Professor, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University
- Western art history and visual culture
- Christian art
- Chinese contemporary art criticism
The purpose of studying the history of western art is to provide reference objects for the development of Chinese culture and art and enrich the connotation of Chinese culture. My research focuses on European Renaissance art, western modern and contemporary art and the development trends and rules of western visual culture. Christian art is an important component of western civilization. An in-depth study of it will help us to understand the essence and dross of western civilization and get the essence from the rough. Its practical significance and academic value are self-evident. As the relationship between western contemporary art and Chinese contemporary art is increasingly close, it is the academic ideal of this study to compare and criticize Chinese and western contemporary art, integrate Chinese and western contemporary art, and make contributions to the development of Chinese contemporary art.
Led Western Christian Art Research (National Art Science "10th Five-Year Plan" Youth Fund) and 20th Century American Art Research (Tsinghua University Humanities and Social Sciences Revitalization Fund Research Project in 2006 ).
Honors & Awards
Tsinghua University Young Teachers' Teaching Excellence Award in 2003. "Renaissance Art Research" won the 2nd Prize for Outstanding Teaching Achievements in Tsinghua University in 2004. Selected into the Ministry of Education's New Century Talent Support Program and Beijing's 100-Person Project for Social Science Theoretical Talents in the New Century (the second batch) in 2007. Selected into Tsinghua University Fundamental Research Talent Support Program in 2009. In the same year, the paper won the first "China Fine Arts Award and Theoretical Review Award" jointly issued by the Chinese Ministry of Culture, the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and the China Artists Association.
- Translator of Anatomy in Art, Beijing, China Youth Publishing House, 1998.
- The Triumph of Painting? The Triumph of USA? – A Study of American Abstract Expressionist Painting (绘画的胜利？美国的胜利？——美国抽象表现主义绘画研究), Beijing, Culture and Art Publishing House, 2002.
- European Art of the 19th Century (Volume II) (欧洲19世纪美术), Beijing, Renmin University of China Press, 2004.
- Compendium of Foreign Art History (外国美术史简编), Beijing, Higher Education Press, 2008.
Published more than 20 papers in leading journals.
- Compulsory courses: Renaissance Art Research, Western Modern and Contemporary Art History, Foreign Art History
- Core courses of Humanistic Quality Education at Tsinghua University: History of Foreign Art
- Postgraduate courses: Chinese and Foreign Art History, Western Modern and Contemporary Art Research
- Zhang Xushan
- Professor, School of Humanities, Tsinghua University
Graduated from the Department of History of Qufu Normal University in 1984. Studied abroad in Greece from 1991 to 1998, at the School of Languages of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and the Department of History and Archaeology of Ioannina University. Received PhD in 1998. After returning to China in 1999, served as Professor of the Department of History of Tsinghua University. Also Academic Member of Greek Research Center of Peking University and Research Fellow of Eastern European Byzantine Research Center of Nankai University.
Studied abroad in Greece from 1991 to 1998, at the School of Languages of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and the Department of History and Archaeology of Ioannina University. Received PhD in 1998. After returning to China in 1999, served as Professor of the Department of History of Tsinghua University. Also Academic Member of Greek Research Center of Peking University and Research Fellow of Eastern European Byzantine Research Center of Nankai University.
Prof. Zhang Xushan is devoted to the study of Byzantine history. Fluent in English, Greek (ancient and modern) and French.