Assistant Professor 助理教授

Tel: 3917-8908
Office: Room 10.16, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

BA The University of California, Los Angeles, PhD Princeton University

Caitlin Karyadi is a historian of Japanese art and visual culture, specializing in early modern Japanese imagery and its transregional contexts. Her current book project re-evaluates processes of canonization across premodern East Asia through the example of the Chinese painter Shen Nanpin (1682–ca. 1760) and his outsized Japanese legacy. She is also working on a history of exchange in the visual arts across East and Southeast Asia in the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries, proposing a littoral framework for the region. Karyadi previously worked as a curator. Her curated and co-curated exhibitions include Picturing Place in Japan (Princeton University Art Museum, 2018–2019), In the Making: The Practice of Painting in Early Modern Kyoto (Princeton University Art Museum, 2018–2019), Within and Without: Transformations in Chinese Landscapes (Cantor Arts Center, 2014–2015), and Mapping Edo: The Social and Political Geography of Early Modern Japan (Cantor Arts Center, 2013–2014), among others.

Premodern Japanese painting and prints

Copies, connoisseurship, canonization, and transregional exchange

Current Courses

ARTH2048 Arts of Japan

ARTH3036 The image and early modern Japan: Painting and prints, 1600-1900


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