Jerome Silbergeld

P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor in Chinese Art, Emeritus.
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406 McCormick Hall

Jerome Silbergeld is an Associated Faculty member in the East Asian Studies department.  Silbergeld is the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History at Princeton University and director of Princeton’s Tang Center for East Asian Art.  He was previously the chair of Art History and director of the School of Art at the University of Washington.  He teaches, publishes, and curates exhibitions on topics in traditional and contemporary Chinese painting, architecture and gardens, cinema and photography.  He has published more than fifty books, articles, and book chapters, including the Encyclopaedia Britannica entry on Chinese art.

Publications List: 
  • Hitchcock with a Chinese Face: Cinematic Doubles, Oedipal Triangles, and China's Moral Voice 0295984171
  • Body in Question: Image and Illusion in Two Chinese Films by Director Jiang Wen 0691139466
  • "Changing Views of Change: The Song-Yuan Transition in Chinese Painting Histories" (2007);
  • Outside In: Contemporary x Chinese x American Art (2009);
  • "China Seen by the Chinese: Documentary Photography, 1951-2003" (2009);
  • ARTiculations: Undefining Chinese Contemporary Art (2010);
  • "All Receding Together, One Hundred Slanting Lines: Replication, Variation, and Some Fundamental Problems in the Study of Chinese Paintings of Architecture" (2010);
  • "The Political Animal: Metaphoric Rebellion in Zhao Yong's Fourteenth-Century Painting of Heavenly Horses" (forthcoming).