Past Member

Martin J. Powers

Historical Studies
Field of Study
History of Chinese Art
From 9/2008 – 6/2009:

Martin Powers studies the role of the arts in relation to issues of political action and social justice in China. This year he examines the rhetoric of the 'natural' as it developed in China and in England, focusing on the cultural politics informing English accounts of Chinese practice during the eighteenth-century 'clash of cultures'.

Dates at IAS
  • Historical Studies
University of Chicago Ph.D., 1978