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University of Chicago
Ph.D. Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, 2011.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, 2001.
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
B.A., Department of Art History, 1991.
Areas of Research and Teaching:
Chinese Art, Gender and material practice in late imperial China
Lay Buddhist women, the cult of Guanyin and image making, women artists,
History of Chinese textile and costume, opera and Chinese visual culture, Qing court art
On Faculty 2013.
AH307: Early Chinese Art: From Antiquity to Tenth Century
AH308: Later Chinese Art: From Tenth Century to Contemporary
AH411: Topics in Asian Art: Opera in Chinese Visual Culture
AH576: Proseminar in Chinese Art: Gendered Material Practice and the Cult of Guanyin
AH576: Proseminar in Chinese Art: Issues of Gender in Chinese Art
Co-edited with Judith Zeitlin, Performing Images: Opera in Chinese Visual Culture, forthcoming 2014.
Mingqing foxiang [Buddhist Sculptures of the Ming and Qing Dynasties]. Taibei: Yishu tushu gongsi, 1997.
“Narrating Morality on Textiles,” in Performing Images: Opera in Chinese Visual
Culture, forthcoming, 2014. (forthcoming)
“Sensory Devotions: Hair Embroidery and Gendered Corporeal Practice in Chinese
Buddhism,” in Sally M. Promey ed. Sensational Religion. Yale University Press, 2014. (forthcoming)
“Rethinking Empress Dowager Cixi through the Production of Art” co-authored with
Harriet T. Zurndorfer Nannü: Men, Women, and Gender in China, Vol.14 (2012), issue 1, 1-20.
“Oneself as a Female Deity: Representations of Cixi Posing as Guanyin,” Nannü:
Men, Women, and Gender in China, Vol.14 (2012), issue 1, 75-118.
“Communicating with Guanyin through Hair: Hair Embroidery in Late Imperial
China,” special issue on Chinese embroidery by the Journal of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, co-edited by Dorothy Ko and Francesca Bray, 36 (2012):139-174.
Nannü: Men, Women, and Gender in China: Special Issue on Rethinking Empress Dowager Cixi through the Production of Art. Co-editor with Harriet Zurndorfer. Vol.14, issue 1, 2012.
Cai Jiudi [Judith Zeitlin], “Chongshen yu fenshen: mingmo xiqu zhong de
‘hundan’”[Doubling and Splitting the Phantom Heroine in Early Seventeenth-Century Drama], in Hua Wei ed., Tang Xianzu and Mudanting, Taibei: Zhongyang yanjiu yuan zhongguo wenzhe yanjiusuo, 2005, 511-536.
Works in Progress:
Gendered Materialization: An Investigation of Women’s Artistic and Literary Reproductions of Guanyin in Late Imperial China.
“Fragrant Orchid as Feminine Body: An Analysis of Ma Shouzhen’s Orchid Painting and
the Emergence of Courtesan Painters in Early Modern China.”
“Remediated Antiquarianism: A Case Study of Qianlong’s Copy of Li Di’s “Two