Chang Jiang Scholars Program

Ning Qiang2015-06-26

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Ning Qiang

Born in 1962, Mr. Ning is engaged in the research of Buddhist Art after graduating himself from the History Department of Sichuan University in 1983 and working at the Institution of Fine Arts of Dunhuang Academy of Research. He studies for his Doctorate of Art at Harvard University between the years of 1991 and 1997. After graduation, he taught, chronologically, at different universities in the USA such as Yale University, UC San Diego, University of Michigan, and Institute of Connecticut. Invited by Lanzhou University in 2006 as a lecture professor on the program of “the Chang Jiang Scholars”, he has been the director of the research center for the international Buddhist Art and Culture. Between 2008 and 2010, he was a distinguished professor and Dean of Art Institute of Lanzhou University. He has published 6 specialized books like Dunhuang Buddhist Art, which won “the Award for the Excellent Works of Jiaxin” in Taiwan (for the Analysis of the History of Fine Arts by the book of Dunhuang Buddhist Arts). The (joint work of) History of Dunhuang Studies of China won the 7th “Award for Chinese Books”. He has also published over 70 academic papers. He is in charge of programs like “100-year History of Dunhuang Studies”, one of the important programs by the Section of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education. Since 2012, he has been a distinguished professor of CNU to teach courses like “On Creation of Fine Arts”, “Studies of International Art Markets” (lectured in English only) and “Studies of Buddhist Art”. Besides teaching and academic research, he is also engaged in the preparation of “Art Market” International meeting on Beijing Forum in an attempt to make CNU the first-rate international institution for the ark market. The Studies in the Cave-Shrines of Dunhuang, the newest release by Prof. Ning, was published by the Publisher of the People’s Fine Arts of Gansu in January of 2012. This book has been entered for one of the 100 original creations of works by the 4th session of the General Bureau of the National Publications and it has won the Prize of Nominee for “China’s Excellent Published Works” on the 4th session.