Chung Tzu-yin

Assistant Research Fellow, Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, Taiwan


Dr Chung Tzu-yin is currently curator for religious art at the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum. He co-curated one of the Southern Branch's inaugural permanent exhibitions, Imprints of Buddhas: Buddhist Art in the National Palace Museum Collection, and co-edited the exhibition catalogue. In 2013, he received his PhD in Tibeto-Chinese Buddhist art from the Capital Normal University in Beijing, China. He specializes in Himalayan art, especially the comparative study of Tibet and China's iconographies and rituals. Between 2007 and 2013, he conducted several field studies in Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia, and Inner Mongolia. His recent research focuses on fresco remains in Khams areas in Sichuan. In 2019, he curated the exhibitions Smiling Shiva: The Lingakosha from the Kingdom of Champa and Cherished Objects: New Acquisitions of the National Palace Museum.