Ziliang Liu

Ziliang Liu

Western Han Art
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Ziliang “Alex” Liu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the 2019-2021 Ittleson Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. His dissertation, “Art of Changes: Material Imagination in Early China, c. Third to First Century BCE,” examines how understanding of materials and technologies shaped art and its perception in early imperial China, bringing together discourses in ancient Chinese metaphysics, theories of alchemy and medicine, as well as new discoveries in conservation science.

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