TRANSLATING T E XTIL E S : P O E TRY, P ROFIT AND P OLITI C S IN T H E I M AG E RY OF T H E W O V E N ART OF ASIA – TAASA Review September 2014

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This article was originally found in the September 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 3, Page 4).

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Susan Scollay A n increasingly important topic for art historians in this century has been that of crossing cultures'.

The University of Melbourne addressed the theme in 2008 when it hosted a major international conference aimed at loosening the boundaries between various fields of art history.

Professor Howard Morphey of the ANU, one of the conference organisers, noted that the discipline of art history was established after the Enlightenment as a discipline that encouraged the view that art happened only in Europe, and that European art had become the reference point for serious scholarship...