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Patricia J. Yu joined the faculty of Kenyon College in 2021. She teaches courses on the arts of Asia, China and Japan. Her research studies the multiple ways in which the fragments of the Yuanming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness) have been reconstituted through acts of reconstruction and reproduction. Her research and teaching interests also address art in cross-cultural translation, ruin and fragmentation, looting and repatriation, cultural heritage politics, and themed landscapes.
She was previously a graduate intern and predoctoral fellow with the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. She was also a curatorial fellow in the Asian export art department of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.
Areas of Expertise
Arts of Asia, late imperial to contemporary China, cultural heritage
2021 — Doctor of Philosophy from Univ. of California Berkeley
2009 — Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College