Fan Zhang received her BA in History from Nankai University, China in 2011. She mainly focuses on the mortuary art of China from 200BC to 200AD. Through an interdisciplinary study of archaeology and art history, she hopes to clarify the origin of Chinese landscape painting. The scope of her work includes how the landscape elements were presented in visual art and to what extent the landscape tradition was influenced by external culture systems. Moreover, she intends to examine how the people's view on life and death was reflected in mortuary objects. At ISAW, Fan Zhang seeks to expand her knowledge in Central Asia and Western Asia in order to conduct a comparative study to discover the interaction among different cultures with art work at the nexus.