Fields of activities:
|» History |
» Religion Studies
» Visual arts
|» Cultural studies |
» Gender and sexuality studies
Brief description of your activity focus
interdisciplinary research between art history, religious history and cultural history, 1300-1700
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Yih-Fen Hua is an art historian with a special interests in European visual culture from the 14th to 17th
century; besides, she is a specialist in Jacob Burckhardt studies and European religious history in the era
of the Reformation. She is the author of the exhibition catalogue Art and Religion—Italian Painting from
the Golden Age of 14 through 17 Centuries (Taipei 2006), which encompasses the collections from Musei
Vaticani, Pinacoteca di Siena, Museo Diocesano Milano and other museums from Italy. In 2007 she
published her translation of Jacob Burckhardt’s Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien with annotations,
commentaries and a critical introduction (National Translation Project launched by National Science
Council Taiwan, vol. 24). This book is the first Chinese translation from Burckhardt’s original German
version in Chinese-speaking world. Yih-Fen Hua’s latest book Rembrandt and the Bible—art and religion in
the Dutch Golden Age is forthcoming (Taipei, 2008). In the past three years, she also wrote some articles
about religious imagery in terms of female religious experiences in the 14th to 16th century. Her current
work focuses on the studies of Jacob Burckhardt’s last book Erinnerungen aus Rubens (Recollections of
Yih-Fen Hua (2008). Rembrandt and the Bible—art and religion in the Dutch Golden Age. Taipei: San-Min
Book Co. Ltd., 2008 (forthcoming).
Yih-Fen Hua (2007). Jacob Burckhardt Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien, translated and annotated by
Yih-Fen Hua (with a critical introduction), Taipei: Linking Publishing Company, 2007 (National Translation
Project launched by National Science Council Taiwan, vol. 24).
Yih-Fen Hua (2006). Art and Religion—Italian Painting from the Golden Age of 14 through 17 Centuries
(exhibition catalogue: Taipei 2006.12-2007.3). Taipei: Fu Jen Catholic University, 2006
B. Selected Articles:
Yih-Fen Hua (2009). The Making of Lutheran Cultural Politics in Light of Controversy over Religious
Imagery: A Case Study of the Reception of the Protestant Reformation in Nuernbernberg. Humanitas
Taiwanica (May 2009): 179-229.
Yih-Fen Hua (2008). “The Imagery of St. Martha in Light of the Female Religious Movement of the
Beguines.” New History 19,3 (September 2008): .
Yih-Fen Hua (2007a). “Visual perception, religious experience, and gender differences in communication—
a case study of German pictorial depictions of the blood of Jesus in the era of the Reformation.” Journal
of Cultural Resources 3 (2007): 1-37.
Yih-Fen Hua (2007b). “A book written for the hometown: Critical Introduction to Jacob Burckhardt’s Die
Kultur der Renaissance in Italien. ” In Jacob Burckhardt, Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien, translated
and annotated by Yih-Fen Hua (Taipei: Linking Publishing Company: 2007), pp. (23)-(111).
Yih-Fen Hua (2006a). “Hagiological Healing: The Pictorial Imagery of the Cult of St. Anthony and St.
Sebastian in Western Art.” Disquisitions on the Past & Present 14 (2006): 3-26.
Yih-Fen Hua (2006b). “Cultural Yearning in Harmony with National Identity—Observation on Italia and
Germania by the Nazarene Artist J. Friedrich Overbeck,” Art and Identity, ed. Shai-Shu Tzeng, (Taipei:
SMC Publishing Inc., 2006), 85-111.
Yih-Fen Hua (2004). “Vasari’s Conception of the History of Sculpture in Giotto’s Age: Vasari’s Biographies
of Nicola and Giovanni Pisani.” New History, 15, 2 (2004): 1-54.