- 1989 Ph.D. in Art History, University of Chicago
1982 M.A. in Art History, University of Washington
1978 B.A. in Art History, University of Oregon
- Professional Experience
- 2008- present University of Kansas, Professor
1998-2008 University of Kansas, Associate Professor
1992-98 University of Kansas, Assistant Professor
1991 University of Southern California, Lecturer
- National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship. Topic: "Lives of the Imperial Painters: Chinese Biographies in Translation," a translation of the 12th-century Catalogue of the Imperial Painting Collection in the Proclaiming Harmony Era.
- Selected Publications
- "The Ending of the Law and the Hope of Salvation: Some 6th Century Chinese Buddhist Sculptures in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art," Orientations 39, no.8 (Nov/Dec 2008): 80-84 [PDF article]
"Ways of Reading and Writing in Medieval Chinese Relief Shrines: Examples from Guyang Grotto, Longmen," Zurich Studies in the History of Art 13/14 (2006-07): 186-205 [PDF article]
- Donors of Longmen: Faith, Politics, and Patronage in Medieval Chinese Buddhist Sculpture. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2007.
"The Relief Sculptures in the Binyang Central Grotto at Longmen and the 'Problem' of Pictorial Stones," in Between Han and Tang: Visual and Material Culture in a Transformative Period, ed. Wu Hung, Beijing: Wenwu Press, 2003, 157-89
"Buddhist Literati and Literary Monks: Social and Religious Elements in the Critical Reception of Zhang Jizhi's Calligraphy," in Cultural Intersections in Later Chinese Buddhism, ed. Marsha Weidner, Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2001, pp. 73-86 [PDF article]
"On the Tang-dynasty Patronage of Nuns at the Wanfo Grotto, Longmen," Artibus Asiae LIX, 3/4 (2000):161- 188.
The Upright Brush: Yan Zhenqing's Calligraphy and Song Literati Politics. Honolulu, University of Hawai'i Press, 1998.