Eugene Wang 汪悦进
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art
East Asian Art Program
Eugene Y. Wang is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University. He is also the founding director of Harvard CAMLab that explores the nexus of cognition, art, and media. A Guggenheim Fellow (2005), he is the art history editor of the Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2004). His extensive publications range from early Chinese art and archeology to modern and contemporary Chinese art and cinema. His book, Shaping the Lotus Sutra: Buddhist Visual Culture in Medieval China (2005), explores Buddhist worldmaking; it received the Sakamoto Nichijin Academic Award from Japan. His current research focuses on cognitive study of art and consciousness. The CAMLab projects he heads explores multimedia storyliving and immersive artistic-cum-spiritual experience, combining humanistic research and creative sensorial media practice. CAMlab’s current projects include Digital Gandhara, a massive mapping of Buddhist sites in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Shadow Cave which probes the enduring cognitive model behind Central Asian caves and Southeast Asian temples.