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WAN Chui Ki Maggie

Head, Graduate Division of Fine Arts; Associate Professor

B.A. (CUHK); M.A. (SOAS); D. Phil. (Oxon)

Prof. Maggie Wan graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She then received her M.A. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She obtained her D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, specialising in Chinese art history. Prof. Wan taught in the City University of Hong Kong before joining the Department of Fine Arts, CUHK, in 2007. She teaches courses including the History of Chinese Ceramics, Religious Art of China, and Appreciation of Chinese and Western Art. Her research focuses mainly on the history of Song to Qing ceramics and Daoist art and relics. She was the Principal Investigator of several research projects including “The Evolution of Daoist Hagiographic Illustration in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties” (CUHK 455310) and “Frontispieces to the Ming Daoist Canon: Formation, Edition and History” (CUHK 451513). She received the Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education 2010 and the Young Researcher Award 2012, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  • MAJOR PUBLICATIONS

    Books:

    1. (Catalogue entries) Lai Suk-yee ed., Enlightening Elegance: Imperial Porcelain of the Mid to Late Ming, The Huaihaitang Collection. Hong Kong: Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012, cats. 28, 29, 37, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71.

    2. (Co-ed.) Chan Yuk-keung, Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2008. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2009.

    3. (Co-ed.) Chan Yuk-keung, Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2007. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008.

    4. (Catalogue entries) Yau Chi On and Yau Hok Wa eds., The Studio and the Altar: Daoist Art in China. Hong Kong: Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008, cats. III:09、10、11、12、IV:04、06、07、18、19、28、V:02、03、04.

    5. Department of Fine Arts at 50 The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007.

    6. (Co-ed.) Cheng Pei-kai & Li Guo, The Proceedings of the International Conference of Chinese Ceramics and Maritime Trade, 12th-15th Century. Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Co. (HK) Ltd., 2005.

    7. (Co-ed.) Cheng Pei-kai, Li Guo, Wong Wai Yee, China Westward: Bibliography and Research Guide: Chinese Porcelain and East-West Maritime Trade, 12th to 15th C. Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Co. (HK) Ltd., 2005.

    8. (Co-authored) Cheng Pei-kai, Li Guo, Wong Wai Yee, China Westward: Chinese Export Ceramics from 12th C. to 15th C. Hong Kong: Chinese Civilization Centre, City University, 2003.

    Articles:

    1. 〈《道藏》扉畫的版本、構成與圖像研究〉,《國立臺灣大學美術史研究集刊》2017 第43期(已通過,待刊)。

    2. 〈明代道經圖像與科儀的互動──以《度人經》為例〉,載复旦大學文史研究院編:《圖像與儀式:中國古代宗教史與藝術史的融合》(北京:中華書局,2017),頁259-279。

    3.  “Chapter 15: Enshrining the Dark Troops: The Printing of Daoist Books in the Early Ming Dynasty,” in Craig Clunas and Jessica Harrison-Hall ed., Ming China: Courts and Contacts, 1400-1450(London: British Museum Press, 2016, pp. 134-142.

    4.  “Daoist Scripture Frontispieces and Their Archetypes,” Religion and The Arts20 (2016), pp. 197-230.

    5. “Daoist Image and Its Efficacy: The Frontispieces to the Wanli Emperor’s Yushu jing.” Artibus Asiae, vol. 75, no.1, 2015 (forthcoming).

    6. “Interactions between Daoist Rituals and Scriptural Illustrations in the Ming dynasty—A Case Study of the Duren jing.” In Deng Fei ed. Proceedings of the Conference of Ritual and Image: The Integration of Chinese Religion and Art (Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 2015) accepted and forthcoming.

    7. “Research on the Ming Daozang Edition of the Sancai dingwei tu: A Daoist Cosmological Pantheon in the Reign of the Northern Song Emperor Huizong.” Taida Journal of Art History, vol. 33, 2012, pp. 113-162, 344.

    8. “Grotto-heavens in West Park: Daoist Motifs on Jiajing Imperial Porcelains.” In Lai Suk-yee ed. Enlightening Elegance: Imperial Porcelain of the Mid to Late Ming, The Huaihaitang Collection,” (Hong Kong: Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012), pp. 42-61.

    9. (Co-authored) Cheng Pei-kai, Li Guo, Yu Kwan-ngok, Fan Mengyuan, “Cultural Significance of Ceramics Excavated from Northwest Region of Hong Kong,” Cultural Relics of the East 45, 2012, pp. 23-34.

    10. (Co-authored) Cheng Pei-kai, Li Guo, Leung Po-lau, Wong Wai Yee, Fan Mengyuan, “Excavated Ceramics as Hong Kong History: Tuen Mun and Yuen Long from 9th to 15th Century,” Studies of Underwater Archaeology 1 (Aug 2012), pp. 219-254.

    11. (Co-authored) Cheng Pei-kai, Li Guo, Yu Kwan-ngok, Fan Mengyuan, “Archaeological Study of Ceramics in Hong Kong and Export Trade from the 9th to 15th Century,” Fujian Wenbo, no.2, 2011, pp. 19-31.

    12. “Daoist Woodblock Prints: A Study of the Illustrations and Dating of the Glossed Yushu Baojing Collected in the British Library,” Daoism: Religion, History and Society 2, 2010, pp. 135-183.

    13. “Building an Immortal Land: The Ming Jiajing Emperor’s West Park,” Asia Major 3rd series, vol. 22, part 2, 2009, pp. 65-99.

    14. “Jiajing Emperor and His Auspicious Words,” Archives of Asian Art 57, 2008, pp. 95-120.

    15. “Jiajing Official Porcelain and Daoist Belief of the Court: A Case Study of the Eight Tragrims,” in Li Song ed., New Discussion on Daoist Art—Proceedings of the First International Conference on Daoist Art (Jinan: Shandong Meishu Chubanshe, 2008), pp. 378-387.

    16. “Motifs with an Intention: Reading the Eight Trigrams on Official Porcelain of the Jiajing Period (1522-1566),” Artibus Asiae, vol. LXIII, no. 2, 2003, pp. 191-221.

  • CONFERENCES

    1.〈聖俗之間:從道教扉畫探索宗教圖像的性質與功能〉,發表於「中國藝術史學會第一屆年會暨『中國藝術史研究國際學術研討會』」,中國藝術史研究會與深圳博物館主辦,22-23/10/2016。

    2. ‘“Named Figures” in Frontispieces for Daoist and Buddhist Scriptures.’ A paper presented in the panel “Cross-Cuts: New Approaches to Religious Blockprints in China and Beyond, 11th -17th Centuries” in the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference at Seattle, 31/3-3/4/2016.

    3. “Enshrining the Dark Troops: The Printing of Daoist Books in the Early Ming Dynasty.” Paper presented in “Ming: Courts and Contacts, 1400-1450” organized by the British Museum, London, 9-11 October, 2014.

    4. “Daoist Scriptural Frontispieces and Their Archetypes: Imitation, Deviation and Creation.” Paper presented in “Spiritual and Artistic Interactions. Religion and the Arts in Global Asia” organized by International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization, Fudan University, Shanghai, 16-18 June, 2014.

    5. “Tapping into Divine Power: The Visualization of Thunder Gods in Daoist Scriptures of the Ming Dynasty.” Paper presented in “Thoughts and Things in China: International Conference in Honour of Jessica Rawson” organized by the British Museum, London, 14-15 June, 2013.

    6. “Icons, Texts and Rituals: Frontispieces of the Yushu jing in the Ming Dynasty.” Paper presented in the workshop “Icons, Charts and Talismanic Scripts: Daoist Visual Culture A Workshop at Dartmouth College” organized by Arts & Sciences Faculty, Dartmouth College, USA, 22-24 May, 2012.

    7. “The Production and Agency of Daoist Scriptural Illustrations in the Ming Dynasty.” Paper presented in “Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference 2012” organized by Association for Asian Studies at Toronto, Canada, 15-18 March, 2012.

    8. “Interactions between Daoist Rituals and Scriptural Illustrations in the Ming dynasty—A Case Study of the Duren jing.” Paper presented in Conference of “Ritual and Image: The Integration of Chinese Religion and Art” organized by National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai, 3-4 December, 2011.

    9. “Research on the Ming Daozang Edition of the Sancai dingwei tu.” Paper presented in “International Conference on the Studies of Song Daoism” organized by the Centre for Studies of Daoist Culture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 22-23 September, 2011.

    10. “Daoist Woodblock Prints: A Study of the Illustrations and Dating of the Glossed Yushu Baojing Collected in the British Library.” Paper presented in “International Conference on Daoism 2009: New Approaches to the Study of Daoism in Chinese Culture and Society” jointly organized by Centre for Studies of Daoist Culture and École française d’ExtrêmeOrient at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 26-28 November, 2009.

    11. “Daoist Appropriation of the Bixia yuanjun: Sources of Images in a late Qing Pictorial Hagiography of the Goddess of Miaofeng shan.” Paper presented in “The Fifth International Daoist Studies Conference” jointly organized by Yunyang Teachers’ College, China and Department of History, Rutgers University at Wudangshan, Hubei, 18-22 June, 2009.

    12. “Religious Motifs on Jiajing Porcelain and Lacquer and the Daoist Belief of the Court.” Paper presented in “Homage to Laozi—Report on the First International Conference of Daoist Art History in China,” organized by Xi’an Academy of Art, Xi’an, 11-14 May, 2007.

    13. “A Study of Daoist Religion in Qing-Dynasty Jiangsu through a Daoist Painting in the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.” Paper presented in “Daoism in Action: International Conference on Daoist Studies, Grand Daoist Jiao Ceremony,” jointly organized by The Hong Kong Taoist Association, The Hong Kong Institute of Education and The Yuen Yuen Institute at Hong Kong Institute of Education, 21-25 November, 2007.

    14. “Setting an Immortal Stage: The Daoist Subject Matters of Official Porcelains in the Jiajing Court.” Paper presented in “Third International Conference: Daoism and Contemporary World–Daoist Cultivation in Theory and Practice,” jointly organized by Department of Asian Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Medical Association for Qigong Yangsheng, Bonn, and Societas Medicinae Sinensis, Munich at Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany, 25-28 May, 2006.

    15. “Research Report: A Case Study of Chinese Ceramics Excavated from Prasat Suor Prat, Cambodia.” Paper presented in International Conference “Chinese Export Porcelain and Maritime Trade, 12th-15th Century” organized by Chinese Civilisation Centre, City University of Hong Kong, 24-25 June, 2004.

  • TALKS / LECTURES

    1. 〈明中晚期皇室與貴族的瓷器使用文化〉,《窯火天工:香港中文大學文物館藏歷代陶瓷展精選講座系列》,香港中文大學文物館主辦,9/5/2017。

    2. 〈天開壽域:從讀《金籙御典文集》再思嘉靖宮廷的物質遺存〉,《复旦文博講堂古代藝術與文化遺產系列講座之八》,發表於上海复旦大學博物館,20/4/2017。

    3. 〈《道藏》扉畫的構成與明代晚期的道教視覺文化〉,《道教藝術系列講座》,北京中央美術學院研究生院,16/3/2017。

    4. 〈《道藏》扉畫的版本、構成與歷史〉,《复旦文博講堂古代藝術與文化遺產系列講座之七》,發表於上海复旦大學博物館,7/3/2017。

    5. 〈聖俗之間:明清道經扉畫〉,《道外道內──清代道教經典及科儀經籍展覽》講座之一,香港中文大學道教文化研究中心及香港中文大學圖書館主辨,7/5/2016。

    6. Co-presented with Chan, Kam Shing: “Black Glaze and Black Slip Ware in the Song Dynasty.” Lecture and demonstration for the Friends of the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre Ceramics Studio, 20 April, 2015.

    7. Co-presented with Chan, Kam Shing: “Blue and White: Porcelain from the Yuan to the Early Qing Dynasty.” Lecture and demonstration for the Friends of the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre Ceramics Studio, 10 November, 2014.

    8. “Pictorial Tradition and Religious Efficacy of Daoist Scripture Frontispieces: A Study of Two Versions of the Wanli Emperor’s Yushu jing.” Public lecture for “Seminar of the National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University,” Fudan University, 19 June, 2014.

    9. “Daoist Woodblock Prints: Interaction between Images, Texts and Rituals.” Public lecture for the exhibition “Best Wishes for the Family: Traditional Chinese Woodblock Prints from the Collections of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum” at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 9 November, 2013.

    10. “Pictorial Tradition and Religious Function of Daoist Scripture Frontispieces: A Study of Two Versions of the Wanli Emperor’s Yushu jing.” Public lecture for “Workshop on Daoist Studies (16)” at the Centre for the Studies of Daoist Culture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 25 September, 2013.

    11. “Pursuing the Dao in West Park: Jiajing Court Porcelain and Daoist Ritual.” Public lecture for the exhibition “Enlightening Elegance: Imperial Porcelain of the Mid to Late Ming, The Huaihaitang Collection” at Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2 March, 2013.

    12. “Image and Power: Visual Representations of Gods in Daoist Scriptures.” Public lecture at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 23 May, 2012.

    13. “16th Century Ceramics and Daoism in Chinese Ceramics 16th to 19th Century.” Lecture organized by Friends of the Art Museum at the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, December 2010.

    14. “Chinese Ceramics.” Lecture for the Friends of the Art Museum at the Art Museum, CUHK, 15 May, 2010.

    15. “Treasures of the Kilns: Ceramics from the Bei Shan Tang Collection.” Public lecture for “Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Gifts of Chinese Art” at the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 19 December, 2009.

    16. “Essences from the Famous Kilns: Porcelain Technology and Culture of the Song, Yuan and Ming Periods.” Lecture organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong SAR Government, 18 September, 2009.

    17. “Taoist Art and Chinese Culture.” Lecture for “Interfaith Colloquium on Taoism” organized by Mayknoll fathers and Brothers, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 3 December, 2008.

    18. “Auspicious Words on Sixteenth Century Official Porcelains and Lacquer Wares.” Lecture for The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, 29 July, 2008.

    19. “Daoist Gods in Chinese Art.” Lecture for the Friends of the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 26 March, 2008.

    20. “Chinese Ceramics and Daoism / Ritual / Religion.” Paper presented in “Seminar with Prof. James Watt: Making and Studying Porcelain, East and West” organized by Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 11 December, 2007.

    21. “Imperial Porcelain and Court Life of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.” Lecture for “International Asian Antique and Art Fair Hong Kong” organized by Art & Antique International Fair Ltd., 27 May, 2007.

    22. “The Ideas Made Ceramics: Religious Ideas behind Some Sixteenth-Century Ceramic Double Gourds.” Paper presented in “Colloquium of “Kolloquium für Examenskandidaten Wintersemester 2001/2002” at University of Heidelberg, Germany, 22-24 November, 2001.

  • RESEARCH PROJECTS

    1. Principal Investigator, (Canton Enamels in the Qing Dynasty清代廣琺瑯硏究, Reference no. 14610516), (Research Grants Council GRF), 1/1/2017 – 31/12/2020.

    2. Principal Investigator, (Frontispieces to the Ming Daoist Canon: Formation, Edition and History; Reference no. 451513), (Research Grants Council GRF), 20/12/2013 – 19/12/2015.

    3. Principal Investigator, (The Art and Religion of the Jiajing Court (1522-1566): A Study of Pictures and Paintings; Reference no. 2010373), (Direct Grant for Research, CUHK), 16/1/2012 – 15/7/2013.

    4. Principal Investigator, (The Evolution of Daoist Hagiographic Illustration in the Yuan and Ming Dynastie; Reference no. 455310), (Research Grants Council GRF), 1/1/2011-30/6/2013.

    5. Principal Investigator, (A Study of the Hagiographic Illustrations in the Ming Daoist Canon; Reference no. 2010324), (Direct Grant for Research, CUHK), 1/4/2009 – 31/3/2010.

    6. Co-investigator, (Hong Kong Visual Arts Year Book 2008; Reference no. AL07682), (Hong Kong Arts Development Council), 1/1/2009 – 30/6/2009.

    7. Co-investigator, (Hong Kong Visual Arts Year Book 2007; Reference no. AL07470), (Hong Kong Arts Development Council), 1/1/2007 – 31/12/2008.

  • ESTEEM ITEMS

    1. Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education, 2011

    2. Young Researcher Award 2012 – Faculty of Arts, CUHK, 2013