Posted on 25 January 2012
Professor Ding Ning is Professor of Art History and Theory and Vice Dean at the School of Arts, Peking University. In the course of his visit to the History of Art Department at the University of York, he gave a paper and hosted a discussion on 'World Art in China: Global Challenges and Opportunities in Presenting the Art of Other Civilisations'.
Brief CV for Professor Ding:
Ding Ning, Ph.D in Art Theory from Beijing Normal University in 1988; now Professor of Art History and Theory and Vice Dean at the School of Arts, Peking University; Research Interests: Art Theory, Cultural Studies, Museology, and Chinese Art; Publications (among others): Dimensions of Reception (1990); Psychology of Visual Art (1994); Dimension of Duration: Toward a Philosophy of Art History (1997); Depth of Art (1999); Fifteen Lectures on Western Art History (2003); Spectrum of Images: Toward a Cultural Dimension of Visual Art (2005); and Heart-touching Western Art (2008); Translations (among others): Toward a Psychology of Art, by Rudolf Arnheim, Tradition and Desire: From David to Delacroix, by Norman Bryson, and Museum Skepticism: A History of the Display of Art in Public Galleries, by David Carrier. He has lectured world-widely and won some major fellowships attached respectively at the University of Essex, UK (1993-1994), Harvard University, USA (1998), University of Athens, Greece (2004), ZKM, Germany (2009)，and Getty Research Institute (2010). He has also won several national prizes for his work.