Haimo Lu is from Beijing, China. Before joining the East Asian Studies Department at Princeton University, she studied with Professor Angela Howard at Rutgers University with a specialization in Chinese Buddhist art history. She also worked with Professor Yu Chün-Fang at Columbia University and did coursework at Princeton University. Her M.A. thesis focused on the Xi’an excavated Buddhist sculptures of the Northern Zhou Dynasty. Haimo is interested in the inter-connections of art historical change, cultural discourse and socio-historical evolution. At Princeton she wishes to study the social and cultural history of Chinese Buddhism in the late imperial period, Ming to Qing. Her goal is to account for historical change in the visual arts and society based on both textual and visual evidence.