Meng Zhao

Research Interests 
Chinese art, visual art and aesthetic mentalities of Middle Period China (ca. 800-1400), the painting-spectatordom relationship, Chinese art historiography
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Short Bio 

Meng Zhao is a PhD student studying Chinese art with a particular focus on painting practice of Middle Period China (ca. 800-1400). Meng received her B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature at Fudan University and her M.A. in History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia at SOAS University of London. Her master’s dissertation addressed a dramaturgical schema activated by the act of gazing frequently depicted in the Southern Song (1127-1279) court painting. Meng is particularly interested in the tension between the understanding of paintings as self-knowledge and the social dimensions of aesthetic mentalities, and in the sensuous credibility of pictorial representation of the middle period.

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