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Peggy Chao

Ph.D. Student in History of Art


Peggy’s studies focus primarily on material culture and architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries East Asia, with particular interests on the Japanese Colonial Period in Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Currently, she is investigating the development of tea culture in Taiwan with an emphasis on tea shops, tea masters, and tea wares.

She holds a Master’s degree in the History of Art and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (2018), where her studies focused on Shinto shrine remnants in Taiwan, and has presented her work at Northwestern University. Peggy completed her Bachelor’s degree in the History of Art and Japanese Studies at the University of California, Davis (2015). She has worked at various museums and libraries, including Chimei Museum in Tainan, Asia Society in New York City, Stephen Chan Library at the Institute of Fine Arts, Archive of Modern Chinese Art in Taipei, and Croker Art Museum in Sacramento.


  • History of Art and Visual Studies