Graduate Students

The Center encourages graduate students in Art History and other departments to make use of its resources and participate in affiliated workshops and activities. It maintains the Asian Art Reserve reading room in Regenstein Library as a base of reading, research, and teaching. The Center encourages graduate students to participate in its activities and events. The Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia Workshop is a student-organized workshop that focuses on theories of art, history, and material and visual culture in East Asia. It encourages interdisciplinary exploration of objects and visual materials through a variety of methodological perspectives.

CAEA Students

We would like to know of students in other departments are working in related areas in order to better serve your needs. For this purpose we are compiling a list of graduate students from various disciplines who are interested in visual materials to build awareness of how we should best develop our research materials and other resources to provide information and opportunities for communication and sharing of ideas.

Current Students

Irene Backus
ibackus@uchicago.edu
Asian art, medieval and modern art
Dissertation title: Imaging Asia: Perceptions of China in Renaissance Florence

Kris Ercums
kiercums@ku.edu
Curator, Global Contemporary and Asian Art, Spenser Museum of Art
University of Kansas
Dissertation title: Envisioning Modernity: Exhibition Culture and Modern Chinese Art 1918-1937

CAEA Students

Anne Feng
anf@uchicago.edu
Chinese art, religious architecture and art

Eleanor Hyun
eshyun@uchicago.edu
Chinese and Korean art
Dissertation title: Encounters and Revisions: Late-eighteenth-century Chosŏn Korean and Qing Chinese Art

Nancy Lin
nlin@uchicago.edu
Area of Study: Asian Art
Research Interests: Korean and Japanese art

Disseration title, “Representing Difference: The Self and Other in Early 20th
Century Japanese and Korean Art”

Mia Liu
mialiu@uchicago.edu
Chinese film and art, literati aesthetics in the modern era

Dissertation title, “Literati Lenses: Landscape in Chinese Cinema”

Quincy Ngan
quincyngan@uchicago.edu
Chinese art, history of Chinese landscape painting
Dissertation title: Power of Pigments: The Functions and Meanings of Blue-and-Green Landscape Painting in China

recent-grad-students

Yunfei Shao
yunfeishao@uchicago.edu
Asian Art

Jie Shi
jieshji@uchicago.edu
Han dynasty, funerary art and architecture, ritual text and practice
Dissertation title: Housing the Majesty in the Dark: Princely Tombs in Western Han China (206 BCE-8 CE)

Stephanie Su
suwenhui@uchicago.edu
19th century Chinese and French art
Dissertation title: “Imagining China: Early Twentieth-Century Chinese and Japanese History Painting.”

Jin Xu
xgene@uchicago.edu
Chinese art, Religious and funerary art of the medieval China (220-907 C.E.), especially Buddhist and Daoist architecture and sculpture, tomb murals and carvings, and cultural exchange on the Silk Road

Tingting Xu
tingtingxu@uchicago.edu
Chinese art,history of photography in China

Xi Zhang
xizh@uchicago.edu
Modern Chinese Art and Architecture

Zhiyan Yang
zhiyan@uchicago.edu
Asian art, Modern and Contemporary Art

Degrees Completed

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Matthew Philip Canepa, Assistant Professor, Roman and Near Eastern Art, College of Charleston
Ph.D. 2004, “Exchange between Late Antique/Early Medieval Mediterranean and Near East with Central Asia, focusing especially on the Uighur Kingdom of Kotcho and the Yuan”

Bonnie Cheng, Assistant Professor Department of Art, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH
Ph.D. 2003, “Fabricating Life Out of Death: Sixth Century Funerary Monuments and the Negotiation of Cultural Traditions”

Sun-ah Choi, Ph.D. 2012
Assistant professor, Department of Art History, Myongji University
sachoi22@gmail.com
Dissertation title: Quest for the True Visage: Sacred Images in Medieval Chinese Buddhist Art and the Concept of Zhen’

Karl Debreczeny, Curator, Rubin Museum of Art, New York NY
Ph.D. 2007, “Ethnicity and Esoteric Power: Negotiating Sino-Tibetan Synthesis in Ming Painting”

Seunghye Lee, Ph.D. 2013
Academy of Buddhist Studies, Dongguk University, Seoul
seunghye.lee@gmail.com
Dissertation title: Space for the Buddha’s Bodies: The Buddhist Relic Depositories in Late Medieval China

Yuhang Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
yuhang@wisc.edu
Gender and ritual in literature and visual culture, Qing dynasty art history
Dissertation title, “Gendered Materialization: An Investigation of Late Imperial Chinese Women’s Artistic and Literary Reproductions of Guanyin”

Jeehee Hong
Syracuse University
jhong08@syr.edu
Ph.D. 2008, “Theatricalizing Death in Performance Images of Med-imperial China”

Winston Kyan, University of Utah
Winston.Kyan@utah.edu
Ph.D. 2006, “The Body and the Family: Filial Piety and Buddhist Art in Medieval China”

Delin Lai, Assistant Professor of Asian Art, Department of Fine Arts, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
d0lai001@louisville.edu
Ph.D. 2007: “Chinese Modern: Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum as a Crucible for Defining Modern Chinese Architecture, 1925-32″

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Sonya Lee, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Southern California
sonyasle@usc.edu
Ph.D. 2004, “Medieval period (5th-9th centuries), Buddhist art along the ancient Silk Road”

Wei-cheng Lin, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design, University of North Carolina
wclin@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. 2006, “Building a Sacred Mountain: Monastic Architecture in Mt. Wutai during the Tang Dynasty, 618-907″

Kate Lingley, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Hawaii at Manoa
lingley@hawaii.edu
Ph.D. 2004, “Widows, Monks, Magistrates, and Concubines: Social Dimensions of Sixth-Century Buddhist Art Patronage”

Julia Orell
University of Zurich
julia.orell@uzh.ch
Landscape painting and cultural geography, cartography
Ph.D. 2011, “Picturing the Yangzi River: Particular Landscapes in Song and Yuan China”

Yun-chiahn Chen Sena, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin
ysena@mail.utexas.edu
Ph.D. 2006, “Antiquity to Antiquarianism: Chinese Discourses on Antiquity from the Tenth to Thirteenth Century”

Catherine Stuer, Ph.D. 2012
Denison University
Dissertation title: “Dimensions of Place: Map, Itinerary, and Trace in Images of Nanjing”

Peggy Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Denison University
wangp@denison.edu
Contemporary Chinese art
Ph.D. 2010, “Responding to the World: Contemporary Chinese Art, Exhibitions, and Criticism in the 1990s”

Yudong Wang, Professor, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts,  Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
wangyudong1969@gmail.com
Ph.D., 2007, “‘Figure en Buste’ in Medieval China: Three Studies”

Deceased
Cong Liu (d.2008)
Chinese early medieval art

Hajime Nakatani (d. 2013)
Department of Intercultural Studies, Rikkyo University

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