Dorothy Yin-yee Ko F'12, F'86

Dorothy Yin-yee Ko
Professor
History
Barnard College

ACLS Fellowship Program 2012
Professor
History
Barnard College
Body, Text, and Stone: The Crafting and Connoisseurship of Inkstones in Eighteenth-Century China

This project focuses on the quarrying, carving, collecting, and gifting of inkstones in the eighteenth century to deepen our understanding of the social history of artisans as well as the relationship between their knowledge systems and the literary culture of scholars and calligraphers. Adopting a "geography of skills" approach, the study also illuminates the role of embodied craft and technology in mediating social relations, shaping gender identities, and integrating the empire.

China Studies Program Dissertation Fellowships 1986
Doctoral Candidate
Stanford University
Education, employment, networks and mobility: urban women in Ming-Qing China