Burglind Jungmann



Burglind Jungmann studied East Asian art history at the University of Heidelberg and at Seoul National University and received her Ph.D. from Heidelberg University in 1988. After six more years of research in Korea and Japan she gained her second doctorate in 1996 and taught Korean and Chinese art history at the Universities of Heidelberg and Munich. In 1999 she joined UCLA as the first Professor of Korean art history in the US. She also held an appointment of Curator of Korean art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 1999 to 2003. Her teaching and research interests include the history of Korean painting in its cultural, social and political contexts, and the exchange in art between China, Korea and Japan. Her first book, on 16th century Korean painting and its reception of the Chinese Zhe school, was published in Germany in 1992 (Steiner Verlag). In her monograph on Painters as Envoys - Korean Inspiration in Eighteenth Century Japanese Nanga (Princeton University Press 2004) she explored Korean embassies to Japan and their impact on Japanese literati painting. As guest curator of the Fowler Museum at UCLA she organized the exhibition Life in Ceramics – Five Contemporary Korean Artists (2010-2011) and wrote the catalogue. Most recently she co-edited Shifting Paradigms in East Asian Visual Culture: A Festschrift for Lothar Ledderose (Stuttgart, 2012).