Jerome 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 sixty books, articles, and book chapters, including the Encyclopaedia Britannica entry on Chinese art.
Among his recent writings are: Hitchcock With a Chinese Face (2004); "Changing Views of Change: The Song-Yuan Transition in Chinese Painting Histories" (2007); Body in Question: Image and Illusion in Two Chinese Films by Director Jiang Wen (2008); 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); "Photography Goes to the Movies: On the Boundaries of Cinematography, Photography, and Videography" (2011); Bridges to Heaven: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Wen C. Fong, 2 volumes, co-edited with Dora Ching (2011); "Cinema and the Visual Arts of China" (2012); "From Mountain Songs to Silvery Moonlight: Some Notes on Music in Chinese Cinema" (2012); "First Lines, Final Scenes in Text, Handscroll, and Chinese Cinema" (2012); "The Emergence of 'Literati Painting' in the Song Dynasty: Some Thoughts on What We Do and Do Not Know" (forthcoming); "The Political Animal: Metaphoric Rebellion in Zhao Yong's Fourteenth-Century Painting of Heavenly Horses" (forthcoming); "Eight Myths About Yuan Dynasty Painting History, overthrown or at least challenged during my career" (forthcoming).