Assistant Professor, Art History
Art History Major Coordinator
Art History Study Abroad Advisor
Aurelia Campbell’s current research focuses on imperial art and architecture from the Yuan, Ming, and Qing periods (1279-1911) in China. She is currently completing her first book, Architecture and Empire in the Reign of Yongle, 1402-1424, which investigates the role Yongle’s empire-wide construction projects played in the formation of his imperial identity. A new research project concentrates on the introduction and integration of Tibetan Buddhist stupa types into the Chinese architectural landscape from the Mongol period onwards. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (summer seminar on reading Buddhist texts), the Asian Cultural Council (Art and Religion Fellow), and the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies, among others. From 2001 to 2005 and 2009 to 2010 she lived in Ningbo, Shanghai, Kunming, Xining, and Beijing, China, and during the 2016-2017 academic year, she was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany.
Architecture and Empire in the Reign of Yongle, 1402-1424, in progress
“The Gate Stupa in Yuan Dynasty China,” in progress
“A Fifteenth Century Sino-Tibetan Buddha Hall at the Lu Family Tusi.” Archives of Asian Art 65, 1 (2015): 87-115.
“The Form and Function of Western Han Dynasty Ticou Tombs.” Artibus Asiae 70, 2 (2010): 227-258.
“The Influence of the Cult of the Bodhisattva Guanyin on Tenth-Century Chinese Monasteries.” Sino-Platonic Papers 182 (2009): 83-117.
“The Hall of Supreme Harmony as Simulacrum of Ming Dynasty Construction.” In The Ming World, edited by Kenneth Swope. New York: Routledge Press, forthcoming, 2018.
“Architecture of the Early Ming Court: A Preliminary Look.” In Ming China: Courts and Contacts, 1400-1450, edited by Craig Clunas, Jessica Harrison-Hall, and Yu-ping Luk, 189-196. London: The British Museum Press, 2016.
Jeehee Hong, Theater of the Dead: A Social Turn in Chinese Funerary Art, 1000-1400. In the Journal of Chinese Religions, 45, 2 (2017): 210-212.
Craig Clunas, Empire of Great Brightness: Visual and Material Cultures of Ming China. In TheJournal of Ming Studies 72 (2015): 75-79.
Wen-shing Chou, The Visionary Landscape of Wutai Shan in Tibetan Buddhism from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century. In Inner Asian Dissertation Reviews (January, 2013).
Wu Hung, The Art of the Yellow Springs: Understanding Chinese Tombs. In The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 71, 4 (December, 2012): 564-565.