Associate Professor in Art History; Art and Art History Program Coordinator

Office: 541-737-5395

Fairbanks Hall

Fairbanks Hall 317

220 NW 26th Street

220 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331
MA and PhD in Art History, Columbia University
BA and MA in Literature, Beijing Normal University
Additional Information: 

Eulogy for Burying a Crane and the Art of Chinese CalligraphySeattle: University of Washington Press, 2019.

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Affiliated with: 
School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts
OSU Main Campus
Courses Taught: 

ART 208: Introduction to Asian Art

ART 310: Early Chinese Art and Archaeology

ART 311: Late Chinese Art and Culture

ART 312: Contemporary Chinese Art

ART 313: Art of Japan

ART 492: Special Topics in Asian Art

ART 469/569: Methods and Theory of Art History

Research/Career Interests: 

Lei Xue’s primary research field is pre-modern Chinese calligraphy and painting. His studies on Chinese calligraphy seek to situate this unique art form within the ongoing art historical and theoretical debates. Currently he is completing a book manuscript, titled “Model Letters: Media, Space, and Visuality of Chinese Calligraphy.”