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CHEN Fong Fong, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong


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Dr. Chen Fong-fong teaches Chinese art history in the Department of Visual Studies at Lingnan University. She earned her Ph.D. in Chinese art history from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and her M.A. in Humanities from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. When she was a doctoral candidate, she was a visiting doctoral student at the University of Oxford, and a visiting scholar and J.S. Lee Memorial Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). She was previously an associate curator at the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) at the University of Hong Kong and interned at M+ and the CUHK Art Museum. Before joining Lingnan University, she was a lecturer in the Department of History at the Hong Kong Baptist University and her teaching engaged with archaeology, museum studies and cultural heritage.

Chen researches the history and theory of Chinese art, particularly Chinese painting and calligraphy. Her current research centers on representations of women and fashion in China from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries across mediums. Other research interests include photography, the transnational history of Chinese art, museum studies and Hong Kong art. Chen is interested in the interdisciplinary study and cross-cultural understanding of Chinese art and museums. Her research findings have been presented in numerous international conferences, public talks, and guest lectures, and published in Ming-Qing Yanjiu, edited volumes, and exhibition catalogues. Her curatorial practice has included “Multiple Encounters” in collaboration with Yang Fudong (BAMPFA, 2014), “Tradition to Contemporary: Ink Painting and Artistic Development in 20th-Century China” (UMAG, 2018), and “Silent Voices” (1a Space, 2020).

With funding support from the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, she has recently started a new research project on Hong Kong landscapes and the art of Qing loyalists.

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Chinese painting and calligraphy, Qing court art, fashion history, gender and sexuality, museum studies, Hong Kong art, world’s fairs

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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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