Jingmin Zhang completed and defended her dissertation, “Chinese Painting Research Society at Beijing: Modernity, Art, Antiquity and Nationalism, 1920-1937,” Spring of 2014. In it, she examines this art society’s struggles and achievements when confronted with the compelling western influence in the early 20th century China. Her minor area of study is 16th and 17th century Chinese art. She previously earned a M.A. in archaeology from Peking University in China.
In January 2010, Jingmin presented a paper, titled “Chinese Palace Painting in Modern Japanese Art,” at the SEC-AAS Annual Conference. She completed in 2008-2009 a museum fellowship at the Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art, where she served as a curatorial intern for the museum’s reinstallation of ancient Chinese art. In the summer of 2008, she received the Eric Young Scholarship for the archaeological investigations in the Vesuvian Region, Italy. She recently received the Library of Congress Florence Tan Moeson fellowship for her dissertation research in the summer of 2012.
In addition to her academic research, Jingmin has served as a teaching assistant for Asian Art survey classes and has been working in the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture on multiple projects including ARTstor Shared Shelf project and Google Earth projects.