MEET THE CURATORS

Chicago Day At Worlds Fair Columbian Exposition 1893, with more than 700,000 fair visitors.in attendance.
Source: Huffington Post

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CATHERINE

YEH

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Project Curator of

"Asia at the World's Fairs"

Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, Boston University 

CATHERINE YEH

EDUCATION 

PhD, Harvard University 

MA, Harvard University

BA, University of California, Santa Cruz

EMAIL 

yeh@bu.edu

Catherine Vance Yeh is Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Transcultural Studies at Boston University. Her research interests include 19th and 20th century Chinese literary, media, and visual culture. Her work has focused on the social and political implications of Chinese entertainment culture and literature, and its impact on social change in late imperial and Republican era China. 

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JANET

LIU

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JANET LIU

Co-Curator and Website Designer of

"Asia at the World's Fairs" 
 

Janet graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in a double major of Art History and Psychology. She has previously

interned for the Chinese contemporary artist, Xu Bing in his studio in Beijing and for the Curator of Chinese Art, Dr. Nancy Berliner at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She is deeply interested in learning about the moment of contact between cultures, particularly in the East-West dichotomy, as well as exploring the space where art, history, education and technology crossover and meet.

EDUCATION 

BA, Boston University

 

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Co-Curator of "Asia at the World's Fairs"

Associate Professor of

Japanese Art and Architecture

 

ALICE Y. TSENG

EDUCATION 

PhD, Harvard University 

MA, Harvard University

BA, Columbia University 

 

Dr. Alice Y. Tseng specializes in the art and architecture of Japan, with particular focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. Her research interests are the history of institutional buildings, collections, exhibitions; transnational and transcultural connections between Japan and Euro-America; and the role of the visual arts in cultural transformation, invention, and revival.

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ALICE Y.

TSENG

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ROBERT
MUROWCHICK

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Co-Curator of "Asia at the World's Fairs"

Associate Director of Boston University's
Center for the Study of Asia

ROBERT MUROWCHICK

EDUCATION 

PhD, Harvard University 

MA, Harvard University

BA, Yale University 

 

Associate Director,

BU Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA)
Director, 
AsianArc: The Asian Cultural Heritage Research Initiative (formerly the International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History, or ICEAACH)
Adjunct Associate Professor of Archaeology

 

Dr. Robert Murowchick’s principal research interests include the development of early metallurgy in China and Southeast Asia, archaeological remote sensing (particularly the use of aerial and satellite imagery), and the relationship among politics, nationalism, and archaeological research.

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WEN-HAO TIEN

Co-Curator of "Asia at the World's Fairs"

Assistant Director of Boston University's

Center for the Study of Asia

EDUCATION 

MPH in Health Policy Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

BS, Tunghai University,Taichung, Taiwan 

 

Wen-hao Tien is the Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Asia, and the Division of the Regional Studies of the BU's Pardee School of Global Studies. She works with the Director of the Center for the Study of Asia as well as the Chair for the Council of Directors of the Division of Regional Studies to build a strong interdisciplinary regional studies community at BU.  

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WEN-HAO

TIEN

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XIAOYI PENG

Curatorial Assistant of

"Asia at the World's Fairs"

EDUCATION 

BA, Boston University

 

Xiaoyi received her B.A. in Art History from Boston University and had internship experiences in both China and the U.S. in various positions in museums and galleries. She is currently an M.A. candidate in the Regional Studies East Asia program at Harvard University with a research focus on Japan. She is interested in exploring themes such as identity and modernization through Japanese art and architecture.   

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XIAOYI

PENG

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YANXIN

LU

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YANXIN LU

Curatorial Assistant of

"Asia at the World's Fairs"

EDUCATION 

BA, Boston University

 

Yanxin Lu graduated from Boston University with a major in Communication,  and a CAS concentration on Chinese Culture and Literature. She has previously worked for CCTV, the predominated state television broadcaster in China, Omnicom media group, and Tencent Technology to continue her interest in both traditional and digital media. She aspires to innovate the use of digital media to change the landscape of education and non-profit organizations. By applying a variety of visual content and interactive elements, she hopes to use digital media to build further connection with the public, and engage them in the study of Asian culture.

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YIRAN WENG

Research Assistant of

"Asia at the World's Fairs"

EDUCATION 

BA, Boston University

 

Yiran Weng received her B.A. degrees in Comparative Literature and Russian Language & Literature with a minor in Visual Arts at Boston University. Her interest lies in the cultural phenomenon of the emergence of modernity in Russian and Eastern Asia. As a graphic designer, her works majorly focus on combining traditional Eastern Asian art with contemporary abstract graphic style.

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YIRAN

WENG

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