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Yuhua Ding

Ph.D. Student in History of Art


Yuhua Ding is a PhD candidate in art history at Cornell University. Her research focuses on the culture of collection and collecting, particularly that related to Chinese ancient art and antiquities as they were collected and disseminated from the late 19th century to the early twentieth century. Before she came to the US, Yuhua was a member of the research staff of the Liu Haisu Art Museum in Shanghai, China. There she curated and co-curated exhibitions on modern Chinese art including painting and photography. Currently Yuhua is completing her dissertation, “Collector Deng Shi and His Contemporaries: Chinese Antiquarianism at the Turn of Twentieth Century.”


  • History of Art and Visual Studies