Prof Lachman holds a PhD in East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto, and has served at UO as Director of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, as Curator of Asian Art at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum, and as Head of the Department of the History of Art & Architecture. His research and teaching interests include the history of Chinese landscape painting, Chinese art theory, and Buddhist art (especially Chan/Zen painting).
“A Way With Words: Exploring Asian Art Through Calligraphy,” (principal author), Chapter 16 in Teaching Asian Art: Content, Context, and Pedagogy, ed. Shen Kuang Chung (National Art Education Association, 2012).
“The Calligraphic Art of Jung Do-jun,” [English and Korean] in Jung Do-jun: Collected Works (Hangilart Publishing, 2011), 250-253.
“Guohua (National-style Painting),” in The Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, 2009.
"Blindness and Oversight: A Double-Portrait of Qianlong and the New Sinology," Journal of the American Oriental Society 116.4 (1996): 736-44.
"Why Did the Patriarch Cross the River? The Rushleaf Bodhidharma Reconsidered," Asia Major 3rd ser. 6.2 (1993): 237-268.
"The 'Image Made by Chance' in China and the West: Ink Wang Meets Jackson Pollock's Mother," Art Bulletin LXXIV.3 (1992): 499-510.
"Arhats in the Treetops," Artibus Asiae 51.3/4 (1991): 234-256.