Di Luo

CGA Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2018

PhD in East Asian Language and Cultures

University of Southern California

Di Luo is Chu-Niblack Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies at Connecticut College. She previously taught at Wake Forest University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on how particular building forms and practices in China and Buddhist Asia evolved over time and how, more importantly, certain “prototypes” and “archetypes” persisted through these changes and became highly distinctive motifs which prevailed across China’s borders. Luo’s former training as an architect has enabled her to adopt various visualization and digitization tools, especially 3D modeling and photogrammetry, in research and teaching.

Luo’s recent publications include: “Dome of Heaven: From the Lantern Ceiling to the Chinese Wooden Dome,” in Silk Roads (Oxbow, in press); “Photogrammetry: A Digital Approach to the Study of Chinese Architecture,” Ars Orientalis 50 (forthcoming October 2020).

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