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 Chinese art in which she has focused her research on reinscribing traditional Chinese painting in the twentieth century, but her research interest touch upon a wide spectrum of art historical objects ranging from ancient to contemporary in East Asia. Her forthcoming article, “Crossing Time and Space: The Historical Reconstruction of Traditional Ink Painting,” discusses how the traditional Chinese painting actually promoted the construction of modern Chinese painting in the Twentieth century. She is currently working on two main topics; the first project engages the questions of how modern Chinese negotiated the complexity of expressions, while rediscovering traditional Chinese visual culture in the modern visual arts; the second project investigates the cross-cultural communication in East Asia.

Selected Publications

"Across Time and Space: Historical Influence on Pan Tianshou (1897-1971)" In 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" In Bakmulgwan Hakbo (Journal of Museum Studies) 3 (June, 2017): 105-128. [Peer-reviewed]

“The Embodiment of Time and Space: Political Expression of Pan Tianshou” In American Journal of Chinese Studies (forthcoming in October, 2017) [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