College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Tina Zhen Zhang
Chinese art history
Tina Zhen Zhang is a first-year Ph.D. student specializing in Chinese art history. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Southeast University (Nanjing, China) and a second M.A. from the University of Iowa. Her MA qualifying paper, “Reconstructing Southern Song Art History in the Qing Dynasty: Li E and his Catalog of Southern Song Academy Painting,” is a case study on the historical art catalog Nansong yuanhua lu and critically examines the reception history of Southern Song academy painting (from around the 12th to 13th century) in the 18th century. Her research interests include but are not limited to Ming-Qing art, pre-modern art theory and painting catalogs.