MIMI HALL YIENGPRUKSAWAN
A.B., Occidental College
Professor, History of Art
Buddhist Art and Iconography, Modern Japanese Art, Director of Undergraduate Studies
OFFICE: Loria 653
Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan received her Ph.D. in Japanese Art from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988. She has taught at Yale University since 1990. In her work Yiengpruksawan focuses on Buddhist art and iconography with emphasis on political and social perspectives in the analysis of imagery and ritual. She is currently completing a series of books that examine the Buddhist cultural productions of early Kyoto from a revisionist perspective grounded in primary records and material evidence. Since the early 1990s Yiengpruksawan has also maintained a research and teaching commitment to modern Asian art.
Hiraizumi: Buddhist Art and Regional Politics in Twelfth-Century Japan (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998).
Buddhist Art Treasures from Nara. With Michael Cunningham and John Rosenfield (Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1998).
“The Eyes of Michinaga in the Light of Pure Land Buddhism: A Japanese Case Study in Art and Illumination.” In Matthew Kapstein, ed., The Presence of Light: Divine Radiance and Transformative Vision. )Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004).
“On the Hybrid Nature of the Amitabha Hall at Byodoin,” Harmony and Discord: Buddhism as a Means of Integration Across Cultures, Proceedings, Peking University, Beijing, 2006.
“The Interstitial Buddha: Picturing the Death of Sakyamuni,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, forthcoming 2008