Wu Hung F'12, F'90

Wu  Hung
Harrie H. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor
Art History
University of Chicago

ACLS Fellowship Program 2012
Art History
University of Chicago
Forms of Interaction: Northern Qi Art in its Political, Religious, and Cultural Contexts

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.

China Studies Program Postdoctoral Fellowships 1990
Harvard University
The beginning of Chinese painting: a study of "literary painting" from the Eastern Han to the Wei-Jin Period (ca. 1-400 AD)