Education, Training, & Certifications
Duke Appointment History
- Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2005 - 2013
- Director of Graduate Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2006 - 2012
- Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 1998 - 2005
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APR 11, 2016
DEC 16, 2015
Awards & Honors
Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants
- Advanced Research Grant awarded by The Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies 2016
- Collaborative Scholarly Projects Grant awarded by Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University 2016 - 2017
- Publication Grant awarded by Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts 2012
- Short Travel Grant awarded by Northeast Asia Council 2012 - 2013
- Residential Research Fellowship awarded by National Humanities Center 2009 - 2010
- Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowship awarded by Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, SOAS University of London 2005 - 2006
- Seminar Fellow awarded by John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University 2004 - 2005
- Research Fellowship awarded by Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation 2004 - 2005
- Publication Grant awarded by College Art Association, Millard Meiss Publication Fund 2002
- Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship awarded by Fulbright-Hays 2001 - 2002
- Fellowship for university teachers awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities 2001 - 2002
- Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded by J. Paul Getty Research Institute 2001 - 2002
- Faculty Research Fellowship awarded by Japan Foundation 2001 - 2002
- Grants for advanced research on Japan awarded by Social Science Research Council 2000 - 2001
- Short Travel Grant awarded by Northeast Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies 1999 - 2000
- Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded by Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University 1997 - 1998
- Dissertation write-up fellowship awarded by Social Science Research Council 1995
- Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship awarded by Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art 1995 - 1997
- Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded by Fullbright-IIE 1993 - 1995
- Graduate Fellowship awarded by Blakemore Foundation 1992
- Graduate Fellowship awarded by Princeton University, Council for Regional Studies 1991
- Graduate fellowship for doctoral program awarded by Princeton University 1989 - 1994
- Fellowship awarded by Stanford University 1988 - 1989
- Publications & Artistic Works
- Weisenfeld, GS. The Fine Art of Persuasion: Corporate Advertising Design, Nation, and Empire in Modern Japan (In preparation). 2019.
- Weisenfeld, GS. Protect the Skies! Visualizing Civil Air Defense in Wartime Japan (In preparation). 2019.
- Crossing the Sea: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Yoshiaki Shimizu. Edited by G Levine, A Watsky, and G Weisenfeld. Princeton University Press, 2012. (Edited Book)
- Weisenfeld, GS. Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan’s Great Earthquake of 1923. Berkeley, University of California Press, 2012.
- Weisenfeld, GS. Mavo: Japanese Artists and the Avant-Garde, 1905-1931. Berkeley: Berkeley, University of California Press, 2002. Open Access Copy Link to Item
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Gas Mask Parade: Japan’s Anxious Modernism." Modernism/Modernity 21, no. 1 (2014): 179-199. Open Access Copy
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Publicity and Propaganda in 1930s Japan: Modernism as Method." Design Issues 25, no. 4 (October 2009): 13-28. Open Access Copy
- Weisenfeld, GS. "‘From Baby’s First Bath’: Kao Soap and Modern Japanese Commercial Design." The Art Bulletin LXXXVI, no. 3 (September 2004): 573-598. Open Access Copy
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Nihon ni okeru Shōgyō Dezainshi to Sono Kenkyū (Art History and the Study of Japanese Commercial Design)." Bijutsu Forum 21 (November 2001): 123-130.
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Touring Japan-as-Museum: NIPPON and Other Japanese Imperialist Travelogues." Positions: east asia cultures critique 8, no. 3 (December 1, 2000): 747-793. (Academic Article) Open Access Copy
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Guest Editor's Introduction: Visual Cultures of Japanese Imperialism." positions: east asia cultures critique 8, no. 3 (2000): 591-603.
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Designing After Disaster: Barrack Decoration and the Great Kanto Earthquake." Japanese Studies 18, no. 3 (1998): 229-246. Open Access Copy
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Mavo’s ‘Conscious Constructivism’: Art, Individualism, and Daily Life in Interwar Japan." Art Journal 55, no. 3 (October 1996): 64-73. Open Access Copy
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Industrial Poisoning Minamata, 1972." In Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the News, edited by J Hill and VR Schwartz, 94-96. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. (Chapter) Link to Item
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Laughing in the Face of Calamity: Visual Satire after the Great Kantô Earthquake." In Disaster as Image: Iconographies and Media Strategies across Europe and Asia, 125-134. Schnell und Steiner, 2014. (Chapter)
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Die Verbildlichung der Katastrophe in Japan." In Von Atlantis bis heute: Mensch, Natur, Katastrophe, 155-161. Mannheim, Germany: Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, 2014. (Chapter)
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Western-Style Painting in Japan: Mimesis, Individualism, and Japanese Nationhood." In Modern Art in Africa, Asia, and Latin America: An Introduction to Global Modernisms, edited by EO Brien, E Nicodemus, and M Chiu, 165-180. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Shiseido Chic: The Cosmopolitan Aesthetics of Japanese Cosmetics." In Crossing the Sea: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Yoshiaki Shimizu, edited by G Levine, A Watsky, and G Weisenfeld, 159-179. Princeton, P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University in association with Princeton University Press, 2012.
- Weisenfeld, GS. "The Expanding Arts of the Interwar Period." In Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000, edited by JT Rimer, 66-98. University of Hawaii Press, 2011.
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Japanese Typographic Design and the Art of Letterforms." In Bridges to Heaven: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Wen C. Fong, edited by Jerome Silbergeld, Dora C. Y. Ching, Judith G. Smith, and Alfreda Murck, 827-848. Princeton, NJ: Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University in association with Princeton University Press, 2011. Open Access Copy
- "Saigai to Shikaku: Kantō Daishinsai no Shikaku Hyōshō o Megutte” (Disaster and Vision: On the Visual Representations of the Great Kantō Earthquake)." In Kioku to Rekishi: Nihon ni okeru Kako no Shikakuka o megutte (Memory and History: Visualising the Past in Japan), edited by T Yasunori, 42-53. Waseda Daigaku Aizu Yaiichi Kinen Hakubutsukan, 2007.
- "Reinscribing Tradition in a Transnational Art World." In Asian Art History in the Twenty-First Century (Clark Studies in the Visual Arts), edited by Desai, V, 181-198.: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, MA, 2007. Open Access Copy
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Publicité et Propagande Dans le Japon des Années 1930: Le Modernisme Comme Méthode." In La société Japonaise devant la montée du militarisme: Culture populaire et contrôle social dans les années 1930, edited by J-J Tschudin and C Hamon, 47-70. Editions Philippe Picquier, 2007.
- "Women and Words: Two Language Artists in Contemporary Japan." In Persistence/Transformation: Text as Image in the Art of Xu Bing, edited by J Silbergeld and DCY Ching, 59-85. P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University in association with Princeton University Press, 2006.
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Tada Hokuu no Kōkoku Bigaku to Josei no Shōchōsei (Tada Hokuu’s Advertising Aesthetics and the Symbolic Value of Women)." In Manazashi no Yukue: Tada Hokuu to Sono Shigoto-ten. Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Japan, 2003.
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Japanese Modernism and Consumerism: Forging the New Artistic Field of Shōgyō Bijutsu." In Being Modern in Japan, edited by E Tipton and J Clark, 75-98. Sydney, Australian Humanities Research Foundation, 2000.
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Imaging Calamity: Artists in the Capital after the Great Kantô Earthquake." In MOBO MOGA/ Modern Boy, Modern Girl: Japanese Modern Art 1910-1935. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998. (Chapter)
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Hokusai’s Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon." (January 7, 2017).
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Maximum Embodiment: Yōga, The Western Painting of Japan, 1912-1955 by Bert Winther-Tamaki." Journal of Japanese Studies 40, no. 1 (2014): 187-190.
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Nihonga, Transcending the Past: Japanese-Style Painting 1868-1968 by By Ellen Conant, Steven Owyoung, and J. Thomas Rimer." Journal of Asian Studies 56, no. 4 (November 1998): 1094-1096.
- Weisenfeld, GS. "On Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan's Great Earthquake of 1923." (February 9, 2015). (Digital Edition) Link to Item
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Selling Shiseido: Cosmetics Advertising & Design in Early 20th-Century Japan." (Digital Edition) Link to Item
- Weisenfeld, GS. "Imaging Kantō." (Digital Edition) Link to Item
- Teaching & Mentoring
- Scholarly, Clinical, & Service Activities
Presentations & Appearances
- Japanese Visual Culture. Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 62. University of British Columbia. September 21, 2018 2018
- Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan's Great Earthquake of 1923. New Books in East Asian Studies Podcast. March 1, 2013 2013
- Elegance and Extravagence. The State of Things. WUNC North Carolina Public Radio. December 11, 2012 2012
Service to the Profession
- Arts Dialogue Committee, U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange. 2011 2011
- Japan Foundation American Advisory Committee. 2010 2010
- Council member : Northeast Asia Council Association for Asian Studies. 2008 - 2012 2008 - 2012
- Series Editor, Japanese Visual Culture series, Koninklijke Brill NV (Leiden, The Netherlands). 2008 2008
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