Institute of History
National Tsing Hua University
101, Sec. 2, Kuang Fu Road
Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
Tel: 886-3-571-5131 ex. 34473
Stanford University (Stanford, California, USA)
Ph.D. Department of Art and Art History, 2007.1
Dissertation: Picturing Suzhou: Visual Politics in the Making of Cityscapes in Eighteenth-Century China
National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan)
M.A. in Chinese Art History, 2000.7
Thesis: Images of the War and the Construction of Imperial Military Achievement: Battle Scenes of Quelling the Western Regions
B.S. in Psychology, 1995.7
Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
Visiting Scholar (2013.9-2014.8)
Institute of History, National Tsing Hua University
Associate Professor (2011.8 –)
Assistant Professor (2007.8 – 2011.7)
Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
Postdoctoral Fellow (2007.4 – 2007.7)
New Faculty Research Award, National Tsing Hua University (2010.11)
Grants and Fellowships
Research Grant, National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC 102-2410-H-007-040) (2013/8 – 2015/7)
Sabbatical Grant, National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC 102-2918-I-007-004) (2013/8 – 2014/7)
Research Grant, National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC 101-2410-H-007-045) (2012/8 – 2013/7)
Research Grant, National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC 99-2410-H-007-044) (2010.8 – 2012.7)
Research Grant, National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC 98-2410-H-007-045) (2009.8 – 2010.7)
Research Grant, Boost Program of National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (98N2929E1 & 99N2527E1) (2009.3 – 2010.12)
Research Grant, National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC 97-2410-H-007-056) (2008.9 – 2009.7)
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2007.4 – 2007.7)
Geballe Dissertation Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center (2005.9 – 2006.6)
Summer Travel Grant, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University (2005)
Department of Art and Art History, The Edward McCormick Blair, Jr. and Frances De Bretteville Blair Fellowship in the Art History, Stanford University (2004.9 – 2005.5)
Dissertation Research Grant in Chinese Studies, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University (2003.9 – 2004.6)
Language Study Summer Grant, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University (2003)
Graduate Research Opportunity Fund, Stanford University (Spring 2003)
The Government Scholarship of Ministry of Education of Taiwan (2000.1 – 2002.12)
Zhongliu Foundation Travel Grant, Taipei, Taiwan (1999)
‘War and Empire: Images of Battle during the Qianlong Reign,’ Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between China and the West, ed. By Petra Chu and Ding Ning, Issues and Debates Series, Getty Research Institute, forthcoming.
‘Jin (Shanxi) Merchants of Yangzhou: Thoughts on Paintings by Yuan Yao,’ New History Journal 25:2 (2014.6), pp. 51-106.
‘Military Achievement and Official Accomplishment: Ming Images of Warfare and the Visual Culture of Officialdom,’ Journal of Ming Studies17 (2011.12), pp. 49-89. Japanese translation in Tokyo Daigaku Shiryo Hensan-jo Kenkyu Kiyo 23 (2013.3), pp. 316-347.
‘Pictorial Art in the Chinese Court: Two Decades (1999-2009) of Research in Taiwan,’ NCU Journal of Art Studies 8 (2011.5), pp. 205-242.
‘Customs, Provinces, and the Empire: The Making of Taiping huanle tu (The Album of Happiness in a Peaceful Age) and Its Representation of “Peaceful Regime,”’ National Central University Journal of Humanities 45 (2011.1), pp. 141-194.
‘From The Jade Terrace History of Calligraphy to The Jade Terrace History of Painting: The Separate Compilation of Women Artists’ Biographies and the Cultural Tradition of Zhexi (Western Zhejiang),’ Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies 40:3 (2010.9), pp. 411-451.
‘Interaction between the Mercantile Community and Local Society: Commercial Culture Portrayed in Qing Suzhou Prints,’ Chinese Studies 61 (2010.6), pp. 87-126.
‘The Transformation and Meanings of the Iconography of Horse Paintings in the Qing Court－Beginning with Giuseppe Castiglione’s One Hundred Horses,’ National Palace Museum Research Quarterly 27:3 (2010 Spring), pp. 103-138.
‘Mediating between Local Society and the Center: The Dual Character of Burgeoning Life in a Resplendent Age,’ Taida Journal of Art History 24 (2008.3), pp. 259-322.
‘Cultural Geographies of Nanjing’ in Richard Vinograd, ed. The Southern Metropolis: Pictorial Art in Seventeenth-Century Nanjing, Stanford, CA: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, 2002.
‘The Manifestation of Qianlong Battle Imagery and The Display of Imperial Military Splendor at Ziguang Pavilion,’ The Fourth Academic Symposium Organized by the Palace Museum across the Strait ‘The Artistic Taste of the Qianlong Emperor,’ Palace Museum, Beijing (Beijing, November 8-10, 2013)
‘From Personal Accomplishment to Imperial Achievement: Images of War in Late Imperial China,’ International Conference ‘War in the Visual Arts,’ University College Cork (Cork, Ireland, September 12-14, 2013)
‘Depicting Victories on the Frontier: War and Empire in the East Turkestan Campaign,’ International Symposium ‘Entangled Landscapes: Rethinking the Landscape Exchange between China and Europe in the 16th-18th centuries,’ University of Zurich (Zurich, May 10-12, 2013)
‘Jin (Shanxi) Merchants at Yangzhou: Beginning with Several Paintings by Yuan Yao,’ The Sixth International Symposium of Jiangnan Social History ‘Jiangnan Society in the Perspective of New Cultural History’ Research Center for Chinese Society, Shanghai Normal University (Wuxi, PRC, December 14-17, 2012)
‘War and Empire: Images of Battles under the Qianlong Reign,’ International Symposium ‘Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between China and West’ sponsored by J. Paul Getty Foundation and organized by Beijing University and Seton Hall University (Beijing: Beijing University, October 9-13, 2012)
‘War and Manchu: “Pictorial Veritable Records of Taizu” and Hong Taiji’s Construction of Manchu Identity,’ International Symposium on Multiculturalism in Monsoon Asia (Hsinchu, Taiwan: Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, June 3-4, 2012)
‘From Personal Accomplishment to Imperial Military Achievement: The Transformation of Qianlong Battle Images,’ International Symposium ‘Visual Culture in the Era of Emperor Qianlong’ (Taipei: Institute of Art History, National Taiwan University, December 15-16, 2011)
‘Chinese Court Painting Studies in Taiwan, 1990-2009,’ International Symposium on New History and Historical Studies in Taiwan, 1990-2009 (Taipei: Department of History, National Chengchi University, December 12-13, 2009)
‘From The Jade Terrace History of Calligraphy to The Jade Terrace of Painting: The Separate Compilation of Female Artists’ Biographies and the Zhexi (Western Zhejiang) Tradition of Arts and Culture,’ Rethinking the Written Word: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Chinese Calligraphy (Taipei: Graduate Institute of Art History, National Formal University, November 1-2, 2008)
‘At the Center of Time and Space: Visualizing the Capital through Suzhou and the Imagined Provinces,’ City Life in Jiangnan: From Late Imperial to Early Modern China (Harvard University, October 2006; Heidelberg, September 2006)
‘Suzhou in Imperial Supervision: Recasting Local Perspective in the Qianlong Southern Tour Paintings,’ Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (San Diego, March 2003)
Workshop and Lecture
“The Manchu Cultural Hegemony: Commemorative Images of War and Martial Prowess of the Qing Empire,” in New Dimensions of Medium: Chinese Art History Workshop, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, May 6, 2014)
“Qing (1644-1911) Documentary Pictures Revisited: The “Rise and Fall” of Officials’ Career Imagery (huanji tu),” Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University (Stanford, April 18, 2014)
“Suzhou Redefined: Visual Manifestation of Prosperity in Eighteenth-Century Commercial Culture,” in the “Art History Workshop” sponsored by Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, March 14, 2014)
“Capital Redefined: Beijing as the Center of Time and Space and Its Imagined Other,” Asia Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, May 27, 2014); in “Visiting Scholar Research Presentations,” Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, May 13, 2014); in the “Asia and the City: The Changing Meanings of Beijing” forum sponsored by Boston University Center for the Study of Asia, Boston University (Boston, February 27, 2014); in “Forum on Chinese Cities: The Changing Meaning of Beijing” sponsored by The Asian Studies Program, Bridgewater State University (Massachusetts, February 6, 2014)
“Beyond Elegance: The Qianlong Southern Inspection Tour, Suzhou Sights and Political Implication,” Summer Art Seminars, National Palace Museum (Taipei, August 1, 2013)
“War, Image and ‘Western Influence’: The East Turkestan Campaign,” Lectures Series for the exhibition Discover the Old Summer Palace, curated by Bright Ideas Design, Co., Ltd.; Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Taipei, July 20, 2013)
“From Personal Accomplishment to Imperial Military Achievement: Images and Cultural Representations of War in Late Imperial China,” Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu, Taiwan, December 20, 2011); Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (Taipei, February 17, 2012)
‘“Military Achievement and Official Accomplishment,’ International Research Seminar for ‘Japanese Pirates and Their Images’ held by the Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo (Tokyo, December 10, 2011)
‘“Publishing” and “Transforming” Suzhou－Woodblock Prints and Local Commercial Culture,’ Lecture sponsored by the Graduate Institute of Art Studies, National Central University (Taoyuan, Taiwan, December 15, 2010)
‘The Transformation of Topographical Images of Suzhou－Tiger Hill and Ten-Thousand-Year Bridge,’ Lecture for The Forum of Art History sponsored by the Graduate Institute of Art and Culture, National Yangming University (Taipei, December 4, 2010)
‘Customs, Provinces, and the Empire: The Making of Taiping huanle tu (The Album of Happiness in a Peaceful Age) and Its Representation of “Peaceful Regime,”’ Lecture sponsored by the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan, September 16, 2010)
‘Mercantile Fantasy, Augmented Vision: Images of Suzhou Celebrated in Eighteenth-Century Local Commercial Culture,’ Lecture sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and Art History Department, DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana, USA, April 5, 2010)
‘Picturing Animals in 18th Century East Asia－An Interdisciplinary Workshop,’ Workshop sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and Art History Department, DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana, USA, April 5, 2010)
‘Two Sides of the Same Coin: Qianlong Emperor and Suzhou Society Reconciled in Burgeoning Life in a Resplendent Age,’ One of the Lecture Series for the “The Prosperous Cities: A Selection of Paintings from the Liaoning Provincial Museum” Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art (Hong Kong, October 24, 2009)
‘The “Story” of Giuseppe Castiglione’s One Hundred Horses,’ One of the Lecture Series for the “Harmony and Integrity: The Yongzheng Emperor and His Times” Exhibition, National Palace Museum (Taipei, Taiwan. October 8, 2009)
‘At the Center of Time and Space: Visualizing the Capital through Suzhou and the Imagined Provinces,’ Workshop on Early Modern History, sponsored by the Institute of Hsitory, National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu, Taiwan, December 30, 2008)
‘From the Imagination of Suzhou to the Imagined Suzhou: Perspective and Visual Politics in Eighteenth-Century Qing Empire,’ Lecture for the “Images and Artifacts” Research Group, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan, June 6, 2007)
Qing Empire Building and Image Making
Graduate level seminar of Qing History and its relationship with Qing court art.
Jiangnan Urban Culture in Late Imperial China
Graduate level seminar of urban cultural history in the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Chinese Pictorial Art
Graduate level seminar of Chinese pictorial art and its historiography
Introduction to Art History
Undergraduate level lecture of Western Art History.
“Viewing” History: Late Imperial China as Reflected in Images
Undergraduate level seminar of pictorial history in the Ming and Qing periods.
Tribute to Masters: Exploring Masterpieces of Art
Undergraduate level lecture of Western and Chinese masterpieces of art.
Reading Classic I (co-taught)
Undergraduate level lecture of canonical texts and images.