Patricia Yu


Patricia J. Yu is a doctoral candidate studying Chinese art with Professor Patricia Berger. Her dissertation addresses the Qing imperial garden of the Yuanming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness) and the way in which its ruins and looted objects have been reproduced, reinterpreted, and reconstructed in modern and contemporary China. Her research interests also include Qing court art, art in cross-cultural translation, and issues of cultural heritage and preservation. She was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, under the scholar theme “Iconoclasm and Vandalism” in 2017–2018. She is currently the Mellon Graduate Curatorial Intern in the Asian export art department at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts (Fall 2018).