Churou Chen

Churou Chen

Research Interest

I graduated with Honor from The College of Wooster with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Art History in May, 2020.

My research interests lie in the history of art, material, intellectuals, and cultural interactions and exchange between the East and West. During my undergraduate years, I explored many different topics of research, including post-WWII European films, anime in postwar Japan, and advertisements in early Republican China. For my Junior-year research project, I focused on the history of art collecting and exhibition in China from 1890 to 1920, and examined how the transformation in the artistic field were related to social movements and contributed to the recreation of a Chinese national identity. My Senior-year thesis explored the popular imagination of Chinese modern women in periodicals and films in the 1920s.

At Columbia and the LSE, I hope to continue studying the cultural interactions between Europe and Asia, probably with a more specific focus on Sino-French relations through various forms of art.