Chinghsin Wuchinghsin-wu
Assistant Professor of Art History

Fine Arts Building, Room 228
Office: (856) 225-6176
Fax: (856) 225-6330


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.