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March 24, 2006

UI Alumna Shao-Chien Tseng Will Give Lecture On Painter Courbet April 3

Art historian Shao-Chien Tseng, an alumna of the University of Iowa who teaches at the National Central University in Chungli, Taiwan, will present a lecture, "Contested Terrain: Gustave Courbet's Hunting Scenes," as a guest of the UI School of Art and Art History, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, in Room E109 of the UI Art Building.

Shao-Chien's lecture will be free and open to the public.

Shao-Chien received her master's degree and doctorate from the UI, where she held several prominent scholarships and fellowships, including the T. Ann Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship in 1996-97 and the Ada Louisa Ballard Fellowship 1997-98. Her UI dissertation, "Honore Daumier and the Institution of Art," won a National Science Council Research Award in 1999. She has subsequently won further National Science Council Research awards and fellowships for her articles and research.

Shao-Chien has published numerous articles on Courbet and 19th-century European art in both English and Chinese. She has presented public lectures and scholarly papers in the United States and Taiwan. She was a graduate teaching assistant at the UI and has also taught at Taipei National University of the Arts and Tamkang University in Taiwan. She received her undergraduate degree from National Taiwan University.

The School of Art and Art History is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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