Position title: Ph.D. Candidate
Kim Young’s core research interests lie in exploring the forms of human imagination using representational arts as props in East Asian contexts. Her dissertation develops a method for understanding the workings of visual depictions with auspicious contents in Chinese visual and material culture with a focus on the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). During the 2019–2020 academic year, Kim Young is organizing the Borghesi-Mellon Interdisciplinary Humanities Workshop “Engaging Nature in Asia” that will be taking place on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.