Assistant Professor of Chinese Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Art History Department. Among her research interests are Chinese archaeology, archaeology and religion, the kingdom of Chu, origins of Chinese writing, prehistoric rock art, East-West contacts, and the Jesuits in China. Her publications include The Garden of Perfect Clarity (exhibition catalogue edited with Marcia Reed; Getty Research Institute, forthcoming 2006); "Writing the Landscape: Petroglyphs of Inner Mongolia and Ningxia Province (China)" Colloquia Pontica (2005); "Beyond Shamanism: Landscape and Self-Expression in the Petroglyphs of Inner Mongolia and Ningxia" (China) Cambridge Journal of Archaeology (2004); "Review of the Cambridge History of Ancient China: from the Origins of Civilization to 221 B.C." (M. Loewe and E. Shaughnessy, eds.), American Antiquity (2000); "The Role of Writing in the Process of State Formation in Late Neolithic China," East and West 49/1-4 (1999); "China: History of Archaeology since 1950"; and Oxford Companion to Archaeology (Oxford University Press 1996).
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Published: Thursday, May 25, 2006