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Mr. LING Lizhong

Director and Curator
Department of Painting and Calligraphy
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai)

Fellowship Project

Mr. Ling Lizhong spent six 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 collections of calligraphy and paintings from Song to Qing and enriched the museum’s online resources with his research findings. During the fellowship, Mr. Ling made an important discovery by identifying the “Mu Furong Tu”, originally designated as an anonymous work from the Qing Dynasty, as a work of Wang Yuan from the Yuan Dynasty.


Mr. Ling Lizhong is currently Director of the Department of Painting and Calligraphy and Curator of the Shanghai Museum. He is also a Visiting Researcher at The Palace Museum Research Institute, and a Doctoral Supervisor at the China Academy of Art. Mr. Ling graduated from Shanghai University with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese painting and a master’s degree in fine arts. He has long been engaged in the connoisseurship and research of ancient Chinese paintings and calligraphy. Mr. Ling was a visiting scholar at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (2006), British Museum (2007), and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (2013).

He has participated in the curation of numerous exhibitions including “Dong Qichang and His Circle” (2006, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), “Against or Away: Artworks by Ming Loyalist in Early Qing Dynasty from the Collection of Shanghai Museum” (2009, Macao Museum of Art), “Telling Images of China: Narrative and Figure Paintings” (2010, Chester Beatty Library, Ireland), a special exhibition of the Wu Hufan painting and calligraphy collection (2015, Shanghai Museum) and other special exhibitions.

Selected Publication(s)


  • 凌利中(2017)。《王原祁題畫手稿箋釋》。上海:上海古籍出版社。
  • Ling, LZ, & McCausland, S. (Eds.). (2010). Telling images of china narrative and figure paintings, 15th – 20th century from the shanghai museum. New York: Scala Arts Publisher Inc.
  • 凌利中(2011)。〈「婁東畫派」研究三則〉。載於《山水正宗—故宮、上博珍藏王時敏、王原祁「婁東畫派」精品集》(頁148–167)。澳門:澳門藝術博物館。
  • 凌利中(2010)(主編)。《中國鑒藏家印鑒大全》。江西:江西人民美術出版社。

Journal articles

  • 凌利中(2019)。〈董其昌《各體古詩十九首》卷辨偽及作者考〉。《中國美術》,5。
  • 凌利中(2018)。〈趙孟頫相關研究二題〉。《故宮博物院院刊》,6。
  • 凌利中(2008)。〈文徵明散考〉。《上海博物館集刊》,11。