Associate Professor, Visual Arts
Leslie Wallace is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh where her dissertation examined hunting imagery in first and second century tomb reliefs from northwest China. Since coming to Coastal in 2014, she has taught a variety courses including Chinese, Japanese, and Islamic Art. Her current research focuses on early and medieval Chinese visual and archaeological materials relating to raptors and falconry.
Ph.D., Art History, University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Anthropology, University of Chicago
Wallace’s recent publications include the co-edited volume,Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China (University of Hawai’i Press, 2017), “The Early History of Falconry in China and the Question of Its Origins,” In Karl-Heinz Gersmann and Oliver Grimm, eds. Raptor and Human-Bird Symbolism and Falconry through Five Millennia on a Global Scale (ZBSA, 2018), and “A Biographical Approach to the Study of the Mounted Archer Motif during the Han Dynasty,” In Memory and Agency in Ancient China (Cambridge University Press).
East Asian Art and Architecture
Early and Medieval Chinese Art and Archeology