, or a glossy ceramic, the paintings featured in this publication were intended to be studied up close and to be handled.

Distributed on behalf of the Birmingham Museum of Art

Yamato Colony: The Pioneers Who Brought Japan to Florida
Ryusuke Kawai
Translated by John Gregersen and Reiko Nishioka

Florida Historical Society Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award

Opening a window onto the little-known Japanese-American heritage of Florida, Yamato Colony is the true tale of a daring immigrant venture that left behind an important legacy. Ryusuke Kawai tells how a Japanese farming settlement came to be in south Florida, far from other Japanese communities in the United States, on land that would become the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

The Archaeology of Modern Worlds in the Indian Ocean
Edited by Mark William Hauser and Julia Jong Haines

This volume brings together a diverse range of specialists working in multiple areas of the Indian Ocean world, providing broad geographical coverage and comparisons across sites. Contributors use a historical archaeological approach, which bridges everyday life in the recent past with large-scale processes of globalization, to examine topics related to colonialism, labor, race, ethnicity, diaspora, human-environment relationships, and heritage.

Available December 2023

Chinese Diaspora Archaeology in North America
Edited by Chelsea Rose and J. Ryan Kennedy

In this archaeological exploration of the histories of Chinese people who migrated to North America in the nineteenth century, researchers provide new approaches to themes like Chinese immigrant foodways and highlight understudied topics including entrepreneurialism, cross-cultural interactions, and conditions in the Jim Crow South.

An Archaeology of Asian Transnationalism
Douglas E. Ross

Examining archaeological evidence from an industrial salmon cannery in British Columbia, this book investigates how immigrant workers formed new cultural identities in the face of dramatic displacement. It demonstrates how traditions from home and host societies come together in the context of local choices, structural constraints, and consumer society.

Archaeology of East Asian Shipbuilding
Jun Kimura

In this study, Jun Kimura integrates historical data with archaeological findings to examine a wide array of eleventh- through nineteenth-century ships from China, Korea, and Japan. Chinese junks and Japanese sailing ships were known throughout the world, and this work illustrates why their innovative designs have survived the centuries.

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