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Gan Xu, Professor

Gan Xu

Dr.Gan Xu born in Shanghai, China. He studied art history at Xian Academy of Art, Xian, China, Vanderbilt University, and Ohio University. His research and publication focus on contemporary art in the west and in China. He has published two books and more than thirty articles in exhibition catalogs and magazines. He lectures nationally (at Harvard, for example) and internationally, and has taught as a visiting professor at Eastern China Normal University, Sichuan Academy of Art, China, and Langzhou University, China. He brings students to the over-sea international studies in China, Japan and France. Dr.Xu is also a painter. He teaches Chinese calligraphy and ink painting. He has been exhibiting his work since the 1970s.

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Xian Academy of Art, Xian, China; MA in Chinese Art History from Vanderbilt University; PhD in Comparative Arts from Ohio University