Programme: History of Art - MPhil/PhD/MSc by Research

Start date: September 2016

Mode of study: Full time

Research title: Tradition-rediscovery and Trans-cultural Dialogues: Chen Shizeng and Beijing School of Painting, 1876-1923

Zi Wang is a second year PhD student from School of History of Art, University of Edinburgh. Her PhD research focuses on Chen Shizeng and Beijing School of Painting in the early twentieth century China. Zi received her first degree from economics and history at Peking University in China and a MSc from history of art with a distinction at University of Edinburgh. Her MSc dissertation looked at three seal carvers in Shanghai and their artistic responses to the political campaigns from 1949 to 1979.

Zi Wang's PhD research is sponsored by China Scholarship Council under the 'Special Training Project for Art'. Previously, she also received an Eric Liddell China Saltire Scholarship and a Scotland's Saltire Scholarship to support her MSc study. ​


​Tutor, History of Art I (2017-18 session)

Zi Wang’s research interests include modern Chinese painting, literati painting in East Asia, visual culture of Beijing from the late nineteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century and Chinese seal carving art in the twentieth century.​