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Richard Vinograd

Christensen Professor in Asian Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1979)

Richard Vinograd is the Christensen Fund Professor in Asian Art in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University, where he has taught since 1989. Dr. Vinograd’s research interests include Chinese portraiture, landscape painting and cultural geography, urban cultural spaces, painting aesthetics and theory, art historiography, and inter-media studies. He is the author of Boundaries of the Self: Chinese Portraits, 1600-1900 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992); co-editor of New Understandings of Ming and Qing Painting (Shanghai: Shanghai Calligraphy Painting Publishing House, 1994);  and co-author of Chinese Art & Culture (New York: Prentice Hall and Harry N. Abrams, 2001) and Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang (Stanford University Press, 2018). His latest book is Facing China: Truth and Memory in Portraiture (Reaktion Books, London and University of Chicago Press, 2022). He has also written many journal articles, anthology chapters, conference papers, and catalogue essays on topics ranging from tenth-century landscape painting to contemporary transnational arts.


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Fields of Interest

Chinese portraiture, landscape painting and cultural formations, painting aesthetics and theory, urban cultural spaces