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O.J. (Oliver) Moore, Prof Dr

Chair, Chinese Language & Culture
O.J. (Oliver) Moore, Prof Dr

Moore’s research focuses on visual art and cultural productions in early and modern periods of Chinese history, emphasizing social, technical and inter-medial aspects of art history and its sociology. He has contributed to TV and radio productions devoted to themes of art and archaeology in China.

Moore's study Photography in China: Science, Commerce and Communication will appear with Routledge in 2021. His current research combines themes to do with technologies of reprographics (e.g. printing, rubbing) and their roles in the cultural life of early and modern society in China.

Books and articles include:

Translation (with Anthony Di Blasi, Jack Chen, Glen Dudbridge, David McMullen, Hilde De Weerdt, et al.) of Wu Jing 吳競 (670-749), Zhenguan Zhengyao 貞觀政要 (Essentials of government in the Zhenguan era), for Ancient World Political Texts series, published by Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming 2021.

“Photography’s Appearances in China” in Gil Pasternak, ed., Handbook of Photography Studies. London: Bloomsbury Publications, 2020: 369-390.

Facts, Fictions and Attitudes: Common Tactics for Representing China. Inaugural Lecture, Groningen University, 12 December, 2017. Published by Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen, 2017.

“Hajj from China: Social Meanings and Material Culture” in Luitgard Mols & Marjo Buitelaar, eds, Hajj: Global Interactions Through Pilgrimage. Leiden: Sidestone Press & Leiden National Museum of Ethnology, 2015: 113-136.

“China’s Art and Material Culture” in Wilt Idema, ed., Chinese Studies in the Netherlands. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2014: 211-250.

“Flows of Time in the Centres and Peripheries of Tang Experience” in East Asian History 38 (February, 2014): 25-46.

Review article: Terry Bennett, History of Photography in China, 1844-1879, London, 2013, in Trans Asia Photography Review, issue 4:2 (Spring 2014). (

“Narrow Predictions and Retrospective Aura: Photographic Images and Experiences from China”, in Patricia Spyer and Mary Steedly, eds, Images That Move. Santa Fe, New Mexico: School of Advanced Research, 2013: 127-160.

The Terracotta Army and China’s Unification / Het Terracottaleger en de Chinese eenwording / 秦兵马俑与中国的大一统. Leiden: National Museum of Ethnology, 2012.

“Het Wen-ideaal in literatuur en Kunst”, and “Vertier en plezier” (“The wen ideal in literature and art” and “Entertainment and pleasure”) in Benoît Mater ed., De Goude Eeuw van China—Tang-dynastie (618-907 na Chr.). Assen: Drents Museum, 2011: 137-170.

L’Écriture chinoise. Arles: Centre de Conservation du livre, 2010.

Rituals of Recruitment in Tang China: Reading an Annual Programme in Collected Statements by Wang Dingbao (870-940). Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2004.

“Violence Un-scrolled: Cultic and Ritual Emphases in Painting Guan Yu”, Arts Asiatiques 58 (2003): 86-97.

Reading the Past: Chinese. London: British Museum Press, 2000.

“Art et mécénat sous la dynastie des Tang” (“Art and patronage in the Tang dynasty”), essay and catalogue for Paris Musées, eds, Chine, des Royaumes et des Empires, 25 ans d’archéologie, Paris: Paris Musées, 2000: 4-16, 18-34, 52-68.

“The Ceremony of Gratitude”, in Joseph P. McDermott, ed., State and Court Ritual in China, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999: 197-236.

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