Roslyn Hammers and Koon Yeewan join the Department, bringing it back to a full-time teaching staff of 5, and offering courses in Chinese art, Japanese art and Indian art. Together they lead a field trip to Taiwan. The first Shih Hsio-yen Distinguished Lecture in Art History is held, with Martin Powers of the University of Michigan as the invited speaker. The Department becomes part of the School of Humanities, losing its status as a Teaching Department, following the restructuring of the Faculty of Arts. Sandy Ng leaves the Department at the end of the academic year.
>> Dr. Hammers leads a group of students to the “Masterpieces of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy of the Jin, Tang, Song and Yuan Dynasties from the Palace Museum” at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.