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Publications

Books

Lens onto the World: Optical Devices, Art, Science, and Society in China (under advance contract with University of Washington Press)

Imperial Illusions: Crossing Pictorial Boundaries in the Qing Palaces (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015)

The first full-length study on monumental illusionistic paintings created collaboratively by European and Chinese painters for the Qianlong emperor (r. 1736-1799), such as those in his Retirement Studio.

Peer-reviewed Articles and Chapters

“From Science to Art: Linear Perspective in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Art,” in Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between China and the West, eds. Petra ten-Doesschate Chu and Ding Ning (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2015), 173-189.

“Peepboxes, Society, and Visuality in Early Modern China,” Art History 38:4 (September 2015), 762-777.

“Chinese Occidenterie: the Diversity of ‘Western’ Objects in Eighteenth-Century China,” Eighteenth-Century Studies 47:2 (January 2014), 117-35.

“Staging Europe: Theatricality and Painting at the Chinese Imperial Court,” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 42 (2012), 81-102.

“One or Two, Repictured,” Archives of Asian Art 62 (2012), 25-46.

Other Articles and Chapters

“通景画与郎世宁遗产 (Scenic Illusions and the Legacy of Giuseppe Castiglione),” Palace Museum Journal 故宫博物院院刊 161 (2012 no. 3), 77-88.

“Heads of State: Looting, Nationalism and Repatriation of the Zodiac Bronzes,”in Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals ed. Susan Delson (New York: Prestel, 2011), 162-83.

“Contemplating Eternity: An Illusionistic Portrait of the Qianlong Emperor’s Heir,”Orientations 42:4 (May 2011), 73-79.

Forthcoming Articles and Chapters

“Bringing Art to Life: Giuseppe Castiglione and Scenic Illusion Painting,” forthcoming October 2015 in Portrayals from a Brush Divine: A Special Exhibition on the Tricentennial of Giuseppe Castiglione’s Arrival in China (National Palace Museum, Taiwan)

“The Art of Ethnicity and Empire: Jesuit Art in China During the Papacy of Benedict XIV,” forthcoming autumn 2015 in Benedict XIV and the Enlightenment: Art, Science, and Spirituality, eds. Rebecca Messbarger, Philip  Gavitt, and Christopher M.S. Johns (Toronto: University of Toronto Press). (peer-reviewed)

“Huang Yong Ping: Zoomorphic Ambiguity in Contemporary Art,” forthcoming spring 2016 in The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art, eds. Jerome Silbergeld and Eugene Wang (University of Hawai’i Press). (peer-reviewed)

“The One and the Many: Exploring Qianlong’s Repeated Inscriptions on Art,” forthcoming February 2016 in conference proceedings for Moving Signs and Shifting Discourses, Freie Universität, Berlin