Alice Y. Tseng Named Associate Editor of JSAH

by Helena Dean | Nov 17, 2021
Alice Y. Tseng

The Society of Architectural Historians announces the appointment of Alice Y. Tseng, Professor of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, to the role of Associate Editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH), a newly created position. On January 1, 2022, Tseng will begin her two-year term as associate editor, which will be followed by a two-year term as JSAH Editor.

In the role of JSAH Associate Editor, Tseng will assist JSAH Editor David Karmon in reviewing manuscripts, securing blind peer reviews, communicating decisions to authors, soliciting content, and preparing material for four issues per year. She will also help supervise the review editors and the JSAH Managing Editor, and work with staff at SAH and University of California Press to ensure timely quarterly publication of the journal.

Tseng specializes in the art, architecture, and visual culture of Japan from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Her research mainly focuses on the history of Japanese cities, buildings, and the visual arts in response to exchanges with Europe and the United States.

She is the author of The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan: Architecture and the Art of the Nation (2008), Kyoto Visual Culture in the Early Edo and Meiji Periods: The Arts of Reinvention (co-edited with M. Pitelka, 2016), and Modern Kyoto: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868–1940 (2018). Her research has appeared in major disciplinary journals, including Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Art Bulletin, Review of Japanese Culture and Society, and Journal of Japanese Studies. For her publications, Tseng has received SAH’s Founders’ Award (2006) and the Journal of Japanese Studies’ (JJS) inaugural Kenneth B. Pyle Prize for the Best Article in JJS (2021).

From 2016 to 2021, Tseng was chair of her department. She has served on the editorial boards of Japan Architectural Review and Journal of Japanese Studies and is a member of the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies.




Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.
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