2018/2019 Fellows

J. S. Lee Memorial Fellows

Dr. Chan Kwun Nam (Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
Dr. Chan received his Ph.D. from the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is currently the Research-Assistant Curator (Painting and Calligraphy) in the Art Museum, CUHK, having a research interest in Ming, Qing and Modern Chinese calligraphy and painting, including the relation between Chinese poem and painting, and the history of connoisseurship and collections. His recent research focuses on Lanting artifacts and works of Dong Qichang in the collection of the Art Museum, CUHK. He will spend seven months at the Princeton University Art Museum (New Jersey, U.S.A.) to study the colophons and inscriptions on the collection of Song and Yuan painting and calligraphy, as well as Ming and Qing letters. He will also engage in the Museum exhibition projects and receive curatorial training.


Dr. Peng Ying-chen (American University, Washington D.C., U.S.A.)
Dr. Peng is an Assistant Professor of Chinese art history at American University, Washington D.C. She specializes in late imperial and modern Chinese material culture, with a focus on gender issues and the global interaction of craft art during the 19th and 20th centuries. She has published articles on the art patronage of Empress Dowager Cixi and curated an exhibition on Cixi's art from the collections of Summer Palace, Beijing. Dr. Peng is currently writing a book manuscript on the collecting of Asian art in mid-19th century America. She will spend seven months at the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) to study the collections of Asian ceramics in the Museum as well as in the region to explore the role European Asian art collection played in the formative era of American connoisseurship of Asian art.


Dr. Qi Xiaoqing (Dunhuang Research Academy, Dunhuang, China)
Dr. Qi is currently the Associate Research Fellow in Dunhuang Research Academy, with research focus on foreign influences on Dunhuang Grotto Arts, particularly the impacts of Sogdian group as well as contribution and influences of Central Asian art. Dr. Qi will spend six months at The British Museum (London, U.K.) to research and to identify Sogdian donors' inscriptions, exploring the potential linkage between works at Dunhuang Cave and grotto murals. She will also study Dunhuang collections in London during her time in the U.K. Besides, she will advise The British Library on the Dunhuang collection database to refine the database information and to improve related data search.


Dr. ZHANG Jianyu (Renmin University of China, Beijing, China)
Dr. Zhang is currently the Associate Professor of the Renmin University of China. He received his Ph.D. in art history from Tsinghua University in 2011. His research focuses on the history of Chinese art, particularly the Buddhist art in Medieval China, the Sino-foreign art exchange along the Silk Route, and Chinese traditional painting and calligraphy. He is currently engaged in the research on Hebei school Buddhist sculptures, Buddhist narrative images, and the Lotus Sutra art in Song Dynasty. He will spend ten months at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, U.S.A) to conduct research on Tang and pre-Tang Chinese Buddhist sculptures, and to work with the Museum in re-installing the Chinese Buddhist sculpture gallery as well as assisting the curating of related exhibitions.


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