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Lu Zhang

Lu Zhang, a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Nottingham, delves into the intriguing history of Chinese art collection and exhibition in Europe, spanning from the late nineteenth century to contemporary times. Her research illuminates the intellectual exchanges shaping the modernisation and globalisation of Chinese art, particularly spotlighting the interactions between Chinese artists and their international counterparts. Amidst her academic journey, Lu explores the intersections of British and European art and culture with China, alongside the enduring cultural legacies stemming from the colonial period in smaller Chinese cities.

Hailing from a diverse background, Lu initially pursued Journalism and Communication in China and London before immersing herself in Art History, studying in Paris and Nottingham. Lu has been actively engaged in presenting her research at conferences across Britain, Europe, and China, and has contributed to scholarly discourse through publications in both English and Chinese. Lu had the privilege of serving as a visiting scholar at the University of Helsinki, Finland in 2021-22.

Passionate about bridging historical perspectives with contemporary discourse, Lu navigates the confluence of Eastern and Western narratives, offering fresh insights into the complexities of cultural identity and heritage. With a repertoire that spans academia, media, education, and the art industry, Lu brings a multifaceted perspective to her endeavours, blending academic rigor with a nuanced understanding of global cultural dynamics.

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