Mo Zhang


PhD Student, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Mo studies Chinese art and material culture of the early modern period. Her research interests include the role of local agents in bolstering artistic interactions, geocultural factors in artistic production during the Ming and Qing periods, representations of Chinese gardens and architecture, and historical viewing practices through object-based learning. She received a B.A. (Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa) in the History of Art from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Art History and Archaeology from Columbia University.

Prior to joining Penn, she has held internships at the National Museum of Asian Art, Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia, and Asia Art Archives in America. Her research has been supported by fellowships from Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and Smithsonian Institution.


B.A. University of Michigan, History of Art

M.A. Columbia University, Art History and Archaeology

Research Interests

Visual and material culture of early modern China (Ming and Qing periods), Chinese landscape paintings, geocultural factors in artistic production, woodblock prints and ceramics

Courses Taught

EALC/ARTH 127 Arts of China (Teaching Fellow)

EALC/ARTH 103 East Asian Art and Civilization (Teaching Fellow)