Yasuko Tsuchikane is an adjunct assistant professor of art history at the Cooper Union, and she also teaches at Waseda University and Sophia University, Tokyo. She has focused her research on twentieth-century intellectual, socio-political, and ideo-religious discourses on the premodern visual and material cultures of Japan and Asia at large. Her aim is to reposition them in modernity and examine their global complication in various areas that have tended to escape standard art historical investigations, but retain their enduring and changing cultural presence, such as ceramic three-dimensional objects, architectural paintings for religious institutions, and calligraphy. Selected publications include “Picasso as Other: Koyama Fujio and Polemics of Postwar Japanese Ceramics” (Review of Japanese Culture and Society, 2014); “Rescuing Temples and Empowering Art: Naiki Jinzaburō and the Rise of Civic Initiatives in Meiji Kyoto,” in Kyoto Visual Culture in the Early Edo and Meiji Periods: The Arts of Reinvention (Routledge, 2016); and “Defining Modernity in Japanese Sculpture: Two Waves of Italian Impact on Casting Techniques,” in Finding Lost Wax: the Disappearance and Recovery of an Ancient Casting Technique and the Experiments of Medardo Rosso (Brill, 2020). In 2015 and 2016, she served as a fellow at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in Norwich, UK. She holds a PhD in art history from Columbia University.