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Yiqing Li


PhD completed Fall 2021


Yiqing Li is a Ph.D. candidate majoring in art history at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Prior to joining the UCSD, Yiqing studied art history, theory, and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis on modern European art. Before that, she worked in Lyon, France and interned at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Christie’s Fine Art Auctioneer.

Her current research includes abstract paintings, twentieth-century Chinese art, and Sino-European art communication. Her research papers were published in the art journals New Vision, Fine Arts Journal, Sculpture (Beijing), and were presented at the Getty Research Institute, the Winterthur Museum & University of Delaware in Newark, University of California in Los Angles, Willamette University in Oregon, and other institutions. The art history panels she organized include “Linking Asia to the World: Urban Culture and Art in the 1930s” at the Association of Asian Studies conference in Seattle, the “Challenging and Mediating: Art and Society in the People’s Republic of China” at the AAS-in-Asian conference in Kobe, Japan, and the “Diaspora Chinese Artists in the United States” at the Global Studies Association conference in Chicago. Her translation book Chinese Landscape Painting as Western Art History authored by the art historian James Elkins was published by Shanghai Shuhua Publishers, 2019. 


Photo of Yiqing Li at a computer