College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Amy E. McNair

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - History of Art
Ph.D., History of Art , University of Chicago
Primary office:
Spencer Museum of Art
Room 230
University of Kansas
1301 Mississippi Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7500

Early Chinese art; calligraphy, aesthetics, and Buddhist sculpture of the medieval period in China


Ph.D., History of Art , University of Chicago

M.A., History of Art, University of Washington

B.A., History of Art, University of Oregon

Teaching Interests

  • Early Chinese art
  • Medieval Chinese art
  • Chinese calligraphy
  • Medieval Chinese Buddhist sculpture

Research Interests

  • Medieval Chinese art
  • Chinese calligraphy ca 200-ca 900
  • Chinese Buddhist sculpture ca 300-ca 900

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