Katharine Burnett

Dr. Katharine Burnett is Founding Director of the Global Tea Institute for the Study of Tea Culture and Science, and Professor and Chair of the Art History Department, University of California, Davis. In her research, she asks, What is culture? How is it formed?  Her publications include Dimensions of Originality: Essays on Seventeenth-Century Chinese Art Theory and Criticism (2013) and Shaping Chinese Art History: Pang Yuanji and His Painting Collection (2020). One of her current research projects investigates the spread of tea culture from China into SE Asia before 1700 when steeped tea became the norm.