Ying Zhu

MA/PhD Student
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Zhu Ying is a MA/ PhD student in the East Asian art history program in the University of Kansas. Her main research interest is Chinese paintings in the Ming dynasty, especially artists from the Suzhou area. Before she came to KU, she got a MA degree from East China Normal University. She worked in the Suzhou Museum (Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China) as a Director of Education, which gave her a solid background in both Chinese art and museum education. She is also a pilot and has had significant experience designing education programs. She has published several articles and participated in national research programs for museum education programs in China. Selected publications include: "Museum Education: Space in the Learning Progress —The School Tour and the Teachers’ Training programs in Peabody Essex Museum,” in Art Education with the Big Data Era, ed. Qian Chuxi, Shanghai: Shanghai Jiaoyu Chubanshe, 2017, 172-89; “Museum Educations to Enhance the Experience of the Exhibitions,” in Excellent Museum Exhibition Analysis 2013, Nanjing: Yi Lin Press, 2015, 184-88.

She has taken part in the International Visitor Leadership Program (2011), Next Gen 2015 (2015), and was a visiting scholar at the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, U.S.A) for exhibition and education projects of Chinese art. She was also the recipient of a fellowship from the J.S. Lee foundation.

Field of Study

Chinese Paintings/Museum Education


MA University of Kansas (Spring 2017-present)
MA East China Normal University (2004-2007)
BA East China Normal University (2000-2004)


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