Dr. Wen-Shing Chou specializes in art of China and the Himalayas. She teaches at Hunter College. Chou holds a MA and PhD in History of Art from University of California, Berkeley (2011). Her research focuses on the relationship between religion and empiricism in early modern visuality, and the intersection of history, geography, and biography in Buddhist traditions. Chou’s research has been supported by the Mellon Assistant Professor fellowship and membership of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Ittleson Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, and the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies, Kyoto. Her articles have appeared in The Art Bulletin, the Journal of Asian Studies, the Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, and the Archives of Asian Art. Her recent book, Mount Wutai: Visions of a Sacred Buddhist Mountain examines the transformation of a Buddhist pilgrimage site in northern China.