BA, MA University of Oxford; MFA, PhD Princeton University

Professor Stanley-Baker obtained his PhD from Princeton University. His research and publications centered around 15th century Japanese ink painting in relation to Chinese painting, Japanese narrative painting, and Japanese garden history. He is a joint editor, and major contributor in a multi-authored book, titled Reading the Tale of Genji: its picture-scrolls, texts and romance. He also directed the Department’s FAIVA digital art database project.


Japanese Art and Architecture, Chinese Art

Selected Publications

Reading the Tale of Genji: its picture-scrolls, texts and romance. Folkestone, UK: Global Oriental, 2009.

“Mythic and Sacred Gardens in Medieval Japan: Sacral Mediation in the Saihôji and Rokuonji Gardens,” in Sacred Gardens and Landscapes: Ritual and Agency, ed. Michel Conan, 115-152. Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2007.

Richard Stanley-Baker @ HKU

Prof. Stanley-Baker at the “Exhibition of Huang Po Chan/Obaku Zen Calligraphy and Painting”

Prof. Stanley-Baker and Prof. Wan with visiting scholar Prof. Lang Shaojun and students

Project @ HKU
The digitalization of slides – Fine Arts Interactive Visual Archive (FAIVA)