Eugene Wang: What Was the Terracotta Army For?

Author: Liu Institute

Eugene Y. Wang is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University. A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and other awards, he is the art history editor of the Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2004). His book, Shaping the Lotus Sutra: Buddhist Visual Culture in Medieval China (2005), garnered the Academic Achievement Award from Japan in 2006. He has served on the editorial board of the Art Bulletin, and the advisory board of Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washingtong, D.C. His extensive publication covers all periods and aspects of Chinese art history. His current research interests include the exploration of artful mind and its materialization, art and artificial systems. He is currently completing a book on the early Chinese vital art evidenced in the First Emperor’s mausoleum complex and the terracotta army. He is also the founder and director of Harvard CAM Lab(Chinese Art Media Lab), a R & D platform and group dedicated to the design and multimedia production of works related to Chinese art.

This lecture was sponsored by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the Department of Art, Art History and Design