Lianming Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Project "Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices"
Lianming Wang is Assistant Professor at the Institute of East Asian Art History, Heidelberg University. He specializes in global Jesuit art and architecture, with a focus on early modern China. He is preparing his book manuscript Das Erbe der Gesellschaft Jesu: Architektur und transkulturelle Verflechtungsräume im Peking der Frühen Neuzeit (Universitätsverlag C. Winter Heidelberg, Spring 2019). He studied art history, classical archeology and Italian Philology in Shanghai, Padova and Würzburg and received his Ph.D. (2014) in East Asian Art History from Heidelberg University. Before joining the faculty in Heidelberg, he has taught at the Institute of East Asian Cultural Studies, University of Würzburg (2009-2011). He received research grants from Geschwister-Supp Stiftung, Heinz-Götze Stiftung, DAAD, and USF Ricci Institute, among others. He was involved in organizing many international workshops and conferences related to Sino-European exchanges, including "The Jesuit Legacies: Images, Visuality, and Cosmopolitanism in Qing China" (chief organizer; 2015) and "Reframing Chinese Objects: Practices of Collecting and Displaying in Europe and the Islamic World, 1400-1800" (co-organizer; 2018). Currently he is working on his habilitation project "Animal Encounters and Qing Political Narratives" dealing with the making and display of large-sized painting sets that connected to the Qing tributary animals.