News in 2020-2021
Congratulations to Dr Hammers and Dr Koon for their research has recently turned into publications! The Imperial Patronage of Labor Genre Paintings in Eighteenth-Century China by Roslyn Lee Hammers [Forthcoming] Routledge, 2021. This book examines the agrarian labor genre paintings based on the Pictures of Tilling and Weaving that were commissioned by successive Chinese emperors. This book analyzes the genre’s imagery and poems in their historical context, and explains how the paintings contributed to distinctively cosmopolitan Qing imagery that also drew upon European visual styles. Roslyn Lee Hammers argues that the technologically-informed imagery were not merely didactic imagery to [...]
As the University is continuing to transition back to normal levels of service, the Department Office and the Resource Centre (RC) will reopen on a regular schedule, Monday to Friday, 9am-1pm, 2pm-5:30pm. Department Office: Full access on 31 August and 1 September Limited access from 2 September to 4 September Resource Centre: Full access from 31 August onwards In order to reduce the risk of infection, our staff will have your temperature measured before you enter the RC. Students should also wear a mask inside.
Congratulations to both Dr. Chan and Dr. Sheng for awarding the Early Career Scheme Grants! The University Grants Committee (UGC) funded grants enable awarded professionals to carry out their research projects, and as academic outputs, their findings will be made available to a wider audience in forms of journal articles and/or other publications in the future. The two awarded on-going projects are: Ambitious Alignments: Female Emperors as Patrons of Buddhist Art in Early Japan Art, Women and Fantasies of ‘Homemaking’: Affective Domesticity, Embodied Habitation and Transcultural (Dis)identification
As the local outbreak of coronavirus has continued, the department is closing its office and the resource centre until further notice. In the meantime, our administrative staff will be working from home. For enquiries and special arrangements, please email our staff: (General enquiries) email@example.com (Resource Centre enquiries) firstname.lastname@example.org We will get back to you as soon as possible. Be cautious and stay positive!
With a recent spike in local cases of coronavirus, the Department General Office and the Resource Centre will operate on a reduced schedule until further notice. Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm We will take cautious measures to minimize the risk of infection. Our staff will have students' temperature measured before they enter the centre. Students should also wear a mask inside. With social distancing still in practice, we will keep the maximum number of students using our collection to 6 at a time.