China's Imperial Modern: The Painter's Craft 中國畫家的技藝:帝國時代的現代性 Edmonton: University of Alberta Museums, 2012.



"Zhang Jian and China's First Museum," Journal of Asian Studies 64, no. 3 (August 2005): 567-604.

"Ways of Seeing the Nation: Chinese Painting in the National Essence Journal (1905-1911) and Exhibition Culture," positions: east asia cultures critique 19, no. 1 (Winter 2011): 52-85.

“Habitat Dioramas: The Animal Paintings of Liu Kuiling in Republican-era Tianjin,” Archives of Asian Art 64, no. 2 (2014): 163-188.

“Painting Manuals and Gendered Modernity in Republican-era Shanghai.” In Visualizing Beauty: Gender and Ideology in Modern East Asia . Ed. Aida Yuen Wong, 23-44. Hong Kong University Press, 2012.

“Sites of Visual Modernity: Perceptions of Japanese Exhibitions in Late Qing China.” The Role of Japan in Modern Chinese Art. Ed. Joshua Fogel, 154-80. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2013.

“Feminine Orientalism or Modern Enchantment? Peiping and the Graphic Artists Bertha Lum and Elizabeth Keith, 1920s-1930s,” Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in China 16, no. 1 (2014): 91-127.


Reed College Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
April 7-June 7, 2009

Catalogue and catalogue essay "Cityphilia" produced in collaboration with Stephanie Snyder, Director of the Cooley Gallery, and with students in Art 395 "Art in Contemporary China."

For interview with exhibiting artist Xie Xiaoze, see "China Urban: An Interview with Xie Xiaoze," Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art 8, no. 4 (July/August 2009): 41-50.

“Boundary Forms: Calligraphy and the City at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.” International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 27, no. 3 (September 2014): 273-289.

“Beggars, Black Bears, and Butterflies: The Scientific Gaze and Ink Painting in Modern China,” Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review no. 14 (March 2015): open access e-Journal. With photo-essay, "Picturing Science in Modern China."

“Boundary Forms: Design and Science in Modern China” (sole-authored book under review).


and a few other recent projects...

“Liquid Space.” Temple (Kyoto: Shibunkaku, 2019).

Liquid Space: A Conversation with Zheng Chongbin.” Yishu: The Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art 18, no. 3 (September/October 2019): 100-107.

"Making the World: Pictures and Science in Modern China." Spectrum (November 2018): open-access online exhibition

“Revisiting the Technological Society: A Conversation with Feng Mengbo”《重访技术社会:与冯梦波交谈》Yishu: The Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art [Chinese language edition 中文版,《典藏: 國際版文選》] 12, no. 4 (December 2013): 80-87; [English language edition] 12, no. 4 (July/August 2013): 69-76.

“Architectonic Ink: Zheng Chongbin in Conversation with Lisa Claypool”《营造水墨: 郑重宾与祁珊立的对话》Yishu: The Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art [Chinese language edition 中文版,《典藏: 國際版文選》] 1, no. 2 (April 2012): 15-24; [English language edition] 10, no. 4 (July 2011): 41-53.

Review of Shadow Modernism: Photography, Writing, and Space in Shanghai, 1925-1937 by William Schaefer (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017). caa reviews. May 2019.

Review of The Other Kang Youwei: Calligrapher, Art Activist, and Aesthetic Reformer in Modern China by Aida Yuen Wong (Brill, 2015). China Review International: A Journal of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in Chinese Studies 21, no. 2 (May 2016): 192-195.

Review of Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press by Joan Judge (University of California Press, 2015). Twentieth-Century China 41, no. 2 (March 2016): 203-05.