Studying Chinese Painting in the United States and Asia: A Comparative Study

By Vivian Joyce Rohrl.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Observations of an American anthropologist after learning traditional Chinese painting first in Southern California and then in Hangzhou.

Keywords: Art, Culture, China, Chinese Art, Art Education, Anthropology of Art

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 7, pp.205-210. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.741MB).

Dr. Vivian Joyce Rohrl

Professor Rohrl has taught anthropology at San Diego State University since 1965. Her B.A. and M.A. degrees were earned at the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. In addition, she has earned certificates in French language and literature at the Sorbonne and the Alliance Francaise in Paris. Her sociocultural field research includes work among American Indians that resulted in a book, "Change for Continuity" and several articles. Her other publications include "The Anthropology of Peace" as editor and contributor and a special issue of the "American Behavioral Scientist" (volume 25, #1) as guest editor and contributor. In addition, Dr Rohrl has participated in anthropological and interdisciplinary conferences in the United States and other countries and has been trained, and practiced, as a volunteer community mediator. Dr Rohrl's primary teaching subject is sociocultural anthropology. She has studied Chinese brush painting since 1993 in Southern California and in 2004 completed a month of training at the China Art Academy in Hangzhou.


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