Chen Liu teaches at Tsinghua University, where she received her Bachelor of Architecture with Honors. In 2000, she received a Master of Architecture and Urban Planning from University of Maryland, and then practiced as an architect in Washington DC until 2005. She received her Ph.D. in Art History from Princeton University (2011), specializing in Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture. She completed her dissertation, “Between Perception and Expression: the Codex Coner and the Genre of Architectural Sketchbooks”, at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome. In 2012, she received the Andrew Mellow Fellowship to work at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. She helped create and co-directed the first Villa I Tatti summer program “The Unity of the Arts in Renaissance Italy”, a research seminar designed specifically for Chinese scholars to study Renaissance art and architecture firsthand. She also teaches visual arts at Beijing Film Academy and graduate courses at Tongji University, Shanghai. She has published several scholarly articles on Early Modern art and architecture, as well as on the response of Chinese scholars to the Italian Renaissance. She also writes regular columns on art, history and books for distinguished magazines. A passionate writer and independent thinker, Chen Liu is committed to the global advancement of arts and humanities.