Xin Wu

A&AH Welcomes Art Historian Xin Wu


The Art & Art History Department welcomes Xin Wu as the new Professor of East Asian Art History.
Her current research interest focuses on representation of nature in gardens, paintings, and woodblock prints, and reciprocity between landscape, pedagogy, and history in Chinese neo-Confucian academies, as well as encounter between East Asia and the West. In recent years, she has been involved in long-term collaborative international research projects, and hosted two influential academic columns in China. From 2002-2009, she was the Coordinator of Asian Program and the founding curator of Contemporary Landscape Design Collection at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks research center (Washington, DC).

Her book publications include: Blackwell Companion to Chinese Art (forthcoming), Interlacing Words and Things: Bridging the Nature-Culture Opposition in Gardens and Landscape (forthcoming), The Re-Invention of Public Environmental Art, Patricia Johanson 1958–2010 (forthcoming), Reconstruction of Modernity: Patricia Johanson’s House & Garden Commission (2008) and Contemporary Garden Aesthetics, Creations and Interpretations (2007). She also published in academic journals, such as Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes (UK/USA), Die Gartenkunst (Germany) and Feng jing yuan lin (China).