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Professor of art history, began teaching at CSUN in 2007
State University of New York at Binghamton
Chinese National Academy of Arts, Beijing, China
Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China
Dr. Meiqin Wang is an art historian who specializes in modern and contemporary Chinese art and mainly teaches Asian art history courses such as Art 114 World Art Asia, Art 413 Chinese Art History, and Art 414 Japanese Art History. She researches contemporary art from China in the context of commercialization, globalization, and urbanization of the Chinese world and has written on topics such as artist villages, creative cultural industries, art and urbanization, and socially engaged art. Her major publication includes two research monographs Urbanization and Contemporary Chinese Art (Routledge, 2015) and Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China: Voices from Below (Routledge, 2019), and a co-edited volume Visual Arts, Representations and Interventions in Contemporary China (Amsterdam University Press, 2018). Socially engaged art and its related categories such as public art, artivism, and ecological art are topics that she sees herself devoted to researching in the coming years.