Julie Bellemare

Julie Bellemare researches Chinese decorative arts of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), focusing on the development of new color technologies across ceramic, enamel, and glass. She is a PhD student at Bard Graduate Center in New York City, and holds a BA in Art History and East Asian Studies from McGill University, a Postgraduate diploma from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and an MSt in the History of Art and Visual Culture from the University of Oxford. She pursued academic fluency in classical and modern Chinese in Taiwan, together with graduate studies in Chinese literature and art history. Her published research explores issues surrounding the cross-cultural legibility of objects. 

She examined pattern books replicating Asian and Asia-inspired imagery in Europe in “Design Books in the Chinese Taste: Marketing the Orient in England and France, 1688-1735,” (Journal of Design History, 2014, 27/1). “Hariti Domesticated: Re-evaluating Structures of Patronage in Gandharan Art,” (Orientations, Oct 2014, 45/7) explores the adoption of religious imagery in imperial programs.
Research Interests: Chinese decorative arts, visual and material culture, color, technology, ceramics, glass.  

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A Bourdieusian Take on the Imperial Patronage of Cloisonné in Qing China


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