Past Theses


Women Making Art and Japan’s Electronic Age: Case Studies of Kubota Shigeko, Idemitsu Mako, and Mori Mariko
Cen, Yuan 岑元
Supervisors: Dr. Y.W. Koon, Dr. C.W. Chan

Ren Hang’s ‘Abject’ Photography: ‘Queer’ Bodies Beyond Boundaries 
Lai, Man Kit 賴文杰
Supervisor: Dr. V.K. Sheng


Negotiating Art and Commerce in William Alexander’s Illustrated Books on China
Zhu, Wenqi 朱文祺
Supervisor: Prof. G.M. Thomas


Art for the New Nation: the Rise of the Lingnan School in the 1920s and the 1930s
Liu, Yan Prynne 劉艷
Supervisor: Dr. Y.W. Koon


Britain’s Imagination: China-inspired Elements in the English Landscape Garden, c.1720-1870
Luo, Yi 羅易
Supervisor: Prof. G.M. Thomas


The Display of Chinese Art in Late 19th-century French Houses and Museums
Wong, Yuet Heng 黃悅行
Supervisor: Prof. G.M. Thomas

Pang Xunqin’s Wartime Paintings, 1937-1946
Yang, Qingkang 楊慶康
Supervisor: Prof. D.J. Clarke


Style, Identity, Genre: Inventing the Le Nain Brothers in Seventeenth-century Paris
Cheng, Y.S. Grace
Supervisor: Dr. O. Mansour

Representing the Literatus: Portraiture and Identity in Yuan Figure Painting
Leung, Ge Yau 梁芷柔
Supervisor: Dr. R.L. Hammers


The Joseon Fine Art Exhibition under Japanese Colonial Rule
Lee, Yoon Yung 이윤영
Supervisor: Dr. Y.W. Koon


Christian Faith in the Art of Wu Li (1632-1718)
Fung, Nok Kan Nicole 馮諾勤
Supervisor: Dr. Y.W. Koon

Envisioning Authority: The Mongol Imperium and the Yonglegong Mural Paintings and Architecture
Li, Chun Tung 李俊彤
Supervisor: Dr. R.L. Hammers


‘Strange Machines’ from the West: European Curiosities at the Qing Imperial Courts, 1644-1796
Braun, Stephanie Eva
Supervisors: Dr. Y.W. Koon (primary), Prof. G.M. Thomas

Fashioning Food in Impressionist Painting
Wong, Sau Mui Alice 黃秀梅
Supervisor: Prof. G.M. Thomas


Refuge and Empty Pavilions: Encountering Ni Zan (1306-1374)
Leung, Pui Yi 梁佩儀
Supervisors: Dr. R.L. Hammers (primary), Dr. C.D. Muir

A Reassessment of Donatello’s and Titian’s Penitent Magdalens and the Perspectives They Offer on Women and Religion in the Italian Renaissance Art and Society
Soden, Katie Jane
Supervisor: Dr. C.D. Muir


Art and the Taiping Rebellion
Ho, Yi Hsing Joan 何懿行
Supervisor: Prof. Q.L. Wan

Concepts of Realism in relation to the Landscape Paintings of John Constable
Kwok, Yin Ning 郭燕寧
Supervisor: Prof. G.M. Thomas

Transformation in the Aesthetics of Tea Culture in Japan
Maetani, Masumi 前谷真壽美
Supervisor: Dr. P.R. Stanley-Baker

Jewish Imagery and Orientalism in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century European Art
Tsang, Wing Yi 曾穎怡
Supervisor: Prof. G.M. Thomas


Dream, Pilgrimage and Dragons in the Kegon Engi Emaki (Illustrated Legends of the Kegon Patriarchs): Reading Ideology in Kamakura Buddhist Narrative Scrolls
Chen, Yuk Yue 陳玉茹
Supervisor: Dr. P.R. Stanley-Baker


The Shanghai Art College, 1913-1937
Zheng, Jie Jane 鄭潔
Supervisors: Prof. Q.L. Wan, Prof. G.M. Thomas, Prof. D.J. Clarke


Public Art in Hong Kong
Cheung, Wai Ting Stephanie 張慧婷
Supervisors: Prof. D.J. Clarke, Prof. G.M. Thomas

Indian Women Painters from the 1970s to the 1990s with Special Reference to the Work of Arpana Caur
Lalvani, Tasha
Supervisors: Dr. R. Ghose, Prof. G.M. Thomas

The Seal-Engraving Art of Deng Shiru (1743-1805)
Lau, Ho Man 劉浩敏
Supervisor: Prof. Q.L. Wan

Modern Dance Choreography in 1990s Hong Kong
Lau, Tin Ming 劉天明
Supervisor: Prof. D.J. Clarke

The Chinese Women’s Calligraphy and Painting Society: The First Women’s Art Society in Modern China
Leung, Mei Yin Doris 梁美賢
Supervisors: Dr. C.D. Muir, Dr. E.K. Lai

Ren Bonian’s Zhong Kui Paintings
Luk, Yu Ping 陸於平
Supervisors: Prof. Q.L. Wan, Prof. D.J. Clarke

Kayama Matazo’s Nihonga
Parlett, Shiori
Supervisor: Dr. P.R. Stanley-Baker


From Aestheticism to the Modern Movement: Whistler, the Artists Colony of St. Ives and Australia 1884-1910
Thomson, Jonathan Wyville
Supervisor: Prof. G.M. Thomas

Collecting and Picturing the Orient: China’s Impact on 19th Century European Art
Wong, Mei Kin Maggie 黃美堅
Supervisors: Prof. G.M. Thomas, Prof. D.J. Clarke


The Reception of Western Art History in Republican China
Feng, Huanian 馮華年
Supervisors: Prof. D.J. Clarke, Prof. Q.L. Wan

The Development of the Stars (Xingxing) Artists, 1979-2000
Fok, Siu Har Silvia 霍少霞
Supervisors: Prof. D.J. Clarke, Prof. Q.L. Wan


Words and Images in Contemporary Hong Kong Art, 1984-1997
Lai, Mei Lin Eliza 黎美蓮
Supervisor: Prof. D.J. Clarke

A Study of Kang Youwei’s (1858-1927) Guang Yizhou Shuangji
Lau, Chak Kwong 劉澤光
Supervisor: Prof. Q.L. Wan

The Spirit of Asobi as seen in Sotatsu’s Work
Packard, Keiko I.
Supervisor: Dr. P.R. Stanley-Baker

The Case of Wang Yiting (1867-1938): A Unique Figure in Early Twentieth Century Chinese Art History
Siu, Fun Kee 蕭芬琪
Supervisor: Prof. Q.L. Wan


Huishi Fawei: The Theoretical Writing of Tangdai (1673-after 1752)
Lam, Yick Ying Susan 林亦英
Supervisor: Prof. J.H. Chou

In Pursuit of Classical Professionalism: A Consistent Feature of Zhang Daqian and His Art
Law, Suk Mun Sophia 羅淑敏
Supervisor: Prof. Q.L. Wan

The Art of Guillermo Kuitca
Loayza-Lauffs, Mariana
Supervisor: Prof. D.J. Clarke

Xiao Yuncong (1596-1669) and His Landscape Paintings 蕭雲從及其山水繪畫
Szeto, Yuen Kit 司徒元傑
Supervisor: Prof. J.H. Chou

Feng Zikai’s (1898-1975) Manhua on the Theme of Children
To, Pui Yee Perry 杜培義
Supervisor: Prof. Q.L. Wan


Ritual Meaning of “Water and Land”: A Study of Buddhist Ceremonial Paintings of the Song and Yuan Dynasties
Maudsley, Catherine Ruth
Supervisor: Prof. Q.L. Wan


Sesshu and Chinese Academic Painting
Ng, Yuk Lan 吳玉蘭
Supervisor: Dr. P.R. Stanley-Baker


Hong Kong Art Photography: From the Beginnings to the Japanese Invasion of December 1941
Lai, Kin Keung Edwin 黎健強
Supervisors: Prof. D.J. Clarke, Prof. Q.L. Wan

Painting in Western Media in Early Twentieth Century Hong Kong
Lee, Sai Chong Jack 李世莊
Supervisors: Prof. D.J. Clarke, Prof. Q.L. Wan

Xu Beihong (1895-1953) and Western Influence: A Study of His Large-Scale History Paintings
Yeung, Yuk Ling Cecilia 楊玉玲
Supervisor: Prof. Q.L. Wan


The Development of Lu Shoukun’s Art
Chan, Flora Kay 陳鳳姬
Supervisor: Prof. H.Y. Shih

The Development of the Jingdezhen Kilns in the Yuan Dynasty
Yeung, Chun Tong 楊春棠
Supervisor: Prof. H.Y. Shih


Research on the Art of Zhu Ming with Special Focus on His ‘Taiji’ and ‘The Living World’ series
Lui, Shi Mun Patricia 呂詩敏
Supervisors: Dr. N. Corazzo, Prof. H.Y. Shih

The Study of Liao Ceramics
Mok, Kar Leung Harold 莫家良
Supervisor: Prof. H.Y. Shih

A Study of the Stone Sculptures of Dazu, Sichuan Province, with Special Reference to Dafowan at Baodingshan
Wong, Yin Fong Anita 黃燕芳
Supervisor: Mr. S.C. Chuang


A Study of Orchid Paintings in China: from the Sung to Ming Dynasties
Chui, Yin Har Eliza 崔嫣霞
Supervisor: Mr. S.C. Chuang