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Chinese Art at Harvard


Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art 

Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

Cambridge, MA 02138, office: (617)495-0845,

Eugene Wang (Ph.D, Harvard 1997) is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University. He taught at the University of Chicago before joining Harvard faculty in 1997. He has received Guggenheim, Getty, and ACLS Ryskamp Fellowships. His book Shaping the Lotus Sutra: Buddhist Visual Culture in Medieval China garnered the Academic Achievement Award (2006) from Japan. He is the art history editor of the Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2004). His extensive publications range from the early to modern and contemporary Chinese art. The topics include art in ancient tombs, murals in Buddhist caves, scroll paintings, woodblock prints, photography, and films. The exhibitions he has curated for Fairbank Center include Seeing Utopia: Visions of Contemporary Chinese Urbanscapes and Renminbi: Faces of China and Currency of Images. He has served on the advisory board of the Center for Advanced Study of Visual Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.  His current research encompasses issues of art without spectators, visual programming (i.e., how images add up), mind and matter, material forms of intelligence, imaging technology across mediums, and visual representation of “consciousness” and multi-sensorial experience, etc.




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