Alice Tseng

725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 210C
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Telephone: (617) 353-1458
Fax: (617) 353-3243

curriculum vitae

Associate Professor, Japanese Art & Architecture
B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Professor Tseng specializes in the art and architecture of Japan, with particular focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. Specific topics of research interest are the history of institutional buildings, collections, exhibitions, and transnational and transcultural connections between Japan and Euro-America. She offers lecture courses on the arts of Asia; the arts of Japan; and modern Japanese architecture; and seminar courses on Japanese print culture; the Edo-Meiji transition; and Kyoto architecture and urbanism. Professor Tseng has received fellowships from numerous institutions and foundations, including the Fulbright Foundation, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art), J. Paul Getty Foundation, Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies, American Council of Learned Societies. She was the recipient of the 2006 Founder’s Award from the Society of Architectural Historians for her article “Styling Japan: The Case of Josiah Conder and the Museum at Ueno, Tokyo.” Her book The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan: Architecture and the Art of the Nation was published by the University of Washington Press in 2008. She is currently writing a book on the monuments of modern Kyoto.