Professor of Art and Art History

(812) 866-7341

wu@hanover.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations

eastern art history, art of China, art of Japan

Publications

Book
Material Culture, Power, and Identity in Ancient China. Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“Artisans, Artifacts, and Agency in Ancient China.” Archives of Asian Art. Forthcoming.
“Art and Archaeology of the Spring and Autumn Period,” in The Oxford Handbook of Ancient China, 7/6000-300 BCE, edited by Elizabeth Childs-Johnson. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
“Bird-pillar Basins and Cylindrical Vessels--Object Lineage in Ancient China,” in Memory and Agency in Ancient China, edited by Francis Allard and Yan Sun. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
“Cultural hybridity and social status: elite tombs on China’s Northern Frontier during the third century BC.” Antiquity 87 (2013): 121–136.
“Maoqinggou mudi suo tixian de nanxing ji nuxing shehui diwei: jicheng de haishi huoqu de,” in Xingbie yanjiu he Zhongguo kaoguxue (Gender and Chinese Archaeology), edited by K. M. Linduff and Yan Sun. Beijing: Science Press, 2006.
“How Inscriptions and Style Reflect Politics: the Bronzes of King Cuo.” Antiquity, vol. 78, no.301, (2004): 594-602.
“Exotica in the Funerary Debris in the State of Zhongshan: Migration, Trade, and Cultural Contact.” In Katheryn Linduff ed., Silk Road Exchange in China. Sino- Platonic Papers, no. 142 (July 2004): 6-16.
“Female and Male Status as Displayed at the Maoqinggou Cemetery: Ascribed or Achieved,” in Gender and Chinese Archaeology, edited by Katheryn M. Linduff and Yan Sun. Walnut Creek: Altamira Press, 2004.

Conference Presentations
“Artisans, Artifacts, and Agency in 5th-3rd Century BCE China” Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Denver, March 24, 2019
“Statecraft, Confucianism, and Zhongshan Bronze Inscriptions”
Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought, IU Bloomington, April 21, 2017
“A New View of Zhongshan Identity”
Society of East Asian Archaeology, Seventh Worldwide Conference, Harvard University and Boston University, Cambridge and Boston, June 12, 2016
“Cultural Hybridity and Social Status: Eastern Zhou Elite Tombs on China’s Northern Frontier”
East Asian Archaeology Seminar Series, Harvard University, Dec. 9, 2011
Invited discussant at a book workshop titled “Legitimating Power and Constructing Identity: Cultural Crossovers in Mortuary Art in Sixth Century Northern China” Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, Oct 28-9, 2011
“Cultural hybridity and social status on China’s northern frontier: Recently discovered Late Warring States period elite tombs at the site of Majiayuan, Gansu Province”
International Conference on “China’s Periphery and Beyond: Perspectives from Art and Archaeology,” Pittsburgh, May 6, 2011
“Agency and the Lineage History of Artifacts: the Bird-pillar Basin and Cylindrical Vessel in Ancient China”
Association for American Archaeology, St. Louis, April 15, 2010
“New Uses of Old Images: Artifacts from the Zhongshan State in Ancient China” Association for American Archaeology, Atlanta, April 23, 2009
“A Case Study of Regional Interaction in North China during the Eastern Zhou Period: Early Zhongshan Tombs”
Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, April 1, 2005
“Exotica in the State of Zhongshan: Migration, Trade, and Cultural Contact” Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, March 4, 2004
“Power and Order Seen on the Ground Plan of King Cuo’s Mausoleum” Midwest Art History Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 11, 2003
“The Fourteenth Year of King Cuo of the Zhongshan State: Inter-state Warfare and Artistic Styles in Provincial China”
Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art, National Gallery of Art & University of Maryland, April 5, 2003
“Female and Male Status as Displayed at the Maoqinggou Cemetery: Ascribed or Achieved”
Association for Asian Studies, Washington D.C., April 7, 2002

Invited Talks
“Material Culture, Power, and Identity in Ancient China” Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, June 2019
“Material Culture, Identity, and Statecraft in the State of Zhongshan, Warring States Period” Columbia University, April 19, 2019
“Chinese Art”
Jefferson County Public Library, Madison IN. December 13, 2018
“Chinese Art”
Indianapolis Museum of Art/Newfields, Indianapolis, IN. October 31, 2018
“Japanese Art”
Indianapolis Museum of Art/Newfields, Indianapolis, IN. October 31, 2018
“Arts of the Brush”
Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN. March 2, 2016
“Interpreting Cultural Exchange along China’s Northern Frontier in the Third Century BCE”
Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA, Feb. 26, 2015
“Majiayuan Cemetery and Cultural Hybridity during the Warring States Period”
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, April 2014

Fellowships and Awards
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, Junior Scholar Grant, 2009-2010 ($20,000)
Andrew Mellon Pre-dissertation Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2002 ($15,000)
Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies Travel Grant, 2002 ($10,000)
Friends of Frick Fine Arts Travel Grant, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, 2002 ($3,000)
Chancellor’s Fellowship for Chinese Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1998 ($13,000)
Liqing Fellowship, Beijing University, 1994

Fieldwork
Regional archaeological survey in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, Summer 2004 Chifeng International Collaborate Archaeological Research Project
(PI: K. M. Linduff, Gideon Shelach, Robert Drennan)
Regional archaeological survey in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia,Summer 1999 Chifeng International Collaborate Archaeological Research Project
(PI: K. M. Linduff, Gideon Shelach, Robert Drennan)
Archaeological excavation at Liulihe, Fangshan County, Beijing, Summer 1995 (PI: Sun Hua, Liu Xu)

Xiaolong Wu