Asian art

Mina Kim Named New Assistant Professor of Art History Foundations

Dr. Mina Kim has been appointed assistant professor of art history in art history foundations. Dr. Kim will teach foundations-level courses including art appreciation and survey of art history (from western and global/non-western perspectives) and will work with faculty to coordinate art history foundations curriculum development. She will begin her new position August 16, 2019.

Art Major Wins Asian Studies Essay Award

Rising senior Sarah Fields won The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences’ 2019 Asian Studies Essay Award for her research on the Italian Jesuit painter Giuseppe Castiglione who served as a court painter during the Qing dynasty in China in the 18th century. Fields researched and wrote the paper, titled “Lang Shining: The

Art History Graduate Student Researches Buddhist Caves On-Site

In June 2012, art history graduate student Meng Tong traveled to Dunhuang, China, to study the Mogao Caves, a Buddhist pilgrimage site on the Silk Road that dates from about 500 to about 1300. The site is being preserved and studied by researchers and scholars from all over the world. Tong wrote: “Of the 735