2013/2014 Fellows

J. S. Lee Memorial Fellows

Ms. CHEN Fong-fong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
Ms. Chen is a Chinese Art History Ph. D. candidate of the Department of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and her doctoral thesis focuses on the study of the genre of female-figure paintings in late imperial China, in particular the works of Shanghai School painter Wu You-ru. She spent seven months at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, U.S.A) to gain experience in curatorial work and conduct research on the Museum's Chinese painting collection.


Dr. CHEN Yafei (Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology, Hangzhou, China)
Dr. Chen received her Ph. D. degree in Chinese Art History from the Fine Arts Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008. Since the end of 2011, she has been participating in the set up of the Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology, assisting in the museum's planning, donation, collection, education, networking and etc. Her research interests are Qing calligraphy and the history of Hong Kong art. She spent eight months at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, U.S.A.) to receive museum training in exhibition curatorship, as well as to conduct research on the Gallery's Chinese painting collection.


Mr. GUO Fuxiang (The Palace Museum, Beijing, China)
Mr. Guo is a Researcher of The Palace Museum in Beijing. Since the graduation in Museology from the Archaeology Department of the Jilin University in 1989, he has been working in The Palace Museum on warehousing, cataloguing, displaying and researching on imperial antique collections. His research interests are imperial seals, history of imperial timepiece collection, cultural exchange between China and the West, and the imperial-life history, in which he has published several books and essays. Mr. Guo spent six months at The National Palace Museum (Taipei, Taiwan) to conduct research on the collections of imperial and Suzhou jade carvings as well as Wen Peng's seals from the Qianlong period.


Dr. HE Jianfei (Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China)
Dr. He received her Ph. D. degree in Historical Anthropology from the Department of History of the Sun Yat-sen University in 2013. Her research fields and interests include ancient Chinese bronze mirrors as well as the embroidery, textile and cultural heritage management of Southwest China and Southeast Asia. Dr. He spent twelve months at the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Canada) to gain experience in curatorial work and study Museum's textile and ethnographic material culture collection.


Dr. HUANG Xiaofeng (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China)
Dr. Huang is currently the Associate Professor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He received his B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2008) in Art History from Central Academy of Fine Arts. His research focuses on the history of Chinese traditional painting. From 2006 to 2008, he was invited by The British Museum to conduct research on the museum's Chinese painting collection. In 2010 / 2011, he was selected as an Art History Training Program Visiting Scholar of Harvard-Yenching Institute. Dr. Huang spent twelve months at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, U.S.A.) to conduct research on the Museum's collection of Chinese paintings, and to assist in compiling a catalogue of the Museum's Chinese collection.


Dr. Natasa VAMPELJ SUHADOLNIK (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Dr. Vampelj Suhadolnik is the Assistant Professor of Chinese Art History at the Department of Asian and African Studies of University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). She studied Art history, History and Sinology at the University of Ljubljana. In her Ph. D. thesis, she focused on Han tombs with murals. Her research fields include Chinese traditional and modern art, traditional Chinese cosmology reflection in art, Buddhist art and material culture. She currently works on the identification, categorization and digitization of Chinese art objects in Slovenia. She is one of the founding members of the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (established in 2012) and a board member of the European Association for Chinese Studies. She spent twelve months to study the categorization, registration and digitalization of Chinese art objects at the National Palace Museum (Taipei, Taiwan), and to visit other museums and meet with local experts.


Dr. YU Pei-chin (National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan)
Dr. Yu currently serves as the Deputy Curator of Antiquities Department of the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Her major researches in recent years include the Qing Court culture and the imperial kiln wares of Southern Song. Dr. Yu spent six months at The British Museum (London, U.K.) to study the Museum's and other European museums' collections of Qing Court ceramics, painted enamel and timepieces of the 18th century that are related to Giuseppe Castiglione, in order to accomplish the research of "Castiglione and Porcelain".


** The List is arranged in alphabetical order of Fellows' names