Yin Wu

Biography

Yin Wu is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. She specializes in Sino-Euro artistic exchange and visual culture in 17th and 18th century China. Her doctoral dissertation, “Transforming the West: Western Objects in the imperial court of the Qianlong emperor, 1735-1796,” explores the cross-cultural exchange of objects between China and the West at the Qianlong Emperor’s (r. 1735-1796) court in the 18th century. Her dissertation project investigates how Western objects were transformed into new visual and material forms and created new political and cultural meanings in the Qing empire.