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Mr. YAN Yong

Deputy Director and Research Fellow
Department of Palace Life and Imperial Ritual
The Palace Museum (Beijing)

Fellowship Project

Mr. Yan Yong spent four months at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C., U.S.A. where he conducted research on the museum’s collection of Chinese imperial textiles and court portraits of the Qing dynasty. Mr. Yan studied up to 80 Qing portrait paintings from the museum’s collection to gain an in-depth understanding of the Qing court costumes.


Mr. Yan Yong is currently Deputy Director and Research Fellow of the Department of Palace Life and Imperial Ritual at The Palace Museum, where he also serves as a member of the academic committee, Deputy Director of the Ming and Qing Production Technology Research Institute, and Secretary-General of the Ming and Qing Palace History Research Center. Mr. Yan graduated from the Archaeology Department of Jilin University in 1989 and the Qing History Research Institute of Renmin University of China in 2001. He joined The Palace Museum in 1989 and has since then been engaged in the preservation, display and research of ancient Chinese embroidered clothing. His main research focus is on Qing court costumes, ancient Chinese tapestry art, and embroidered textiles in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Mr. Yan is also the Secretary-General of the Textile Committee of the Chinese Society of Cultural Relics, Vice-Chairman of the Textile Committee of the Chinese Museum Association, and a committee member of the Shanghai Museum of Textile and Costume.

Selected Publication(s)


  • 嚴勇(主編)(2019)。《至尊華章—故宮博物院藏宮廷織繡服飾文物》。北京:故宮出版社。
  • 嚴勇(主編)(2017)。《明清宮廷史學術研討會論文集》。北京:故宮出版社。
  • 嚴勇(主編)(2017)。《地上的天宮—故宮博物院藏清代後妃皇子文物》。北京:故宮出版社。
  • 嚴勇(主編)(2017)。《天朝衣冠—故宮博物院藏清代宮廷服飾精品展》。北京:故宮出版社。
  • Yan, Y. (Ed.) (2016). The Palace Museum′s Essential Collections: Chinese Textiles And Embroideries. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Commercial Press.
  • 嚴勇(主編)(2015)。《普天同慶—清代萬壽盛典》。北京:故宮出版社。
  • 嚴勇(主編)(2010)。《清宮服飾圖典》。北京:紫禁城出版社。
  • 嚴勇(主編)(2005)。《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集—織繡書畫》。上海:上海科學技術出版社。
  • 嚴勇(主編)(2002)。《清史圖典•順治朝》。北京:紫禁城出版社。
  • 嚴勇(2015)。〈清代宮廷後妃服飾概述〉。載於《清代女性服飾展》。臺北:臺北歷史博物館。
  • 嚴勇(2013)。〈清代宮廷的刺繡藝術述析〉。載於《東亞刺繡藝術的歷史國際學術研討會論文集》。首爾:國立古宮博物館。
  • 嚴勇(2013)。〈清代宮廷服飾的種類及其特點〉。載於《國采朝章——清代宮廷服飾》。香港:香港歷史博物館。
  • 嚴勇(2011)。〈中國古代宮廷後妃的生活〉。載於《地上的天宮——北京故宮博物院展》。東京:東京美術館。
  • 嚴勇(2010)。〈試析韓希孟刺繡藝術的特點及其藝術成就取得之成因〉。載於《顧繡國際學術研討會論文集》。上海:上海書畫出版社。
  • Yan, Y. (2010). Imperial dress in the Qing dynasty. In Imperial Chinese Robes. London: Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • Yan, Y. (2010). Production process and imperial textile manufactories. In Imperial Chinese Robes. London: Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • 嚴勇(2010)。〈故宮博物院藏清代宮廷服飾述略〉。載於《清宮服飾圖典》。北京:紫禁城出版社。
  • 嚴勇(2006)。〈中國古代緙絲藝術的發展及特點〉。載於《經論無盡——故宮藏織綉書畫》。北京:紫禁城出版社。
  • 嚴勇(2005)。〈緙絲和刺繡的鑒識〉。載於張榮(主編),《中國工藝品雜項投資與鑑藏》。河南:大象出版社。

Journal articles

  • 嚴勇(2009)。〈試析清代帝后服飾的特點〉。《故宮學刊》,2009(5)。
  • 嚴勇(2009)。〈奪天孫之巧極機杼之工—宋代緙絲藝術的特點及成就〉。《故宮文物月刊》,313。
  • 嚴勇(2004)。〈古代中日絲綢文化的交流與日本織物的發展〉。《考古與文物》,1,65 – 72。
  • 嚴勇(2003)。〈清代的官營絲織業〉。《故宮博物院院刊》,2003(6),82 – 89。
  • 嚴勇(2001)。〈清入關前服飾制度的建立〉。《清史論叢》,1,82 – 89。