Tong Su

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate


Tong Su is a Ph.D. candidate studying art and visual culture of late imperial and modern China. Her research interests include the activities and travels of artists and artisans between urban and rural spaces; the art-making processes and how personal and collective meanings are embedded and connected; and the intersection of scientific knowledge and imperial politics and their impacts on visual perceptions. She is also interested in how things travel and trade and how they function in the dissemination and adaptation of knowledge and cultural exchange in Asia and Europe.

2023 SAH Dissertation Research Fellowship
2019 Douglas Schewe Award for Best Graduate Student Paper
“Artificial City, Organic City: Mobilizing the Center of Beijing, 1644–1799”

Primary Advisor(s)
Yuhang Li