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Ryang named new director of Chao Center for Asian Studies
Noted social anthropologist Sonia Ryang has been appointed the new director of the T.T. and W.F. Chao Center for Asian Studies in the School of Humanities. Hired after an international search, Ryang will also serve as the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian Studies. The appointments are effective July 1.  »

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Yusuki Asai
Current Exhibition
Yusuke Asai: yamatane
October 2 - November 23, 2014
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SusanDr. Shih-shan Susan Huang
Shih-shan Susan Huang's book, Picturing the True Form: Daoist Visual Culture in Traditional China (Harvard University Asia Center, 2012), which is currently out of print, will be available in paperback edition in Spring 2015. Huang received the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Scholar Grant and the Rice Humanities Research Center Teaching Release fellowship in 2014-2015 to work on her book, First Impressions: Chinese Religious Woodcuts, 850-1450. This fall she will present her new researches at two international conferences: the Song Painting conference organized by the Zhejiang University Museum, and the Art, Archaeology and History conference co-organized by Fudan University and the Shaanxi Historical Museum. Huang's recent articles examine Daoist visual culture and Xi Xia Buddhist printed frontispieces; they appear in Palace Museum Research Quarterly, Zhejiang University Journal of Art and Archaeology, and edited volumes published by Rock Publishing (Taipei) and Brill (Leiden). »