Paul W. Ricketts


2702 CL

F: 412-624-3458


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Art and Media History, Theory and Criticism, University of California, San Diego


“Modernists and ‘Japaneseness’” co-translation of “Modanisto to ‘Nihon teki na mono’,” by Yamamoto Sae, Chapter 5, Senjika no banpaku to ‘Nihon’ no hyōshō (Tokyo: Shinwasha, 2012): 184–256. Josai International University, Review of Japanese Culture and Society, Commensurable Distinctions: Intercultural Negotiations of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Visual Culture 26 (December 2014): 104–134.

“Kaleidoscopic Modernisms: Montage Aesthetics in Shanghai and Tokyo Pictorials of the 1920s and 1930s.” In Liangyou, Kaleidoscopic Modernity and the Shanghai Global Metropolis, 1926–1945, edited by Paul G. Pickowicz, Kuiyi Shen, and Yingjin Zhang, 17–43. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

Selected Presentations

“Camera Fantasy”: The Interwar Photomontages of Tokyo’s Asahi Graph, Talking About Asia Lecture Series, hosted by the Asian Studies Center (ASC) and the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh, March 29, 2016.

“Asymmetrical Transmissions: Mapping the Global Circulation of Modernist Photography in Illustrated Magazines, 1927–37,” 104th CAA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., February 3–6, 2016.

Office Hours

Spring 2017: Tuesday 1:30-3:30


Photography in East Asia; illustrated periodicals; photomontage

Courses Taught

CHIN 1999: Senior Project