Current Graduate Students

  • Yaying Bai

    Yaying is an MA student who focuses on modern Japanese art in colonial contexts within her larger research interests in the transnational analysis of East Asian visual culture and artistic exchanges.

  • Suhyun Choi

    Suhyun studies modern Japanese art and visual culture, with a focus on issues of post-coloniality, nationhood, and gender. She is interested in artistic responses to and interventions in the legacies of colonialism within Japan.

  • On-Tsun Fung

    On-Tsun studies early modern Japanese ink painting and is particularly interested in how ink painters in Japan negotiated their relationship with their Chinese counterparts.

  • Yuri Handa

    Yuri studies the history of photography in modern Japan, with a particular emphasis on the intersections of imperial/colonial nation-building and photography as reproductive visualizing technology.

  • Chen Jiang
    Dissertation

    Repainting the Past: Kikuchi Yōsai’s (17881878) Visualization of History

  • Hae Yeun Kim
    Dissertation

    Unkoku Tōgan (1547–1618) and Painting in Early Modern Western Japan

  • Naomi Kuromiya
    Dissertation

    Finding the Past in the Future: Tracing 'the Integrated Artwork' in Modern Japan

  • Joseph Walsh Millette

    Walsh is an MA student interested in avenues of exchange between pre-modern China and Japan, especially as they touch on ideas of space, place, architecture, and the painting genre of jiehua.

  • Sehyun Oh
    Dissertation

    The Land Surveyors from the Outside: Documentation of Immigrants in an American Northwest Environment by Kyō Koike and Iwao Matsushita, c. 1920-1940

  • Misaki Sanui

    Misaki studies early modern Japanese art, with a particular focus on the various modes of production and reception of ceramics and other art objects within the material culture of chanoyu.

  • Yeongik Seo

    Yeongik studies early modern Japanese painting as an intermediary between medieval and modern art, and as a part of the broader context of East Asian art.

  • Kanako Tajima

    Kanako studies transnational artistic interaction between Japanese and American modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on the works of Japanese female artists who moved to the U.S. in the 1960s.

  • Valerie Zinner
    Dissertation

    Sumiyoshi Gukei and Early Modern Yamato-e