Wu Hung, Ph.D.

Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Art History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations; Director, Center for the Art of East Asia; Consulting Curator, Smart Museum of Art
Cochrane Woods Art Center 274
Research Interests: Early Chinese art and relationships between visual forms (architecture, bronze vessels, pictorial carvings and murals, etc.) and ritual, social memory, and political discourses.


Professor Wu is also the Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia and a Consulting Curator for the Smart Museum of Art.

Selected Publications

Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Political Space (University of Chicago Press, 2005).

Body and Face in Chinese Visual Culture, edited by Wu Hung and Katherine R. Tsiang (Harvard University Press, 2005).

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Wu Hung and Christopher Phillips; with contributions by Melissa Chiu, Lisa Corrin, and Stephanie Smith, 2004.

Chinese Art at the Crossroads: Between Past and Future, Between East and West, edited by Wu Hung (London: Institute of International Visual Arts, 2001).

Monumentality in Early Chinese Art and Architecture (Stanford University Press, 1995).

The Double Screen: Medium and Representation in Chinese Painting (University of Chicago Press, 1996).


  • Art of Asia: China (Winter 2006)
  • Feminine Space in Chinese Art (Winter 2006)
  • Living Images in Chinese Art and Visual Culture (Spring 2006)
  • Rethinking Tombs (Spring 2005)