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
2008- Present —Professor, University of Kansas
1998-2008 —Associate Professor, University of Kansas
1992-1998 —Assistant Professor, University of Kansas
1991 —Lecturer, University of Southern California
Xuanhe Catalogue of Paintings: An Annotated Translation with an Introduction, Cornell East Asian Series, 2019.
“Letters as Calligraphy Exemplars: The Long and Eventful Life of the Imperial Commissioner Liu Letter by Yan Zhenqing (709-785),” in A History of Chinese Letters and Epistolary Culture. Edited by Antje Richter. Leiden: Brill, 2015, pp. 53-96.
“Brushwork and Beyond: The Study of Chinese Calligraphy in America and Europe,” in Proceedings from the 2014 College Art Association Distinguished Scholar Session in Honor of Wen C. Fong, Princeton: P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, 2015, pp. 43–62.
“Calligraphy.” In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Chinese Studies. Edited by Tim Wright. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. www.oxfordbibliographies.com
“Patronage of Buddhist Buildings and Sovereignty in Medieval China: Four Cases from the Northern Wei Dynasty.” In Stifter und Mäzene und ihre Rolle in der Religion: Von Königen, Mönchen, Vordenkern und Laien in Indien, China und anderen Kulturen. Edited by Barbara Schuler. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2013, pp. 19-42.
“Looking at Chinese Calligraphy: The Anxiety of Anonymity and Calligraphy from the Periphery.” In Looking at Asian Art. Edited by Katherine R. Tsiang and Martin J. Powers. Chicago: The Center for the Art of East Asia, Department of Art History, University of Chicago, 2012, pp. 53-74.
"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.
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.