ZHOU Yan is an art critic with a Ph.D. in art history from Ohio State University. He also holds an MA in art history (Central Academy of Fine Arts) and BA in philosophy (Sun Yat-sen University), both from China. He is the co-author of A History of Chinese Contemporary Art: 1985-1986 (1991, Chinese) and the author of Cultural Odyssey: Wenda Gu and His Art (2015, English). He was a co-organizer of the China/Avant-Garde exhibition in Beijing (1989), and currently he is an adjunct professor at art history at Kenyon College where he teaches Chinese art. His new book, A History of Contemporary Chinese Art: 1949-Present was published in July.