Dr. Hsueh-man Shen is associate professor: Ehrenkranz chair in world art at Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She researches and teaches the art and material culture of premodern China. Prior to joining the faculty of IFA at NYU, she taught at the University of Edinburgh and was senior curator of the Chinese collections at the National Museums Scotland,
and Foster Foundation associate curator of Chinese art at the Seattle Art Museum. She co-organized the recent “Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road,” 2016 at the Getty Center. In 2006 she curated the landmark exhibition at Asia Society, “Gilded Splendor: Treasures of China’s Liao Empire (907-1125),” which subsequently travelled to Germany and Switzerland. Among her most recent publications are Authentic Replicas: Buddhist Art in Medieval China (University of Hawai’i Press, forthcoming); and a book-manuscript tentatively entitled Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Contesting Fields of Art, Archaeology, and Politics. She also co-organizes international conferences, including “Thoughts and Things in China: Significant Issues in the Field of Chinese Art and Archaeology in Honour of Professor Dame Jessica Rawson” at the British Museum in 2013. From 2010 to 2012 she was co-principal investigator of a collaborative project
for the study of the Buddhist cave-temples in Sichuan. Dr. Shen received her PhD from University of Oxford and MA and BA from National Taiwan University.