Gregory and Maria Henderson Curatorial Fellow in East Asian Art
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Ph.D., Cornell University
M.A., Cornell University
B.A., East China Normal University
Yuhua Ding works closely with Sarah Laursen, the Alan J. Dworsky Associate Curator of Chinese Art, in conducting object-based and archival research and scholarship on the East Asian collections of the Harvard Art Museums. Her research focuses on East Asian art with a special focus on the history and patterns of collecting in China and on Chinese pictorial art from the Ming period to the mid-20th century. Before joining the Harvard Art Museums, Yuhua worked in the Asian art division at Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and before that in the curatorial research department at Liu Haisu Art Museum in Shanghai. Major exhibitions she organized at the Johnson Museum include Debating Art: Chinese Intellectuals at the Crossroads (2018) and Tradition, Transmission, and Transformation in East Asian Art (2016).
“From Merchant to Elite Artist and Collector: Yan Xinhou, His Family, and A Collection’s Journey to the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art,” Journal of the History of Collections, 2021, fhab008, https://doi.org/10.1093/jhc/fhab008
“Wanqing shangye sheyingshi Li Fang he ta jingtouxia de jishi” (The Late Qing Commercial Photographer Lai Fong and His Documentary Photography), Yishu shoucang yu jianchang (Art Collection and Appreciation), Changsha: Hunan meishu chubanshe, 15 (2020), 4-23.
“Mantan ‘liangyou’ huabao zhongde minguo meishujie” (Discovering Art Circles of the Early Republic of China from the Pictorial Magazine ‘The Young Companion’), in Liu Haisu Art Museum ed., Yishu xuanyan—yi minguo yanghuajie (Art Manifesto: Western Style Painting in the Republic of China), 164-173, Shanghai: Shanghai meishu chubanshe, 2008; also selected in Zhao Li ed., Zhongguo youhua wubainian (500 Years of Chinese Oil Painting II), 1135-1142. Changsha: Hunan meishu chubanshe, 2014.