I am passionate about Chinese art and visit museums with Chinese collections on regular basis. I also keep myself up-to-date with happenings in the Chinese art market, and follow art auctions worldwide. I am a keen yoga practitioner and spend much of my spare time doing asana, learning about yoga teachings and practice meditation.
1985-88 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, New York, USA
- M.Phil. in History and Social Sciences (1988)
- M.A. in History and Social Sciences (1987)
1981-85 Princeton University, Princeton, USA
- B.A. Cum Laude in East Asian Studies
Subject groups/Research projects
My current research is a thematic analysis of Western and Eastern Han period tomb mural paintings, stone and brick carvings and other burial objects decorated with scenes of the hunt found in present-day Sichuan province.
Other Professional Activities
- Deputy Director
Senior International Researcher and Archivist for Sotheby's Chinese Works of Art Departments worldwide
1999-2000 C.H.E. (Cultural Homestay in Europe), Cambridge, U.K.
- Teacher of E.F.L. (English as a Foreign Language)
1996-1998 C.W.A.J. (College Women's Association of Japan), Tokyo, Japan
- Teacher of E.F.L.
1994-1995 American Community School, Hillingdon, U.K.
- Senior School Social Studies and History Teacher for the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Diploma Programme
1989-1994 Itochu Corporation, London, U.K.
- Head of Textiles Department in London
'Chinese Monk's Cap Ewers: A Story of Religious, Political and Cultural Relations,' Arts of Asia,vol. 45, no.3, March-April 2013.
A Dealer's Hand. The Chinese Art World through the Eyes of Giuseppe Eskenazi, London: Scala Publishers, 2012.
'A Man's Quest for the Beautiful. The Barlow Collection at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom,' Arts of Asia, vol. 38, no. 6, November-December 2008.
'A New Beginning. Imperial Art of the Yongle Period,' Arts of Asia, vol. 38, no. 3, May-June 2008.
'In Search of China's Ceramic Past. A Visit to Jingdezhen and Laohudong,' Arts of Asia, vol. 37, no. 2, March-April 2007.
'Yuan Ceramics: The Arts Under the Mongols,' Arts of Asia, vol. 36, no. 6, November-December 2006.
'Qianlong: The Imperial Collector,' Arts of Asia, vol. 36, no. 2, March-April 2006.
'Perfection in Style: Arts of the Yongzheng Emperor,' Arts of Asia, vol. 35, no. 6, November-December 2005.