Robert E. Harrist Jr.

Robert E. Harrist Jr.

Chinese Art
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1989


Robert E. Harrist Jr. has published books and articles on Chinese painting, calligraphy, and gardens, as well as on topics such as replicas in Chinese art, clothing in 20th-century China, and contemporary artists such as Xu Bing. His most recent book, The Landscape of Words, which studies the role of language in shaping perceptions of the natural world, was awarded the Joseph Levenson Prize in 2010.

Recent Publications

The Landscape of Words, University of Washington Press, 2008

The Embodied Image: Chinese Calligraphy from the John B. Elliott Collection, Art Museum at Princeton University, 1999

Painting and Private Life in Eleventh-Century China: Mountain Villa by Li Gonglin, Princeton University Press, 1998

Power and Virtue: The Horse in Chinese Art, Art Media Resources Ltd., 1997