JP PARK, formerly Associate Professor at the University of California and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., has been appointed to the June and Simon Li Associate Professorship in the History of Chinese Art. Professor Park will be a fellow of Lincoln College.
Professor Park's research interests include early modern Chinese Art, artistic exchange between China, Japan, and Korea, and multi-culturalism in contemporary East Asian art. His most recent books include A New Middle Kingdom: Painting and Cultural Politics in Late Choson Korea (1700–1850) (University of Washington Press, 2018) and Art by the Book: Painting Manuals and the Leisure Life in Late Ming China (University of Washington Press, 2012).
Professor Park's appointment will allow Oxford to maintain its commitment to the study of East Asian art, an area of expertise first established within the Department by the recently retired Professor of the History of Art Craig Clunas. We are immensely grateful to June and Simon Li for the generous donation that made the appointment possible, and we look forward to welcoming Professor Park to the Department.