2014/2015 Fellows

J. S. Lee Memorial Fellows

Dr. LIU Qiang (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)
Dr. Liu is a Researcher of Library of Tsinghua University. Her research field and interest are the study of editions and bibliography, which her major research in recent years include the study of Qing imperial book collections. In 2006 / 2007, she was invited by the Harvard University as a visiting scholar to compile the catalogue summary of Chinese rare books for Harvard-Yenching Library. Dr. Liu has spent six months at the National Palace Museum (Taipei, Taiwan) to study the imperial collection of rare books Tianlu Linlang in Qian-Jia Period.


Mrs. Mei MEI RADO (Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York, U.S.A)
Mrs. Rado is a Ph. D. candidate in History of Decorative Arts at the Bard Graduate Center, New York. She specializes in late imperial Chinese textile and dress history. Her doctoral dissertation examines the changes in design, weaving and display of Qing imperial textiles under the European influence. She has spent six months at The Palace Museum (Beijing, China) to conduct research on Qing court production of European-style silks and tapestries during the eighteenth century and study the terminology and classification of Qing imperial textiles. She will also gain experience in textile-related curatorial and conservation work.


Ms. WANG Guanyu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
Ms. Wang is a 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 early Sino-Portuguese maritime trade ceramics. The study includes the production and trading of Chinese ceramics in Ming Dynasty, globalization in early time as well as the interaction of Chinese and Western materialistic civilization. She has spent five months at Museum of Mosteiro Santa Clara-a-Velha (Coimbra, Portugal) to conduct research on Chinese ceramics excavated from the site of royal monastery, and to assist in curating a special exhibition of early Sino-Portuguese maritime trade.


Ms. XU Zheng (China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China)
Ms. Xu currently serves as the Deputy Director of Collection and Exhibition Department of China National Silk Museum, mainly engages in the collection, research and curatorial work of ancient textile. Ms. Xu has spent four months at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, U.S.A.) to conduct research on the Museum's collection of Chinese sutra cover of Ming Dynasty.


Prof. XUE Longchun (Nanjing Arts Institute, Nanjing, China)
Prof. Xue is currently a Professor of Nanjing Arts Institute and he received his Ph. D. degree from the Institute in 2004. He was funded by the ACLS and Jiangsu Province Government in 2008 / 2009 and 2013 to conduct research at Boston University as a visiting scholar. Prof. Xue will spend four months at the National Palace Museum (Taipei, Taiwan) to study letters of literati of Ming and Qing Dynasties.


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