Dr Ellis Tinios

Dr Ellis Tinios

Honorary Lecturer

Summary: The evolution of the illustrated book in Japan 1615-1912. The representation of China in Japan books and prints of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Research interests

The evolution of the illustrated book in Japan 1615-1912. The representation of China in Japan books and prints of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Publications

  • Understanding Japanese woodblock-printed illustrated books: a short introduction to their history, bibliography and format, co-authored with Suzuki Jun (National Institute of Japanese Literature, Tokyo). Leiden: Brill, 2013.
  • ‘Japanese illustrated erotic books in the context of commercial publishing, 1660-1868’ in Japan Review No. 26 (2013) Special Issue: Shunga: Sex and humour in Japanese art and Literature. Edited by Andrew Gerstle. pp. 83-96.
  • Contributor to the exhibition catalogue Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese Art. Edited by Timothy Clark et al. British Museum Press, 2013.
  • Japanese Prints: Ukiyo-e in Edo, 1700-1900. British Museum Press, 2010.
  • ‘Pushing the Boundaries: Kuniyoshi and China’ in Impressions: The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America, Inc., Number 31 (2010)
  • ‘Art, anatomy and eroticism: The Human Body in Japanese Illustrated Books of the Edo Period, 1615-1868’. East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine. Number 31 (2010), pp. 44-63.
  • ‘Maruyama-Shijô ha gafu no mokuteki’ 円山四条派画譜の目的 (‘The Purpose of Maruyama-Shijô School gafu’) in Edo no ehon: gazô to tekisuto no ayanaseru sekai 江戸の絵本:画像とテキストの綾なせる世界 (Ehon in the Edo Period: a splendid world of interwoven image and text) (2010).
  • ‘Once, twice, thrice-wrong’ [review article on the third edition of Christopher Hitchens. The Parthenon Marbles: the Case for Reunification] in Art Watch UK Newsletter No.25 (Autumn 2009)
  • ‘Warrior Prints: a Double-edged Sword’, essay in Competition and Collaboration: The Utagawa School and Japan’s Print Culture edited by Laura Mueller. Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison. November 2007.                                                                 
  • ‘The Fragrance of Female Immortals: Celebrity Endorsement from the Afterlife’ in Impressions: The Journal of the Ukiyo-e Society of America, Inc. Number 27 (2005-2006), pp.43-53.