Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of Art History
Edited by Shao Dazhen, Fan Di'an, LaoZhu (Zhu Qingsheng)
The 34th World Congress of Art History was held by the Chinese CIHA Committee in Beijing with the theme: "Terms". The chosen theme was the logical counterpart of that of the Nuremberg 2012 CIHA Congress (The Challenge of the Object). In Beijing 2016, the matter was questioning the words, the definitions, the very concepts used to study art by different scientific traditions with one essential question: how can the methodology of our discipline be enriched by being conscious of the diversity of terms and approaches to art?
Art and cultural historians from all over the world, from a vast cross-section of disciplines and fields of professional interest gathered together to discuss different ways of seeing, describing, analyzing and classifying art works. This proceedings includes 325 papers presented at the 34th World Congress of Art History in Beijing 2016，225 of which are in English, 99 in Chinese, and one in French. The proceedings shows the results of their thinking and discussion in total.