Yi Zhao

Zhao Yi
  • Doctoral Candidate in Art History, Sias Graduate Fellow

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Yi Zhao specializes in Buddhist art and visual culture of the Northern and Southern Dynasties (ca. 3rd to 6th centuries) in China. He is particularly interested in the art related to the early Amitayus/Amitabha cult and representations of paradises in Buddhist visual culture of this time.

Zhao's current research project is titled: "A Path to Paradise: Images of Buddhist Heavens and Pure Lands in Early Medieval China (Third to Sixth Century CE)"