Faculty Profile

Wei Ren

Assistant Professor of Art and Art History; The Tamar and Emil '53 Weiss Chair in Asian Art (2015)

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Weiss Center for the Arts Room 227


Professor Ren is a specialist in East Asian art. In addition to survey courses on East Asian art, she also teaches courses on the Japanese woodblock print, ink painting, modern Chinese art, and Chinese funerary art. Her research interests focus primarily on 19th-20th century Chinese art, with a special emphasis on how the concept of design emerged and developed in Japan and China in relation to both fine arts and industry in a broad cross-cultural nexus. She is currently working on her book manuscript entitled "Converging in Design: Modern Art and Books in China."


  • B.A., Williams College, 2007
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2015