Sim Hinman WAN

Visiting Assistant Professor 客座助理教授

Email: shinmanw@hku.hk
Office: Room 10.24, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

BArch California Polytechnic State University, MArch University of Washington, PhD University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Wan’s research interest is in the architecture, urban design, and visual culture of the early modern world. His PhD thesis, titled Intertwined Genealogies: Dutch, Chinese, and Colonial Indonesian Architecture of Philanthropy, 1640-1740, has received awards from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that recognise international and interdisciplinary scholarship. He was previously lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Washington. At the University of Hong Kong, he teaches courses on architecture and Renaissance-Baroque art with a global perspective.

Global Early Modern Art and Architecture

Dutch representation of Chinese and Islamic urbanisation in 17th-century Indonesia

Current Courses

ARTH2025 The art of the Baroque ca. 1560-1720

ARTH2072 Western architecture from Antiquity to Enlightenment

ARTH2077 The European city in the early modern world

ARTH4004 Perspectives in art history

Past Courses

ARTH2012 Italian Renaissance art and architecture

ARTH2013 Northern Renaissance art

ARTH2081 Art history and its methods

ARTH4003 Perspectives in Western art

ARTH7006 Seminar in Western art, 15th-18th centuries

Reaching beyond HKU