David J. CLARKE 祈大衛

Honorary Professor 名譽教授

Email: dclarke@hku.hk

BA, PhD University of London

Professor Clarke obtained his PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. Until his retirement from HKU in June 2017, Prof. Clarke taught modern and contemporary art history and theory, with a particular emphasis on the art of Europe, America and Asia. Prof. Clarke’s scholarly articles have been published in journals such as Art History, Art Journal, Journal of American Studies, Oriental Art, Public Culture, The American Journal of Semiotics, Art Criticism, Postcolonial Studies, Journal of Visual Culture, Early Music and Third Text. Prof. Clarke is the founder and academic director of the Hong Kong Art Archive. He is also active as a visual artist, and particularly as a photographer.


The art of Europe, North America and China from the eighteenth century to the present day

Selected Publications

China-Art-Modernity: A Critical Introduction to Chinese Visual Expression from the Beginning of the Twentieth Century to the Present Day. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2019.

Interruptions (co-author with Xu Xi). Hong Kong: University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, 2016.

Chinese Art and its Encounter with the World. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011.

Water and Art. London: Reaktion Books, 2010.

Hong Kong x 24 x 365: A Year in the Life of a City. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2007.

Reclaimed Land: Hong Kong in Transition. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2002.

Hong Kong Art: Culture and Decolonization. London: Reaktion Books, 2001.

Modern Chinese Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Art and Place: Essays on Art from a Hong Kong Perspective. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1996.

The Influence of Oriental Thought on Postwar American Painting and Sculpture. New York: Garland Publishing, 1988.

Modern Art: A Graphic Guide. London: Camden Press, 1987.


HKU Scholars Hub research page

Projects @ HKU
HKU Faculty of Arts 90th Anniversary project – The Hong Kong Art Archive
Hong Kong in Transition: 1995-2020 – An open access photographic archive for anyone interested in Hong Kong and its history
Reaching beyond HKU