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Dr. Yanfei Zhu

Title: Acting Associate Department Head
Phone: 706-867-2818

Office: Hansford Hall, 219, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Chinese painting, Art History, Visual Studies, East Asian Studies, East Asian art and culture


Dr. Zhu enjoys writing and teaching about art and culture. His research traces the history of modern Chinese painting in a global context. He has taught at Washington University in St Louis and The University of Chicago before coming to UNG.

Courses Taught

  • Art Appreciation
  • Introduction to Art History
  • Visual Literacy
  • Asian Art History
  • Chinese Art
  • Japanese Art
  • Korean Art


  • Ph.D., Art History, Ohio State University, 2013
  • M.A., Art History, Ohio State University, 2007
  • B.A., Museology, Fudan University (Shanghai, China), 2004


"Wang Shu." Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press, accessed January 15, 2015,

"Lee Insung, Liu Haisu, and Their Practices of Both Western-style Oil and Traditional Ink Painting in Modern China and Korea." NMK 2012 Museum Network Fellowship Research Papers, edited by Cultural Relations and Publicity Division, National Museum of Korea, 209-22. Seoul: National Museum of Korea, 2013.

"Shitao = Post-Impressionist School (?): Artistic and Intellectual Products of Modernism in Early Twentieth Century China." 2011 Peking University Art History International Graduate Conference Papers (2011 nian Beijing Daxue meishuxue boshisheng guoji xueshu luntan lunwenji), edited by Ding Ning and Li Song, 250-69. Xi’an: Shaanxi Normal University Press, 2012.

"Liu Haisu" (with Julia F. Andrews), "Luo Gongliu," "Scar (Wounded) Art," and "Sculpture and Public Art." Encyclopedia of Modern China, edited by David Pong, 513-15, 536-37, 333-35, and 345-48. Stamford: Gale Cengage Learning, 2009.

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