Ching-Jung Chen

Digital Scholarship Librarian

Main Affiliation



North Academic Center





Ching-Jung Chen


Ph.D., Art History, Rutgers University, 2001

M.A., Art History and Criticism, Stony Brook University, 1992

M.L.S., Columbia University, 1988

B.A., Philosophy, National Taiwan University, 1986

Courses Taught

FIQWS: Painted Portraits: Facts and Fiction

Art100: Introduction to the Visual Arts of the World

Research Interests

The English conversation piece

Art Librarianship

Digital Collections

Atayal textiles


“Portraying Politeness: The Early Georgian Conversation Piece and Its Patrons,” Visual Resources 27/3 (2011): 203-226

(With Amrita Dhawan) “Online instruction for Art History Research,” Academic Exchange Quarterly 15/4 (Winter 2011): 77-82.

“From Genre to Portrait: the Etymology of the ‘Conversation Piece’,” British Art Journal 13/2 (Autumn 2012): 82-85.

(With Amrita Dhawan) “Library Instruction for First Year Students,” Reference Services Review 42/3 (Autumn 2014): 414-432.

“Library Resources in Art History,” in Teaching Non-traditional Learners: Tools for Creative Instruction, Helene E. Gold ed., Pittsburgh: Library Instruction Publications, 2010, 101-110.

“Great Websites for Art History,” Collection Building 28/4 (2009): 155-158.

“Art History: a Guide to Basic Research Resources,” Collection Building 28 (Summer 2009): 122-125.

“The Tea Party in Early Georgian Conversation Pieces,” British Art Journal 10 (Spring 2009): 30-39.

“Analog to Digital: Conversion of the Image Libraries at the City College of New York,” Art Documentation 28 (Spring 2009): 36-39

(with Sydney Van Nort) “Image Collections at the City College of New York: Collaborative Efforts at a Public Urban College Campus,” VRA Bulletin 35 (Summer 2008)



"Portraying Politeness: Patronage of the Early Georgian Conversation Piece," Conference presentation, 7 November 2008, 2008 East Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference at Georgetown University

“The Wentworths: A Story of Two Conversation Pieces,” 2013 Northeast Conference on British Studies, Storrs, Connecticut, 4-5 October 2013