Chao-Hui Jenny Liu

Director, The Princeton-Shanghai Peking Opera Program
Chinese Art & Archaeology
Office Phone
219 Frist Campus Center


As Coordinator of the East Asian Studies Program, Liu manages the Program's events and the EAP Certificate Program for undergraduates and compiles the Annual Report and Newsletter.  Liu serves as the Director of the Princeton University Peking Opera Immersion Program in Shanghai.

After earning an M.Phil. from Cambridge University in Archaeology & Anthropology, Liu received her Ph.D. in Chinese Art and Archaeology from the University of London (SOAS). Her research focuses on the Tang dynasty (618–907 CE), especially imperial tombs near Xi'an and Luoyang. After receiving funding from the T'ang Society, she has conducted GIS mapping at Zhaoling, the 7 kilometer in diameter, 200 tomb imperial mausoleum complex of  Emperor Taizong (598–649 CE). At Princeton, she has taught the seminars “Reading Tombs in Ancient China” & "Object Immigrants: Six Object From China in American Collections," and led field trips for both undergraduates and graduate students to museums far and near.

Before coming to Princeton, Liu was Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of East Asian Art and Archaeology at New York University and Visiting Professor at Hunter College. She was also the Research Associate (and contributor) for the special exhibition “China: Dawn of a Golden Age (200-750 AD)” at The Met and a researcher for the WWII provenance of Asian art at the Smithsonian.