Reader in the History of Chinese Ceramics
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
- Dr Stacey Pierson
- Email address:
- 020 7898 4441
- SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
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Stacey Pierson is Reader in the History of Chinese Ceramics at SOAS, University of London. In addition to teaching and supervising research students in the School of Arts, she is President of the Oriental Ceramic Society (London) and series editor for the Routledge series Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1550-1950. Previously, from 1995 – 2007, she was Curator of the Percival David Foundation of Chinese art, also at the University of London, which housed the world-renowned David collection of Chinese ceramics. She has published widely on aspects of Chinese ceramics and the history of collecting and exhibitions. In 2007 she published Collectors, Collections and Museums: the Field of Chinese Ceramics in Britain: 1560-1960 (Peter Lang), followed by Chinese Ceramics: a Design History (V&A Publications) in 2009 and ‘The Movement of Chinese Ceramics: Appropriation in Global History’, Journal of World History 23, no. 1, (2012). In 2013 she published From Object to Concept: Global Consumption and the Transformation of Ming Porcelain (Hong Kong University Press) and her most recent book is Private Collecting, Exhibitions and the Shaping of Art History in London: the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1866-1950 (Routledge, 2017) which examines an influential art collecting group in London that played a key role in the intellectual development of Chinese ceramics and other collecting fields through display. She is currently preparing a monograph on the archaeology of porcelain.
Association for Art History
College Art Association
Oriental Ceramic Society
Society for the History of Collections
Royal Society of Arts
Sir Percival David Foundation council
Pierson, Stacey (2017) Private Collecting, Exhibitions and the Shaping of Art History in London: the Burlington Fine Arts Club. New York, NY: Routledge.
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. London: Percival David Foundation.
Pierson, Stacey and McCausland, M. (2003) Song Ceramics: Objects of Admiration. London: 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.
Pierson, Stacey (2019) 'True or False? Defining the Fake in Chinese Porcelain'. Les Cahiers de Framespa, (31).
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.
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.
Pierson, Stacey (2019) 'Chinese porcelain, the East India Company and British cultural identity, 1600-1800'. In: Bentley, Tamara H, (ed.), Picturing Commerce In and From the East Asian Maritime Circuits, 1550-1800. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp 275-292.
Pierson, Stacey (2018) '"True Beauty of Form and Chaste Embellishment": Summer Palace Loot and Chinese Porcelain Collecting in Nineteenth-century Britain'. In: Tythacott, Louise, (ed.), Collecting and Displaying China's "Summer Palace" in the West. The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp 72-86.
Pierson, Stacey (2017) 'Production, Distribution, and Aesthetics: Abundance and Chinese Porcelain from Jingdezhen, 1350-1800 AD'. In: Smith, Monica, (ed.), Abundance: the Archaeology of Plenitude. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, pp 229-250.
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'. 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'. Song Ceramics: Art History, Archaeology and Technology. London: Percival David Foundation, 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. London: 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'. Lost at Sea: The Strange Route of the Lena Shoal Junk. London: Periplus.
Pierson, Stacey (2000) 'Ceramics'. In: Trench, Lucy, (ed.), Materials and Techniques in the Decorative Arts: an Illustrated Dictionary. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
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, pp 60.
Pierson, Stacey (2011) 'Review: Sensuous Surfaces'. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (74) 3.
Pierson, Stacey (2011) 'Review of 'Chinese Export Ceramics' edited by Rose Kerr and Luisa E. Mengoni'. Ceramic Review, (251), pp 29.
Pierson, Stacey and Kerr, Rose (2009) 'Review of Song China Through 21st Century Eyes'. Arts of Asia, (40) 1, pp 138-139.
Pierson, Stacey (2004) 'Blue and White for China: Porcelain Treasures from the Percival David Foundation'.
Pierson, Stacey (2015) '‘Ming: London and Edinburgh’, exhibition review' The Burlington Magazine, CLVII.
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