Gail Chin
Associate Professor, University of Regina

Art History PhD, 1995

Gail Chin received her PhD from UCLA in 1995, focusing her dissertation on paintings of the descent of the Buddha at the point of death (raigôzu). Presently, she is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. She specializes in Japanese painting of the Heian and Kamakura periods (11th-13th centuries) with particular interest in the arts of Pure Land Buddhism. Current interests include Japanese representations of the body with reference to the “Notes on Illness” (Yamai no sôshi) and images of the nine stages of the decay of the female body (kusôzu). She is also interested in Asian Canadian art and history and contemporary Japanese art.