• Ph.D. Candidate, Department of the History of Art and Architecture

Years of Affiliation: 2017-2018

Bing Huang is a PhD candidate in History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. Her dissertation concerns the visual and material repercussions of China’s encounters with European scientific devices during the eighteenth century. It seeks to develop a discourse on consciousness, design and precision in China during the eighteenth century and through a number of case studies such as paintings, astronomical instruments, automata, ivory balls, and clocks. Her research offers a revealing means through which to understand the complexity of the changes between art and technology, time and space, man and machine in the mid-Qing culture.


Research interests: 18th Century China, East Asia and Europe Culture Exchange, Art and Technology, Digital Art History/Heritage, Art and Consciousness, Media and Visuality    

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies