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Dr. CHEN Yafei

Head of Education Department
Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology (Hangzhou)

Fellowship Project

Dr. Chen Yafei spent eight months at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, U.S.A. where she received training in exhibition curatorship, participated in education programs and conducted research on the gallery’s Chinese painting collection.


Dr. Chen Yafei received her Ph. D. degree in Chinese Art History from the Department of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008. Her research focuses on Qing calligraphy and the history of Hong Kong art. Since the end of 2011, she has been involved in the set-up of the Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology, assisting in museum planning, management and education work.

Recent Development and Achievement

    • Hong Kong Calligraphy (1911-1941), supported by the National Social Science Fund of China, 2017-2020.
    • Youyuyi, Educational Innovations of University Museums (with a Focus on Permanent Exhibitions), supported by Tin Ka Ping Foundation, 2021-2023.

Selected Publication(s)

Dr. Chen Yafei had published a dozen of articles on Chinese calligraphy in the 18th century and Hong Kong calligraphy, including “A Study of the Families of Bi Yuan and Bi Long”,“The Practice of Stele- and Model-calligraphy in the Qianlong and Jiaqing Periods: The Case of Qian Yong”, “The Hong Kong Branch of the Guangdong Chinese Painting Society and Related Problems”,“From Bronze-and-Stone Studies to Stele Calligraphy: In the Perspective of the Academic Circle of the Late 18th Century” and the following:

  • Chen, Y. (2019). The Transfer of Traditions: A Study of Hong Kong Calligraphy (1911-1941), Hangzhou: Zhejiang University.
  • Mok, H., & Chen, Y. (Eds.) (2009). Chronology of Hong Kong Calligraphy (1901-1950). Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Mok, H., & Chen, Y. (Eds.) (2007). Shuhai Guanlan II: Essays of the International Conference of Couplets, Tie-carvings and the Art of Calligraphy. Hong Kong: Art Museum and Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.