Forms of Interaction: Northern Qi Art in its Political, Religious, and Cultural Contexts


ACLS Fellowship Program


Art History

Named Award

ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies Fellow named award


This project is a book-length study on the art of the Northern Qi (550–577), one of the most important moments in Chinese art history. It examines interactions between various art forms and between artistic production and political and religious patronage, ritual practices, community activities, and cross-cultural communication. In doing so, it deepens our understanding of art and culture during the Northern and Southern Dynasties, a transformative era to which the Northern Qi belongs, and develop a methodological model for studying cultural influence, exchange, and assimilation in art history.