Christina Burke Mathison

Visiting Lecturer

Christina Burke Mathison specializes in Modern Painting in Taiwan and China with an emphasis on Taiwanese oil painting during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan. She is particularly interested in identity, hybridity, transnationalism, and transculturation in colonial environments. Christina’s current research focuses on newly released primary documents from the Taiwanese oil painter, Chen Chengbo (1895-1947). Her recent publications include: “World Coordinates” for the exhibition A Cultural Pioneer in East Asia: A 120-Year Anniversary Celebration of Chen Chengbo; “Identity, Hybridity, and Modernity: The Colonial Paintings of Chen Cheng-po,” in the Taipei Fine Arts Museum exhibition catalogue, Journey Through Jiangnan: A Pivotal Moment in Chen Cheng-po’s Artistic Quest; and “Transnational Cultures, Hybrid Identities” in the exhibition catalogue, Under the Searing Sun-A Solo Exhibition by Chen Cheng-po.

Christina Burke Mathison CV

Areas of Expertise
  • Taiwanese Art, particularly Modern Taiwanese Painting
  • Chinese Painting
  • M.A., History of Art, The Ohio State University, 2005
  • Ph.D., History of Art, The Ohio State University, expected date: Fall 2013
  • B.A., Chinese Language, Michigan State University, 2002
  • B.A., History of Art, Michigan State University, 2002
  • Certificate of Study, Chinese Language Studies, National Taiwan Normal University, 2001

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