Chinghsin Wu

Chinghsin Wu

Assistant Professor of Art History
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
(856) 225-6176
Fine Arts Building, Rm. 228


Chinghsin Wu received her Ph.D. of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles. She specializes in Japanese and Chinese art with an emphasis on transnational and cross-cultural perspectives.

Her recent publications include,“Reality Within and Without: Surrealism in Japan and China in the Early 1930s,” in Review of Japanese Culture and Society (December 2014); “Transcending the Boundaries of the ‘isms’: Pursuing Modernity through the Machine in Japanese Avant-Garde Art,” in Rethinking Japanese Modernism (Leiden: Brill, 2012); “Icons, Power, and Artistic Practice in Colonial Taiwan: Tsai Yun-yan’s Buddha Hall and Boys’ Day,” Southeast Review of Asian Studies 33 (2011); and “Reflecting and Refracting Modernity: Images of the Modern Girl in 1920s and 1930s Japan,” in Japon Pluriel 8 (2011).

She has worked at the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, producing a “digital museum” project which used digitization technologies to create an interactive virtual exhibition on Buddhist iconography and philosophy entitled Convergence of Radiance—Tibeto-Chinese Buddhist Scripture Illustrations (2003). She has worked as a Curatorial Research Associate at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she helped curate a traveling exhibition, Japanese Masterpieces (2011), which sent approximately one hundred Japanese artworks to Japan.

She has helped produce exhibitions on East Asian art, including a recent major traveling exhibition, Modern Art at Official Exhibitions: Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Changchun (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, 2014). She has taught at Tufts University, Brown University, Brandeis University, George Washington University, and elsewhere. She was the Phillips Collection Postdoctoral Fellow for 2015-2016. She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Parallel Modernism: Koga Harue and Avant-garde Art in Modern Japan.