College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Amy Shumei Huang specializes in Chinese art with a focus on paintings, prints, and collecting practices of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. She received her PhD from Brown University. Huang also holds an MA in art history from Boston University, MA in museum studies from University College London, and BBA in Management Information Systems from National Cheng-chi University (Taipei). Her research has been supported by the Henry Luce Foundation and she was Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2016/17. She has published articles in journals in the US, China, and Taiwan—including the Journal of the American Oriental Society, Arts of Asia, National Palace Museum Bulletin, and National Palace Museum Quarterly.
Before joining the University of Iowa, Huang has taught at Boston University, Connecticut College, and Brown University. She offers introductory classes in Asian art and Chinese art, as well as seminars on East Asian paintings and prints, landscape art, and gardens. Amy Huang is currently working on a book-length project on 17th-century landscape images of Nanjing, which explores the issues of site-specificity, representation of time, and portrayal of historic sites as visual mode of memory.