Eugene Y. Wang is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University. He concurrently holds positions in the departments of History of Art and Architecture, Study of Religion, Theater, Dance, and Medium, and Inner Asia and Altaic Studies. A Guggenheim Fellow (2005), he is the art history editor of the Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2004). His extensive publications range from early Chinese art and archeology to modern and contemporary Chinese art and cinema. His book, Shaping the Lotus Sutra: Buddhist Visual Culture in Medieval China (2005), explores Buddhist worldmaking; it received the Sakamoto Nichijin Academic Award from Japan. His current research focuses on cognitive study of art and consciousness as well as biocentric art that integrates visual, biological, and ecological systems.
He is also the founding director of Harvard CAMLab that explores the nexus of cognition, aesthetics, and multimedia storyliving, integrating humanistic research and sensorial-experiential staging of Asian cultural heritages.