Department of Art and Art History
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
- Ph.D. awarded August 2004, Department of Art History, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Specialization:
medieval Chinese art history. Dissertation title: « Widows, Monks, Magistrates and Concubines: Social
Dimensions of 6th-Century Buddhist Art Patronage. » Advisor: Wu Hung.
- M.A. awarded June 1998, Department of Art History, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. M.A. thesis: « Face
to face with a Buddha: Dunhuang Cave 390. » Advisor: Wu Hung.
- B.A. awarded summa cum laude, June 1994, Department of Anthropology (Archaeology wing), Harvard-
Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA. B.A. thesis: « Between history and archaeology: A Han architectural site in
Xi’an. » Advisor: Kwang-chih Chang.
- 2004-present Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History, University of
Hawai’i at Mānoa
- 2001, Spring Visiting Lecturer, History of Art in China, University of Illinois at Chicago (instructor of
- 2001, Spring Lecturer, Introduction to Art History, University of Chicago (instructor of record)
- 2007, Fall Center for Chinese Studies funding for course release to develop course in cooperation
with the program in Chinese Archaeology (course release postponed to 2008)
- 2007, Spring Fund for Major Initiatives in the Liberal Arts award (University of Hawai’i at Manoa)
for research seminar, « Identity and Action in Chinese Culture, » March 14, 2007. With Shana
- 2005, Summer Research Relations Fund award (University of Hawai’i at Manoa) for research in China.
- 2003, Spring Lipman Travel Fellowship (University of Chicago) for research in Japan.
- 2002-2004 Ittleson Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of
- 2001-2002 Fulbright-Hays fellowship for dissertation research at Peking University.
- 2001-2002 Fulbright IDRF grant for dissertation research at Peking University (declined).
- 1999 Collections Research Competition Prize Paper, 34th annual Graduate Student Seminar,
Art Institute of Chicago (see Conferences/Presentations).
- 1998, Summer University of Chicago Travel Fellowship to Dunhuang, China.
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- Manuscript in progress: Watered with the Dharma-Rain: Identity and Self-Representation in Medieval Chinese Buddhist
Excelling the Work of Heaven: Personal Adornment from China. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Art Gallery, 2007.
Articles: Peer-reviewed journals
- « Iconography of the Other: Representing Cultural Identity in Medieval China. » Ars Orientalis (forthcoming).
- « Tunics and Trousers: Gender, ethnicity, and the origins of Tang male dress. » Under review with Journal of Asian Studies.
- « Just Like the Qing Dynasty: Internet Addiction, MMOGs, and Moral Crisis in Contemporary China. » With Alex Golub. In Games and Culture, vol. 2 no. 4, December 2007.
- « The Multivalent Donor: Zhang Yuanfei at Shuiyusi. » In Archives of Asian Art, v. 56, 2006.
- « A Brief History of Ethnic Costume in Premodern China. » In Writing with Thread: Traditional Textiles of
Southwest Chinese Minorities. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Art Gallery, 2008 (forthcoming).
- « Excelling the Work of Heaven: Personal Adornment from China. » In Ornament, v. 31, no. 1, Fall 2007.
- « Social Histories of Buddhist Art in Medieval China. » In Religious Studies Review, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 9-15 (2006).
- « Negotiating Identity: Social aspects of Sixth-Century Buddhist Art Patronage. » In National Gallery of Art
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Center 24 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art,
2004), pp. 118-121.
- English-language foreword, introductory essay, and captions to plates in Jin Weinuo, ed., Zhongguo gudai fodiao: fo
zaoxiang yangshi yu fengge (Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture: Form and Style of Buddha-images)
(Beijing: Wenwu Press, 2002).
- English-language abstracts for Chinese-language papers in Wu Hung, ed., Between Han and Tang: Religious Art and
Archaeology in a Transformative Period (Beijing: Wenwu Press, 2000).
- Review of Reinventing the Wheel: Paintings of Rebirth in Medieval Buddhist Temples, by Stephen Teiser. In Religious Studies Review (forthcoming).
- Review of Donors of Longmen: Faith, Politics and Patronage in Medieval Chinese Buddhist Sculpture, by Amy McNair. In Journal of Chinese Religions, vol. 35 (2007).
- Review of Tradition and Transformation: Studies in Chinese Art in Honor of Chu-Tsing Li, Judith G. Smith ed. In China Review International, v. 14, no. 1 (2006).
- Review of National Gallery exhibit « The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology, » Chicago Art Journal vol. 10, Spring 2000, pp. 102-4.
Conferences and conference panels
- 2008 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 3-6, 2008. Panel: « Patronage
and Community Building in Medieval China. » Kate Lingley, organizer; Albert Dien, chair; Scott
- 2007 First annual Center for Chinese Studies Faculty Research Symposium, « Identity and Action in
Chinese Culture, » March 14, 2007. Organizers: Kate Lingley and Shana Brown.
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- 2008 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 3-6, 2008. « The Social
Hierarchy of Patronage in an Eastern Wei Yi-society » For panel: « Patronage and Community
Building in Medieval China » (see above).
- 2008 College Art Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, February 20-23, 2008. « Iconography of the
Other: Representing cultural identity on the Silk Road. » For panel « Theorizing Cross-Cultural
Interaction Among the Ancient and Early Medieval Mediterranean, Near East, and Asia, » Matthew P.
Canepa, chair and organizer.
- 2007 First annual Center for Chinese Studies Faculty Research Symposium, March 14, 2007. « Public
Identities: Portraiture and Self-Representation in Sixth-Century Chinese Art. »
- 2006 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 6-9, 2006. « Dressing
Turkic: Gender and Ethnic Costume at the Founding of Tang. » For panel « Art, History, and Asia:
Challenging Established Canons, » Mary-Louise Totton, chair and organizer.
- 2004 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, March 4-7, 2004. « The Multivalent
Donor: Zhang Yuanfei and Patterns of Northern Qi Art Patronage. » For panel « The Northern Qi
Dynasty — A Reassessment, » Albert Dien, chair.
- Excelling the Work of Heaven: Personal Adornment from China, University of Hawai’i Art Gallery,
October 28-December 14, 2007. Co-curator with Lisa Yoshihara, Gallery Director.
- Public lecture, Societe Europeenne pour l’Etude des Civilizations de l’Himalaya et de l’Asie Centrale, Musee
Cernuschi, Paris, France, May 22, 2008: « Representing Cultural Identity along the Silk Road. »
- Public lecture, Archaeological Institute of America, Charleston, SC, April 7, 2008: « Iconography of the
Other: Domesticating the Exotic in Early Medieval China. »
- Docent education program, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI, February 4 – March 5, 2008. Four
weekly sessions on the history of Chinese art for Academy docents.
- Public lecture, Honolulu China Seminar, Honolulu, HI, November 8, 2007: « Excelling the Work of Heaven:
Chinese Personal Adornment at the University of Hawaii Art Gallery. »
- Public lecture, CTAHR Textile Program lecture series, October 14, 2007: « Costume in Early Medieval China:
The Silk Road and Influences from Central Asia. »
- Public lecture, UHM Center for Chinese Studies special seminar « Identity and Action in Chinese Culture, »
March 14, 2007: « Public Identities: Portraiture and Self-Representation in Sixth-Century Buddhist
- Seminar presentation, « Dunhuang Art and Culture. » For NEH 2006 Summer Institute « The Silk Road:
Early Globalization and Chinese Cultural Identity, » Asian Studies Development Program (University
of Hawai’i at Manoa and East-West Center), July 19, 2006.
- Public Lecture, Honolulu China Seminar, Honolulu, HI, May 11, 2006: « Signs of Difference: Gender and
Ethnic Costume at the Founding of the Tang. »
- Public lecture, Society for Asian Art of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, March 13, 2006. « Images of Ethnic
Identity in Premodern China. »
- Public lecture, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Anthropology Colloquium Series, February 9, 2006.
« Problems of Ethnicity in the Chinese Past. »
- Public lecture, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Center for Chinese Studies China Research Seminar, April 13,
2005. « Correlations between Gender and Ethnic Costume in 6th Century Buddhist Imagery. »
- Gallery talk, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, July 13 and 15, 2004.
« On the patronage of Buddhist sculptures from Qingzhou. » Given in conjunction with the
exhibition « Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries. »