Current Graduate Students

  • Xiaohan Du

    On A Snowy Night: Yishan Yining (1247-1317) and the Development of Zen Calligraphy in Medieval Japan

  • 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.

  • Nina Horisaki-Christens

    VIDEO HIROBA: Contingent Publics and Video Communication, 1966-1985

  • Chen Jiang

    Chen focuses on the artistic interactions between Japan and China during the Meiji period. She is also interested in tourist photography, export art, and art exhibitions of modern Japan.

  • Hae Yeun Kim

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

  • Jeewon Kim

    Decolonizing the Brush: The Problematics of Ink and Color in Korean Painting, 1930s-1970s

  • Naomi Kuromiya

    Naomi studies modern Japanese art. She is particularly interested in postwar intersections of “avant-garde” and “tradition,” and artistic exchanges between Japan, the U.S., and France.

  • Meng-Hsuan Lee

    Meng studies Japanese colonial architecture and urbanism, particularly in Taiwan. He is also interested in global colonialisms, architectural preservation and urban memory, and historiography of architecture.

  • Sehyun Oh

    Sehyun studies modern and contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on postwar photography and film in Japan, focusing on the intersections of documentation, technology, and historiography.

  • 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.

  • Cathy Zhu

    Born in a Golden Light: Images or Omens and Imperial Ambition in the Southern Song

  • Valerie Zinner

    Sumiyoshi Gukei and Early Modern Yamato-e