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 a two-part East Asian Art and Archaeology (to 1000 CE and from 1000 CE), A History of the Art of Chinese Tombs, and Ancient China and the Silk Road. She has also taught the history of art in China at Hunter College (CUNY) and at the CIEE program in National Chengchi University. 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 completed a major revamping of the Classical Historiography for Chinese History website in June 2014 and continues to serve as its webmaster. Recently she won a travel grant to present a paper at the first meeting of the European Association of East Asian Art and Archaeology in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia and a research grant to conduct an archaeological field project in Shaanxi province.
Liu 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.