Chao-Hui Jenny Liu
Chao-Hui Jenny Liu, Coordinator of the Mellon Foundation Grant at the Department of East Asian Studies of Princeton University, received her Ph.D. in Chinese Art from the University of London (SOAS) and her M.Phil. in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College). A scholar and administrator, her research focuses on the Tang dynasty (618-907 CE), especially imperial tombs near Xi'an and Luoyang.
Before coming to Princeton she held a faculty position as Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow at New York University, where she taught East Asian Art and Archaeology, A History of the Art of Chinese Tombs, and Ancient China and the Silk Road. She has also taught at Hunter College (CUNY) and the language Mandarin to middle school students in a community-based program. Before becoming Mellon coordinator, she worked on the Cambridge History of China project for two years as a Publications Manager, where she was responsible for research and editing. She also continues to serve as webmaster for the Classical Historiography for Chinese History. Recently she won a research grant from the T’ang Studies Society to conduct an archaeological field project in Shaanxi province.
Liu also holds a double B.A. from UC Berkeley in English (Phi Beta Kappa) and Asian Studies (with honors) She helped curate the loan exhibition, “China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200-750 A.D.” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and has also investigated provenance for The Smithsonian collection.