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Winston Kyan, Ph.D.

Winston Kyan received his BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University and his MA and PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago (2006). His current manuscript project focuses on the intersections of image, text, and bodily practices in medieval Chinese Buddhist art (3rd to 10th centuries) within the context of religious exchange and material trade along the Silk Road. Recent publications have explored the construction of hybrid religious space in the Dunhuang Caves (Art Bulletin, March/June 2010), Buddhist views of life and death in the work of Zhang Huan (49 Days, Blum and Poe, 2011), the relationship of folklore and visual culture in Asian America (Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife, Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO, 2011), and the representation of childhood authority in apocryphal Chinese sutras and sutra paintings (Little Buddhas, Oxford University Press, 2012).