Shaoqian Zhang



Associate Professor


Art History


Oklahoma State University


Shaoqian Zhang is an associate professor of art history specializing in East Asian art and architecture at Oklahoma State University, U.S.A. She received her BA in traditional Chinese architecture from Beijing University, and MA and PhD in art history from Northwestern University. Shaoqian Zhang received the 2017 Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Sciences Junior Faculty Award for Scholarly Excellence. With the primary focus on early twentieth-century Chinese art and architecture, Zhang also has published a number of articles that reflect her interests in print culture, political history, party-state, medium specificity and spectatorship in China’s modern period, appearing in journals such as Modern Art Asia, Transcultural Studies, Twentieth Century China and Art in Print. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, her other interests include the relationship between architectural representation and different religious forces in East Asia; body politics in visual presentation in modern China and contemporary Chinese art by female artists, resulting in publications in journals such as Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, Architext and others.