Associate Professor of Art and Art History

(812) 866-6877

wuju@hanover.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations

Eastern Art History, Art of China, Arts of the Silk Road

Publications

“Tombs of Xianbei conquerors and Central Asians in sixth century CE northern China: a globalizing perspective” in the East Asia section of The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization, ed. by Hodos, Tamar (London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017), 488-502.

“Contact and Exchange in Northern China: A Case Study on the Tomb of a Zoroastrian-Sogdian, Kang Ye (512-571 CE).” Asian Archaeology 3 (2015): 107-128.

“Gender Role Played in Mortuary Display: A Case Study of the Late Neolithic Cemetery at Dadianzi,
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region),”in Gender and Chinese Archaeology, edited by Katheryn M. Linduff and Yan Sun, Aurora Center for the Study of Ancient Civilizations (Beijing University, Beijing: Science Press 2006), 33-72.

Linduff, Katheryn M. and Mandy Jui-man Wu. “The Construction of Identity: Remaining Sogdian in Eastern Asia in the 6th Century,” In Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual UCLA IndoEuropean Conference October 27 - 28, 2005, Journal of Indo-European Studies, Monograph Series No. 52, Karlene Jones-Bley, Martin E. Huld, Angela Della Volpe, & Miriam Robbins
Dexter (eds.) (Institute for the Study of Man, Washington, D. C., 2006), 219-246.

“Exotic Goods as Mortuary Display in Sui Dynasty Tombs--A Case Study of Li Jingxun’s Tomb,” in Silk
Road Exchange in China, Sino-Platonic Papers, ed. by Katheryn M. Linduff, Number 142, July (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004), 49-64.

“The Late Neolithic Cemetery at Dadianzi, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region,” in Gender and Chinese
Archaeology, edited by Katheryn M. Linduff and Yan Sun (Walnut Creek: Altamira Press, 2004), 47-91.

Book Project

Empowered Mortuary Art in the Tombs of the Northern Zhou China (557-581 CE): Materialization of Identity, Class, and Power (In preparation)

Conference & Workshop Organized

Association for Asian Studies, Denver, Colorado, March 21-24, 2019
Panel Title (co-organized with Dr. Xiaolong Wu): How do artifacts aid cross-cultural contact
between China and its neighbors?
Workshop, Oct 28-29, 2011, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
“Legitimating Power and Constructing Identity: Cultural Crossovers in Mortuary Art in Sixth
Century Northern China”
70th Association of Asian Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2011
“Tombs of Xianbei conquerors and Central Asians in sixth century CE northern China: a globalizing perspective” in the East Asia section of The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization, ed. by Hodos, Tamar (London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017), 488- 502.
Empowered Mortuary Art in the Tombs of the Northern Zhou China (557-581 CE): Materialization of Identity, Class, and Power (In preparation)
Panel Title: Political Culture, Identity, and Legitimacy during the Northern Dynasties, Sui and Tang

Invited Talks

International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History, Boston University
“Sogdian Funerary Art in 6th Century China: Politics, Religion, and Transculturation along the Silk Road”, March 29, 2012
Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
“Decoding Sogdian Funerary Art in China: Politics, Religion, and Transculturation in the Sixth Century” Feb. 2, 2012

Conference Presentations

Annual Meeting of Early Medieval China Group, Harvard University, March 19, 2020
“A Brahmin in Northern Zhou China: A Study of the Tomb of Li Dan (506-564 CE)” Association for Asian Studies, Denver, Colorado, March 21-24, 2019
“Cross-Cultural Contact and Agency: The Brahmin Tomb of Li Dan (506-564 CE) in Xi’an, China”
Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought, Indiana University, April 21-22, 2017
“Construction of Chineseness under the Xianbei-Northern Zhou (557-581 CE): An Archaeological Perspective”
Society of East Asian Archaeology, Cambridge and Boston, MA, June 8-12, 2016 “Loyalty or Betrayal: The Northern Zhou tomb of Wang Deheng (547-576)”
American Oriental Society, Boston, MA, March 2016
“Visualizing military power: The tombs of the Northern Zhou imperial family and generals”
Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, April 2015
“Contact and Exchange in Northern China: A Case Study on the Tomb of a Zoroastrian-Sogdian,
Kang Ye (512-571 CE).”
Modern Chinese Art Workshop, organized by Professor Eugene Wang, Harvard-Yenching Institute,
Spring 2012
“Self-Portraits of Chang Dai-chian (Zhang Daqian) in 1930s-1950s: Self-Promotion and New
Technology.” March 2012 Association for Asian Studies, Toronto, 2012
China’s Periphery and Beyond: Perspectives from Art and Archaeology, University of Pittsburgh, 2011 “Constructed Identities and Legitimacy Authority: Mortuary Display in the Imperial Tombs of
Northern Zhou.” May 6 – 7, 2011
Southeast Early China Roundtable, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2011
“Visualization of Class, Role, and Cultural Identity: The Warrior Class under the Northern Zhou.” April 2, 2011
Association for Asian Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2011
“Sociopolitical Network and Legitimated Power: Sogdian Merchants and Their Xianbei Rulers in
Mid-Six Century China.” April 1, 2011
Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA), Ohio State University, 2010
“Class, Role and Identity: Mortuary Art in Sogdian Tombs in Sixth-Century China.” October 1, 2010.
New York Conference on Asian Studies 2008, Hamilton College, NY, 2008
“Cultural Crossovers in Mortuary Art during the Sixth Century in China.” September, 2008. Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA), Manila, Philippines, 2006
“Militarized Society of the Northern Zhou under the Xianbei Rulers: An Archaeological Perspective.” March, 2012
Katheryn M. Linduff/Jui-Man Wu, “Identity or Manipulation: Archaeological Perspectives on the Sogdians in China.” March 20-26, 2006.
Institute for the History of Material Culture of Russian Academy of Sciences, 2004
Katheryn M. Linduff/ Jui-Man Wu, “The Construction of Identity: Sogdians in China.” Nov. 2-5,
2004.
Princeton Graduate Student Symposium, Princeton University, 2004
“Exotics and Ethnicity: A Case Study of Li Jingxun’s Family in China (6th-7th Century A.D.).” May 1, 2004.
Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, CA, 2004
“Exotic Goods as Mortuary Display in Sui Dynasty Tombs--A Case Study of Li Jingxun’s Tomb.” March 4, 2004.
Midwest Art History Society, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003
“The Evolution of Chang Dai-chien’s Self-Portraits.” April, 2003.

Fellowships/Grants
2018-19 FDC Major Grant, Hanover College
2017-18 FDC Minor Grant, Hanover College
2016-17 FDC Major Grant, Hanover College
2015-16 FDC Minor Grant, Hanover College
2013-14 FDC Major and Minor Grants, Hanover College
2011-2012 An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University 2008-09 China Times Cultural Foundation Young Scholar Award
Dissertation fellowship
2008 A&S-PBC and Alumni Travel Fellowship
Travel grant
2008 China Council Graduate Student Research Conference Participation Grant, Asian
Program, University of Pittsburgh
Travel grant
2007-08 Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh
Dissertation fellowship
2006-07 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
Dissertation fellowship
2006 Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies
Dissertation - Travel grant
2003-06 University of Pittsburgh, Department of the History of Art and Architecture
Teaching Fellowship
2004 University of Pittsburgh, China Council Graduate Student, Asian Studies Program
Studies
Pre-Dissertation Fellowship
2004 University of Pittsburgh, Friends of Frick Fine Arts Travel Grant, Department of the History
of Art and Architecture
Pre-Dissertation Fellowship
2004 University of Pittsburgh, Department of the History of Art and Architecture
Jim Wilkinson Travel Grant
2004 University of Pittsburgh, Travel Grants from Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Organization
Travel Grant
2004 University of Pittsburgh, China Council Graduate Student Research Conference Participation
Grant, Asian Studies Program
Travel Grant
2001-03 Teaching Assistantship, University of Pittsburgh, Department of the History of Art and
Architecture

Mandy Wu