College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Marsha S. Haufler, Ph.D.

Humanities - History of Art, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Professor Emerita
Art History
Primary office:
Spencer Museum of Art, 209D
University of Kansas
1301 Mississippi St., Room 209
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:


Later Chinese art, Chinese painting, Buddhist art, Korean art

Teaching Interests

  • Later Chinese art
  • Chinese painting
  • Buddhist art
  • Korean Art

Selected Publications

Haufler, Marsha S. 2016. “Faces of Transnational Buddhism at the Early Ming Court.” Book Chapters. In Ming China: Courts and Contacts 1400-1450, 143–51. London, U.K.: British Museum.
Haufler, Marsha. 2014. “‘Beliefs: Miracles and Salvation’ .” Book Chapters. In Ming: 50 Years That Changed China, 1400-1450, edited by Craig Clunas and Jessica Harrison-Hall, 204–53. London, U.K.: British Museum.
Haufler, Marsha S. 2013. “‘Re-Inscribing Mount Myohyang: From Pohyŏn Temple to the International Friendship Exhibition.’” Book Chapters. In <i>Art of Merit: Studies in Buddhist Art and Its Conservation<i/>, edited by David Park, Kuenga Wangmo, and Sharon Cather, 332–48.
Haufler, Marsha. 2011. “Mosaic Murals of North Korea.” Book Chapters. In Exploring North Korean Arts, edited by Ruediger Frank, 241–75. Vienna and Nuremberg: MAK and Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg.
Weidner, Marsha. 2009. “Fit for Monks’ Quarters.” Journal Articles. Ars Orientalis, 47–75.
Haufler, Marsha. 2009. “Viewing Paintings in Buddhist Monasteries: Episodes from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.” Book Chapters. In Beyond Boundaries, 297–321. Seoul, Republic of Korea: National Museum of Korea.
Weidner, Marsha. 2008. “A Vaishravana Thangka from the Ming Dynasty.” Journal Articles. Orientations, 92–99.
Weidner, Marsha. 2008. “Portraits and Personalities in the Temples of Ming Beijing: Responses to Portraits of the Monk Daoyan.” Book Chapters. In The History of Painting in East Asia: Essays on Scholarly Method, 224–42. Taipei: Rock Publishing International.
Weidner, Marsha. 2007. “Sino-Tibetan Thangkas of the Chenghua and Zhengde Periods in Western Collections.” Journal Articles. Palace Museum Journal, September, 78–97.
Weidner, Marsha. 2007. “Picturing Monks as Connoisseurs and Monasteries as Sites of Aesthetic Engagement.” Book Chapters. In Zurich Studies in the History of Art, Georges-Bloch-Annual, 13/14:399–417. Zurich: University of Zurich, Institute of Art History.
Weidner, Marsha. 2005. “Images of the Nine-Lotus Bodhisattva and the Wanli Empress Dowager.” Journal Articles. Chungguksa Yongu, no. 35 (April): 245–78.

Selected Presentations

Haufler, M., & Son, M. (4/23/2017 - 4/23/2017). Views of a Northern City: Chosǒn Screen Paintings of Pyongyang. Association for Korean Studies in Europe. Prague, Czech Republic
Haufler, M., & Son, M. (4/15/2017 - 4/15/2017). Views of a Northern City: Joseon Screen Paintings of Pyongyang. Paintings in Brilliant Colors” Korean Chaekgeori Screens of the Joseon Dynasty. Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
Haufler, M. (1/18/2017 - 1/18/2017). Purchased by L. Sickman in Peking. Northwestern University
Haufler, M. (11/20/2015). "Beyond Belief: Portraits of Two Eminent Buddhist Monks of the Early Fifteenth Century,". University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Haufler, M. (11/12/2015 - 11/12/2015). Kim Jong Un: The Third Curator of Pyongyang. Hall Center Urban Experience Seminar. Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Haufler, M. (10/19/2015). "Purchased by L. Sickman in Peking". The Sixth International Conference on Tibetan Archaeology and Arts. Hangzhou, China
Haufler, M. (7/11/2015). Time in the Mosaic Murals of the DPRK. Association for Korean Studies in Europe. Bochum, Germany
Haufler, M. (3/28/2015). "The New Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum and Visual Narratives of Pyongyang,". Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting. Chicago.
Haufler, M. (10/10/2014). Portraying Ming Monks. Ming Courts and Contacts 1400-1450. British Museum, London.

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