Areas of Concentration: Chinese painting and calligraphy
Faculty Advisor: Peter Sturman
M.A. Thesis: "Criticism and Appreciation: Yue Ke’s Calligraphy Collection in Southern Song" (National Taiwan University, completed 2013)
Yun-chen (Clio) is a second year Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, whose major field in Chinese painting and calligraphy. Her research focuses on calligraphy of the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou, a group of literati known in the 18th century for rejecting the orthodox idea about calligraphy in favor of a style deemed expressive and individualist. Prior to enrolling in UC Santa Barbara, she was working at the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Yun-chen came to UCSB with her B.A. in Chinese Literature and M.A. in Art History from National Taiwan University.