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Bruno Genito
Chair of Iranian Art and Archaeology
Department: Asia, Africa and Mediterraneo
Università degli Studi di Napoli, L'Orientale, Italy

Chen Aifeng

Ching Chao-jung
Postdoctorante, CRCAO
Adjunct Research Fellow, Center for Research on Ancient Chinese History,
Peking University (Visiting researcher, Ryukoku University)

Clarissa von Spee
Clarissa von Spee is a Curator of the Chinese and Central Asian Collections at the British Museum. She received her Ph.D. from Heidelberg University. Dr. von Spee studied East Asian Art History, Sinology, and European Art History in Heidelberg, Paris and Taipei. Before she joined the British Museum in 2008, she was Assistant Professor for East Asian Art History at Heidelberg University and Research Assistant at the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne, after having served as cataloguer of Chinese works of art at the auction house LEMPERTZ.
Her publications include Wu Hufan – A Twentieth Century Connoisseur in Shanghai (2008); The Perfect Brush. Chinese Painting 1300-1900 (2010); the exhibition catalogues, The Printed Image in China from the 8th to the 21st Centuries (London 2010) and Modern Chinese Ink Paintings. A Century of New Directions (London 2012).; and collaboration in the catalogue Dunhuang. Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road, New York: China Institute in America 2013.

David Ake Sensabaugh
The Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator of Asian Art and head of the Department of Asian Art at the Yale University Art Gallery, received his master’s and doctoral degrees in Chinese and Japanese art and archaeology from Princeton University and his bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University. His research interests are in Chinese painting of the 14th and 15th centuries, Chinese pictorial art of the Han and Southern and Northern dynasties, and Chinese gardens. His most recent essays include “Fashioning Identities in Yuan-Dynasty Painting: Images of the Men of Culture” (2009), in Ars Orientalis, “The Lion Grove in Space and Time,” published in Bridges to Heaven: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Wen C. Fong (2011), and “The Afterlife of Yang Sheng” (2014) in Kaikodo Journal.

Eugene Y. Wang
He is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University. His extensive publications cover a full range of Chinese art history from the early funerary art to modern and contemporary art and cinema. He has received Guggenheim, Getty, and ACLS Ryskamp Fellowships. His book Shaping the Lotus Sutra: Buddhist Visual Culture in Medieval China garnered the Academic Achievement Award (2006) from Japan. He is the art history editor of the Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2004). He has served on the advisory board of the Center for Advanced Study of Visual Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Getty Foundation, the Li Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation, and the editorial board of The Art Bulletin. His current research encompasses issues of art without spectators, visual programming, material forms of intelligence, and inter-subjectivity effects.

Fletcher Coleman
PhD (candidate), Harvard University

Guo Hong

Ichiro Sato
Professor, Tokyo University of Art
Professor, Kanazawa College of Art

J. Keith Wilson
J. Keith Wilson received his BA in Chinese Studies from Williams College, and completed his PhD coursework at Princeton University after receiving MAs in Chinese art and archaeology from both the University of Michigan and Princeton. He was also a Research Fellow at the Institute of East Asian Studies at Tokyo University. After serving as a Mellon Fellow at the Metropolitan, he was appointed curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art and, later, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; he joined the Freer|Sackler in 2006.
Although his primary field of expertise continues to be Chinese antiquities, he has researched and published broadly on a range of East Asian art historical topics including Korean and Japanese art. In addition to reinstalling the Chinese galleries in the Freer he was co-organizer of Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan (2011) and co-curator of Goryeo Buddhist Paintings: A Closer Look (2012), both at the Sackler.

Jia Yingyi

Jian Zhidong

Klaas Ruitenbeek
Studied Chinese literature and history in Leiden, The Netherlands, and Beijing, China, 1970-80.
Was curator of East Asian Art at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1985-94.
Was chief curator of East Asian Art at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, 1996-2009.
Since January 2010: Director of the Asian Art Museum, National Museums in Berlin. Involved in the planning of the Humboldt Forum, Berlin’s new museum of Asian, African, American and Oceanic Art and Culture, to be opened 2019.
Main publications:
Carpentry and Building in Late Imperial China. A Study of the Fifteenth-Century Carpenter's Manual Lu Ban jing. Leiden, 1993.
Discarding the Brush. Gao Qipei (1660-1734) and the art of Chinese finger painting. Exhibition catalogue. Amsterdam, 1992
Chinese Shadows: Stone reliefs, rubbings, and related works of art from the Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) in the Royal Ontario Museum. Exhibition catalogue. ROM, Toronto, 2002, 92 pp.
“The Northwestern Style of Eastern Han Pictorial Stone Engraving: The Tomb of Zuo Biao and Other Eastern Han Tombs near Lishi, Shanxi Province”, in Cary Y. Liu, Michael Loewe et al., Rethinking Recarving: Ideals, Practices, and Problems of the “Wu Family Shrines” and Han China. Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum, 2008, pp. 132-159.

Li Xingming

Lilla Russell-Smith
Born 22.12.1966 in Budapest, Hungary
1985-1988 Lorand Eotvos University of Humanities, Budapest: History, Art History, Chinese language
1989-1992 School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London: Chinese language and Art and Archaeology (BA)
1993-2000 School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London: PhD in Asian Art History (Dissertation: Uygur influence on Dunhuang art: Regional art centres on the northern Silk Road)
2001-2002 Special curatorial assistant, British Museum London (Digitisation of the Dunhuang paintings in the Stein Collection – Mellon Digitisation Project Phase 1)
2003-2006 Lecturer in London (Silk Road arts, Chinese art); Catalogued the photographs of Aurel Stein in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; Published dissertation as Uygur Patronage in Dunhuang: Regional Art Centres on the Northern Silk Road Brill: Leiden, 2005.
2006-2015 Co-editor of Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology
Since 2007 Curator of Central Asian Art in the Asian Art Museum, National Museums in Berlin.

Liu Tao

Luo Shi Ping

Mao Jianbo

Masaru INOUE
Associate Professor, Akita University of Arts

Miao Lihui

Miyamoto Michio
Professor, Kyoto City University of Arts

Nobuyoshi YAMABE

Ogihara Hirotoshi
Associate Professor, Hakubi Center, Kyoto University

Satomi Hiyama
MA in Tokyo University in 2009; Research Fellow of Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / Asian Art Museum, State Museums of Berlin in 2010-2012; Bijutsushi Article Prize by Japan Art History Society in May 2011; Visiting scholar at Peking University in August to December 2012; Ph. D scholarship by Gerda Henkel Stiftung in Asian Art Museum, State Museums of Berlin in 2013-2014; Visiting scholar at State University of St. Petersburg / State Hermitage Museum in September 2013; Ph. D in Freie Universitt Berlin in July 2014; Postdoc Research Fellow of Ludwig-Maiximilians-Universitt Mnchen in January to June 2015; Postdoc Research Fellow of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / Asian Art Museum, State Museums of Berlin in July to December 2015.

Shen Chun

Shi Xiaoming

Su Yumin

Wang Jianlin

Wang Lidan

Wang Xiongfei

Wang Yingsheng

Wang Zan

Wen-Ling Chang

Xu Yongming

Yang Bo

Ye Mei

Yin Xiaobin

Yu Gan

Zhang Ping

Zhang Qiao

Zhang Zong

Zhao Li

Zhao Liya