Sim Hinman WAN

Visiting Assistant Professor 客座助理教授

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

FINE2012 Italian Renaissance art and architecture

FINE2013 Northern Renaissance art

FINE4004 Perspectives in art history

FINE7006 Seminar in Western art, 15th-18th centuries

Past Courses

FINE2025 The art of the Baroque ca. 1560-1720

FINE2072 Western architecture from Antiquity to Enlightenment

FINE2081 Art history and its methods

FINE4003 Perspectives in Western art

Reaching beyond HKU