Joyce Yusi Zhou

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Second Year
Early Modern Dutch and Chinese Art

Joyce Yusi Zhou studies the early modern cross-cultural exchanges between the Dutch Republic and China, focusing especially on decorative arts and material culture. She is also interested in the role of embodied and localized artisanal knowledge in the production of science, culture, and craft. 

Joyce received her M.A. in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center and her B.A. in Art History and the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities from Washington University in St. Louis. Her M.A. Qualifying Paper explores the exchange of craft and mathematical knowledge between sixteenth- and eighteenth-century China and Europe through examining European lathe-turned objects at the Chinese imperial court. She was also previously a curatorial intern in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she assisted with the exhibition “Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe.”