Where did the First Emperor’s Spirit go?

Harvard Professor Eugene Wang. 5pm.

Eugene Y Wang is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University.

His extensive publications cover a full range of Chinese art history from the early funerary art to modern and contemporary art and cinema. He has received Guggenheim, Getty, and ACLS Ryskamp Fellowships.

His book Shaping the Lotus Sutra: Buddhist Visual Culture in Medieval China garnered the Academic Achievement Award (2006) from Japan. Wang is the art history editor of theEncyclopedia of Buddhism (2004). He has served on the advisory board of the Center for Advanced Study of Visual Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. and the editorial board of The Art Bulletin.

Wang’s current research encompasses issues of art without spectators, visual programming (i.e.: how images add up), material forms of intelligence, and inter-subjectivity effects.