Professor, Art and Art History
Zaixin Hong has published broadly in his two major areas of research: 10th- to 14th-century and 20th-century Chinese art. He is the author of the award-winning textbook A History of Chinese Art (2000, 2012) and the compiler of Essays on the History of Chinese Painting by Overseas Scholars (1950–1987). He was a 2005-2006 fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Hong is working on a new book: Shaking Hands with the Future: Huang Binhong and the Revelation of Chinese Modernism. Hong taught earlier at the China National Academy of the Fine Arts and was senior fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religion at Harvard University. He teaches courses on Asian art and on regional and thematic issues, such as Chinese Painting in the West, Tao and East Asian Landscape Art, Art History Methodologies, Chinese and Japanese Art, Buddhist Art, 20th-Century Chinese Art, and East Asian Calligraphy.