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

CAEA Students

Anne Feng
Chinese art, religious architecture and art

Naixi Feng
Dept of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Chinese landscape and garden literature, architecture and urban culture in the early modern period

Tessa Handa
Early twentieth-century Japanese visual culture and media studies, impact of international encounters on artistic production and intersections between modern art and new media

Eleanor S. Hyun
Chinese and Korean art
Dissertation title: Encounters and Revisions: Late-eighteenth-century Chosŏn Korean and Qing Chinese Art
Curator of Korean Collections at the British Museum

Nancy P. Lin
Modern and contemporary Chinese art and architecture

Sandy Lin
Modern Japanese art and visual culture

Mia Liu
Chinese film and art, literati aesthetics in the modern era
Dissertation title, “Literati Lenses: Landscape in Chinese Cinema”

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


Yunfei Shao
Asian Art, words and images

Jie Shi
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)

Jin Xu
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
Chinese art, history of photography in China

Zhiyan Yang
Asian art, modern and contemporary art

Dongshan Zhang
Asian art, art of the steppe peoples

Xi Zhang
Historiography of modern architecture; interactions between Western and Chinese art, architecture, and visual culture in the modern period; entertainment culture in modern China

Meng Zhao
Chinese painting of Middle Period (ca. 800-1400), Chinese art historiography

Degrees Completed

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
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
Department of Art History, Myongji University
Dissertation title: Quest for the True Visage: Sacred Images in Medieval Chinese Buddhist Art and the Concept of Zhen’

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

Kris Ercums
Curator, Global Contemporary and Asian Art, Spenser Museum of Art
University of Kansas
Ph.D, 2015, “Envisioning Modernity: Exhibition Culture and Modern Chinese Art 1918-1937”

Jeehee Hong
Department of Art and Music Histories, Syracuse University
Ph.D. 2008, “Theatricalizing Death in Performance Images of Med-imperial China”

Winston Kyan
University of Utah
Visiting Scholar, University of Chicago, 2014-2015
Ph.D. 2006, “The Body and the Family: Filial Piety and Buddhist Art in Medieval China”

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


Seunghye Lee
Academy of Buddhist Studies, Dongguk University, Seoul
Ph.D. 2013 “Space for the Buddha’s Bodies: The Buddhist Relic Depositories in Late Medieval China”

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

Yuhang Li
Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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”

Nancy Lin
2015-16 Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Korea Institute, Harvard
Ph.D. 2015, “Representing Difference: Early 20th Century Japanese and Korean Art,”

Wei-cheng Lin
Department of Art History, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2006, “Building a Sacred Mountain: Monastic Architecture in Mt. Wutai during the Tang Dynasty, 618-907″

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

Julia Orell
Postdoctoral Fellow, Academia Sinica, Institute of History and Philology
Landscape painting and cultural geography, cartography
Ph.D. 2011, “Picturing the Yangzi River: Particular Landscapes in Song and Yuan China”

Yun-chiahn Chen Sena
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Wesleyan University
Ph.D. 2006, “Antiquity to Antiquarianism: Chinese Discourses on Antiquity from the Tenth to Thirteenth Century”

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

Stephanie Su
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Cultures of Conservation
Bard Graduate Center
Ph.D. 2015, “Imagining China: Early Twentieth-Century Chinese and Japanese History Painting.”

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

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

Cong Liu (d.2008)
Chinese early medieval art

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

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