Jerome Silbergeld

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Jerome Silbergeld, (B.A Stanford University, 1966, M.A. Stanford, 1967, M.A. Univ. of Oregon 1972, Ph.D. Stanford 1974) is the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor (Emeritus) of Chinese Art History at Princeton University and director of Princeton’s Tang Center for East Asian Art. He was formerly the chair of Art History and director of the School of Art and the University of Washington in Seattle, where he taught for twenty-five years. His research includes traditional and modern Chinese painting, cinema, and architecture and gardens. Among his book publications are Chinese Painting Style (1982); Mind Landscapes: The Paintings of C. C. Wang (1987); Contradictions: Artistic Life, the Socialist State, and the Chinese Painter Li Huasheng (1993); China Into Film: Frames of Reference in Contemporary Chinese Cinema (1999); Hitchock with a Chinese Face (2004); Body in Question: Image and Illusion in Two Chinese Films by Director Jiang Wen (2008); Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemporary x Art (2009); and Humanism in China: A Contemporary Record of Photography (2009); among his edited and co-edited publications is Bridges to Heaven: Essays in East Asian Art in Honor of Wen C. Fong (2 volumes, 2011). He has also published more than sixty articles, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews and co-authored the Encyclopædia Britannica entry on Chinese art.