Chinghsin Wu
Postdoc, George Washington University

Art History PhD, 2010

Chinghsin Wu (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) is the Phillips Collection-George Washington University Postdoctoral Fellow for 2015-2016. She specializes in the art of East Asia, with a specific focus on visual encounters and exchanges between East and West as well as transnational art movements within Asia. During her fellowship, she plans to finish her book manuscript, which focuses on a Japanese avant-garde painter, Koga Harue (1895-1933), and uses his art and writings as a lens to investigate the reception of Western avant-garde movements such as Cubism, Expressionism, and Surrealism in Japan. She will also begin her next research project, which will examine how the dissemination of the “Japanese experience” of the avant-garde to other parts of Asia under Japan’s colonial domination helped to formulate ideas of modernism in 1930s and 1940s East Asia. In Spring 2016, she will teach a course on “Art in Modern East Asia,” which examines the crucial transformations and developments in the art of modern Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan.