SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Stacey Pierson

BA (Loyola) MA (SOAS) PG Dip(Ealing) DPhil (Sussex)
  • Overview
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Overview

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Dong Chengxi, Early museums in China
  • Hao Liu, The purpose, operation and impacts of art investment of the British Rail Pension Fund’s collection of Chinese work of art from 1974 to 1989
  • John Johnston, Jiangxi Landmarks on Jingdezhen Porcelain of the 18th and 19th Centuries with Special Reference to Tengwang Ge
  • Kristin Scheel, 13th - 14th Century Yuan and Mongol Silk-Gold Textiles: Transcultural consumption and reception in the Mongol Empire and in Europe
  • Lesley Pullen, The Representation of Textiles on Javanese Sculpture: 9th to 14th century
  • Miranda Bruce-Mitford, From Natural History to Wayang: The Collections and Collecting Practices of Thomas Stamford Raffles

Research

Dr Stacey Pierson has recently published a transcultural history of Ming porcelain which considers the impact of reception on object identity. Her current research is focused on the history and influence of collectors groups and learned societies on the development of the discipline of art history in Britain.

 

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Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
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Publications

Authored Books

Pierson, Stacey (2013) From Object to Concept: Global Consumption and the Transformation of Ming Porcelain. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Pierson, Stacey (2009) Chinese Ceramics: A Design History. London: V&A Publications.

Pierson, Stacey (2007) Collectors, Collections and Museums: the Field of Chinese Ceramics in Britain, 1560-1960. Oxford; New York: Peter Lang.

Pierson, Stacey (2004) Underglaze Blue and Copper Red Decorated Porcelains, Section 3. Percival David Foundation (London).

Pierson, Stacey and McCausland, M. (2003) Song Ceramics: Objects of Admiration. Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art.

Pierson, Stacey (2002) A Collector's Vision: Ceramics for the Qianlong Emperor. London: School of Oriental and African Studies.

Pierson, Stacey (2001) Designs as Signs: Decoration and Chinese Ceramics. Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art.

Pierson, Stacey and Crick, Monique (2000) Sunken Treasure: Fifteenth Century Chinese Ceramics from the Lena Cargo. London: Periplus.

Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Pierson, Stacey, ed. (2009) Transfer: the Influence of China on World Ceramics. London: SOAS, Percival David Foundation. (Colloquies on the Art and Archaeology in Asia)

Pierson, Stacey and Wilson, Ming, eds. (2006) The Art of the Book in China. London: Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. (Colloquies on Art and Archaeology in Asia)

Pierson, Stacey, ed. (1996) Earth, Fire and Water: Chinese Ceramic Technology. London: Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, School of Oriental and African Studies.

Book Chapters

Pierson, Stacey (2016) 'Production, Distribution, and Aesthetics: Abundance and Chinese Porcelain from Jingdezhen, 1350-1800 AD.' In: Smith, Monica, (ed.), Abundance: the Archaeology of Plenitude. University Press of Colorado. (Forthcoming)

Pierson, Stacey (2014) 'Reinventing “China”: Provenance, Categories and the Collecting of Chinese Ceramics, 1910-2009.' In: Steuber, Jason and Lai , Guolong, (eds.), Collectors, Collections and Collecting the Art of China: Histories and Challenges. Florida, USA: University Press of Florida.

Pierson, Stacey (2011) 'From Market and Exhibition to University: Sir Percival David and the Institutionalization of Chinese Art History in England.' In: Rujivacharakul, Vimalin, (ed.), Collecting China: the World, China, and a History of Collecting. Delaware, USA: University of Delaware Press, pp. 130-137.

Pierson, Stacey (2010) 'Historical and Cultural Contexts for Ceramics in China.' In: Torchia, Richard, (ed.), Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn: ceramic works, 5000 BCE -- 2010 CE. Pennsylvania: Arcardia University Art Gallery, pp. 96-103.

Pierson, Stacey (2008) 'Regional Specialization in Ceramic Production of the Northern Sung Period.' In: Conference on Founding Paradigms: Papers on the Art and Culture of the Northern Sung Dynasty. Taipei: National Palace Museum, pp. 759-776.

Pierson, Stacey (2007) 'Porcelain.' In: Fenby, Jonathan, (ed.), The Seventy Wonders of China. London: Thames and Hudson, pp. 217-221.

Pierson, Stacey (2004) 'The Sung Standard: Chinese Ceramics and British Studio Pottery in the 20th Century.' In: Song Ceramics: Art History, Archaeology and Technology. Percival David Foundation (London), pp. 81-103.

Pierson, Stacey (2004) ''The Sung Standard': Chinese Ceramics and British Studio Pottery in the 20th Century.' In: Pierson, S., (ed.), Song Ceramics. Art History, Archaeology and Technology. Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, pp. 81-102.

Pierson, Stacey (2002) 'Industrial Ceramics in China: Ceramic Production at Jingdezhen from the 10th to the 16th century.' In: Lost at Sea: The Strange Route of the Lena Shoal Junk. London.

Pierson, Stacey (2000) 'Ceramics.' In: Trench, Lucy, (ed.), Materials and Techniques in the Decorative Arts: an Illustrated Dictionary. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Journal Articles

Pierson, Stacey (2015) 'Authentic Ceramics with Fake Reign Marks: Characterizing Xuanhe Nian Zhi Wares of the Qing Dynasty.' Orientations, 46 (8).

Pierson, Stacey (2013) 'Interrelations Between Song and Yuan Ceramics from Southern and Northern Kilns: Shapes, Colors and Decoration.' Misuljaryo 美術资料. pp. 31-45.

Pierson, Stacey (2012) 'The Movement of Chinese Ceramics: Appropriation in Global History.' Journal of World History, 23 (1). pp. 9-39.

Pierson, Stacey (2011) 'The History of the London Oriental Ceramic Society, 1921-1947, part 2.' Diancang 典藏, 221. pp. 132-139.

Pierson, Stacey (2011) 'The History of the London Oriental Ceramic Society, 1921-1947, part 1.' Diancang 典藏, 220. pp. 152-159.

Pierson, Stacey (2010) 'On Location: Situating Chinese Ceramics.' Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, 73. pp. 91-106.

Pierson, Stacey (2008) 'From the Daguan lu to the Shiqu baoji: Chinese Art Catalogues of the 18th century.' Autour des collections d’art en Chine au XVIIIe siècle, Hautes Études Orientales-Extrême-Orient, 8 (44). pp. 73-94.

Pierson, Stacey (2007) 'Sir Percival David: An Academic Collector.' Orientations. pp. 91-94.

Pierson, Stacey (2004) 'Special Commissions: Dedicatory Inscriptions on Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain.' Orientations. pp. 18-23.

Pierson, Stacey (2002) 'Chinese Art and the Institutional Framing of University Collections.' The University of Hong Kong Museum Journal, vol. 1. pp. 526-30.

Pierson, Stacey (2000) 'Precious Blue: Cobalt in Chinese Ceramic Glazes and Decoration.' Taoci (1). pp. 33-40.

Book Reviews

Pierson, Stacey (2015) 'Review: Robert Finlay, The Pilgrim Art: Cultures of Porcelain in World History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.' China Review International, 19 (4). pp. 582-586.

Pierson, Stacey (2015) 'Review: Van Campen, et. al., Chinese and Japanese Porcelain for the Dutch Golden Age, 2014.' Arts of Asia, 45 (3). pp. 144-147.

Pierson, Stacey (2014) 'The Mighty Ming's Culture of Power: a new study of Ming-era China and the place of art and artefacts in its society.' The Art Newspaper (256). p. 60.

Pierson, Stacey (2011) 'Review of 'Chinese Export Ceramics' edited by Rose Kerr and Luisa E. Mengoni.' Ceramic Review, 251 . p. 29.

Pierson, Stacey and Hay, Jonathan (2011) 'Review: Sensuous Surfaces.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies . (Forthcoming)

Pierson, Stacey and Kerr, Rose (2009) 'Review of Song China Through 21st Century Eyes.' Arts of Asia, 40 (1). pp. 138-139.

Shows/Exhibitions

Pierson, Stacey (2004) Blue and White for China: Porcelain Treasures from the Percival David Foundation. [Shows/Exhibitions]

Other

Pierson, Stacey (2015) '‘Ming: London and Edinburgh’, exhibition review.' The Burlington Magazine, CLVII . pp. 46-48.

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