Mina Kim

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Mina Kim

Post Doctoral Faculty Fellow (Asian Art History)
Area of Focus: Art History
PhD, 2016, The Ohio State University
MA, 2012, The Ohio State University
BA, magna cum laude, 2007, University of Michigan

Mina Kim, a Post Doctoral Faculty Fellow in Asian art history, received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ohio State University. She is a specialist in East Asian Art, and her research interest touch upon a wide spectrum of art historical objects ranging from ancient to contemporary in East Asia. Her dissertation, Pan Tianshou (1897-1971): Rediscovering Traditional Chinese Painting in the Twentieth Century, draws to enrich the transformation in practice and social role of traditional Chinese painting in the twentieth century, by focusing on the work of Pan Tianshou. This study investigates how Pan engaged with the cross-cultural exchange, how he reevaluated traditional Chinese painting, and how he tried to update Chinese painting by achieving his unique artistic style. His modern transformation of artistic consciousness and modern sense of identity enriches understanding of traditional Chinese painting in the twentieth century. It offered an alternative perspective on modernity in Pan’s oeuvre as a case study in modern Chinese art and developed a new understanding of some of the results of the rich artistic and intellectual intersections among China, Japan, and the West in the early twentieth century. Three more articles, related to Pan, were published or accepted in Orientations, Journal of Museum Studies, American Journal of Chinese Studies. She is currently working on three main projects: cultural exchange and transforming the materiality of gold in East Asia, Korean experimental art in the 1960s and 1970s, and a contemporary Korean artist, Yeondoo Jung.

Selected Publications

"Across Time and Space: Historical Influence on Pan Tianshou (1897-1971)," Orientations 48, no. 4 (2017): 42-47. [Peer-reviewed]

“Beyond Representation: Reinscribing Museum's Collection of Chinese Painting in the Contested History: A Case Study of Pan Tianshou Memorial Museum," Bakmulgwan Hakbo (Journal of Museum Studies) 32 (June, 2017): 105-128. [Peer-reviewed]

“The Embodiment of Time and Space: Political Expression of Pan Tianshou,” American Journal of Chinese Studies 24, no. 2 (October, 2017): 141-152. [Peer-reviewed]

Pan Tianshou (189-1971): Rediscovering Traditional Chinese Painting in the Twentieth Century (book manuscript in progress)


Introduction to Asian Art
Chinese Art and Culture
Japanese Art and Culture

Honors and Awards

Marilyn A. Papp Graduate Scholarship, Marilyn A. Papp Graduate Scholarship Trust, L.Roy Papp & Associates, Phoenix, AZ 2014-2016
ASC Awards, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2014-2015
Graduate School's Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS), The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2014
Chinese Object Study Workshop Grant, Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC & Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, August 2013