Charles Lachman

Associate Professor
History of Art and Architecture
Phone: 541-346-3601
Office: 168 Lawrence Hall

University of Toronto, PhD 1985

Prof Lachman holds a PhD in East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto, and has served at UO as Director of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, as Curator of Asian Art at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum, and as Head of the Department of the History of Art & Architecture. His research and teaching interests include the history of Chinese landscape painting, Chinese art theory, and Buddhist art (especially Chan/Zen painting).

(On reduced tenure as of June 2016)

Selected Publications

The Ten Symbols of Longevity (Collection in Context)
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art: University of Washington Press, 2006

A Way With Words: The Calligraphic Art of Jung Do-jun 
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art: University of Washington Press, 2006

Evaluations of Sung Dynasty Painters of Renown: Liu Tao-ch'un's Sung-ch'ao ming-hua p'ingT'oung Pao monographie  XVI  (Leiden: E.J.Brill, 1990).

Ming-ch'i Figures from the Collection  of William  F. Little  (Hanover: Hood  Museum,  1989; exh. brochure).

“Images” In Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism. Ed. Richard Payne. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

'Buddhism: Image As Icon, Image as Art' 
Chapter 27 in the Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts, ed. Frank Burch Brown  
Oxford University Press, 2014, 367-378

“A Way With Words: Exploring Asian Art  Through  Calligraphy,”  (principal  author),  Chapter 16 in Teaching Asian Art: Content, Context, and Pedagogy, ed.  Shen Kuang Chung (National Art Education Association, 2012).

“The Calligraphic Art of Jung Do-jun,” [English and Korean] in Jung Do-jun: Collected Works (Hangilart Publishing, 2011), 250-253.

Guohua (National-style Painting),” in The Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, 2009.

"Blindness and Oversight: A Double-Portrait of Qianlong and the New Sinology," Journal of the American Oriental Society 116.4 (1996): 736-44.

"Why Did the Patriarch Cross the River?  The Rushleaf Bodhidharma Reconsidered," Asia  Major  3rd ser. 6.2 (1993): 237-268.

"The 'Image Made by Chance' in China and the West: Ink Wang Meets Jackson Pollock's Mother,"  Art Bulletin LXXIV.3 (1992): 499-510.

"Arhats in the Treetops,"  Artibus  Asiae  51.3/4  (1991): 234-256.



Selected Courses Taught

ARH 207

ARH 208

ARH 384

ARH 385

ARH 386

ARH 387

ARH 399

ARH 4|584

ARH 607

ARH 607

ARH 607

ARH 607

ARH 610

ARH 611

Arts of India

Arts of China

Art of Death in China

Chinese Painting: Tang, Song, Yuan

Later Imperial China

Chinese Buddhist Art

Arts of Korea

Landscape and Garden in Traditional China

The Place of Writing in Chinese Art

Text and Image

Chinese Art Theory and Criticism

East Asian Ceramics

The Presence of the Past in Chinese Art

Art Historical Theories and Methodologies