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XU Xiaodong

Associate Professor (by courtesy)

B.A. (PekingU); M.Phil., Ph.D. (CUHK)

Dr. Xu worked as keeper and researcher at the Palace Museum, Beijing from 2007 to 2013. Her research interests include history of Chinese jade, gold and silver, amber, imperial arts of the Ming and Qing dynasties and artistic interactions between ancient China and the West. She is currently Associate Director of the Art Museum, Associate Professor (by courtesy) of the Fine Arts Department, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, council member of the Chinese Cultural Society of Relics (jade).

  • MAJOR PUBLICATIONS

    Books

    1. (Commentary) Yu Ya (The Grace of Jades). Zhengzhou: Zhongzhou Guji Chubanshe, 2015.

    2. (Ed.) Classics of the Forbidden City: Jade in the Collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing: The Forbidden City Publishing House, 2014.

    3. Ancient Chinese Amber Art, Beijing: The Forbidden City Publishing House, 2011.

    4. Study on Liao dynasty Jade, Beijing: The Forbidden City Publishing House, 2003.

    5. (Catalogue entries) Noble Virtuosity: Imperial Jades of the Qing Dynasty from the Palace Museum. Macao: Macao Art Museum, 2012.

    6. (Catalogue entries) The Palace Museum ed. Essence of Natural: Cultures of Ancient Jade in China and Mexico. Beijing: Gugong chubanshe, 2012.

    7. (Ed.) Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum· Jade 8 Qing Dynasty. Beijing: The Forbidden City Publishing House, 2011.

    8. (Ed.) Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum· Jade 10 Qing Dynasty. Beijing: The Forbidden City Publishing House, 2011.

    9. (Catalogue entries) Peter Y. K. Lam ed. Celestial Creations: Art of the Chinese Goldsmith: The Chung Xun Tang Collections. Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005.

    10. (Article and catalogue entries) Jenny F. So ed. Noble Riders from Pines and Desert. Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2004.

    Articles

    1. “Exquisite Beauty: Mughal Jade.” New Perspective on Chinese Culture, no. 17 (Spring 2015), pp. 136-160.

    2. “The Mutual Impacts of Sino-Islamic Jade Carving Art during The 13th to 17th Centuries.” Palace Museum Journal, no. 1, 2015, pp. 55-69.

    3. “Appreciation, Imitation and Innovation- Jades in the Style of Archaic Objects during Qianlong Reign.” New Perspective on Chinese Culture, no. 16 (Winter 2014), pp. 149-154.

    4. “Qing Dynasty Jade Appreciation.” New Perspective on Chinese Culture, no. 15 (Autumn 2014), pp. 149-154.

    5. “Looking at Jao Tsung-I’s study on transportation in ancient China from ‘Gudai xiangyao zhi lu’ (The ancient path of fragrant medicine).” In Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong ed. Proceedings of International academic conference of the 2nd ‘Jao Tsung-I and Chinese studies’ and the 10th anniversary ceremony of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong, 2013), pp. 90-91.

    6. “Imitation of Ancient Jade of Qianlong Period of Qing Dynasty.” Collectors, September 2013, pp. 35-43.

    7. “The India Jeweled Artwork of the Imperial Qing Court.” Palace Museum Journal, June 2013, pp. 13-33.

    8. “Emperor Qianlong and Archaic Jades of the Qing Dynasty.” Cultural Relics World, May 2013, pp. 52-57.

    9. “Transition of Function of Ancient Chinese Jades.” The Palace Museum ed. Essence of Nature: Civilization of Ancient Jade in China and Mexico (Beijing: Forbidden City Publishing House, 2012), pp. 352-361.

    10. “Jotting on Four jinouyonggu Cups.” Forbidden City Journal, December 2012, pp. 88-99.

    11. “A Study of ‘She’, ‘She Style pei’ and ‘Banzhi’.” Palace Museum Journal, January 2012, pp. 49-66, 158.

    12. “Study on a Piece of Jade with Gold Inlay from Sunjiawan, Xi’an, Shaanxi: Its Dating, Provenance, and Function,’ Yang Jing and Jiang Weidong ed., Proceedings of the Conference on Ancient Chinese Jade and Traditional Culture, vol. 5, Hangzhou: Zhengjiang Guji Chubanshe, 2012.

    13. “Emperor Qianlong and Jade Ware of the Qing Dynasty.” Noble Virtuosity: Imperial Jades of the Qing Dynasty from the Palace Museum, Supplementary Catalogue (Macau: Macao Art Museum, 2012), pp.4-15.

    14. “The Gold Cup and Jade Candle for The Use of The Emperors of The Qing Dynasty on the first day of The lunar Year.” Collectors, July 2011, pp.53.

    15. “A Study on Hindustan and Hindustani Jades.” Journal of Gugong Studies vol. 7, no. 158 (June 2011), pp. 170-179.

    16. “Amber Art during Han and Tang Dynasties.” Collectors, May 2011, pp.25-30.

    17. “Amber Art in the Imperial Qing Court.” Cultural Relics, March 2011, pp. 79-89, 96.

    18. “Interaction of Painted Enamel Technique between the Imperial Court and the Locals during Kangxi and Yongzheng Periods.” The Palace Museum and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science ed., Imperial Court and the Locals: Technological Interaction during 17th to 18th Centuries (Beijing: Forbidden City Publication House, September 2010), pp. 277-335.

    19. “Amber and Its Fakes.” Collector, October 2010, pp. 79-84.

    20. “Transitional Ideas on the form of cong.” In Yang Jing and Jiang Weidong ed. Proceedings of the Conference on Ancient Chinese Jade and Traditional Culture, vol. 4 (Hangzhou: Zhengjiang guji chubanshe, 2012), pp. 79-84.

  • CURATORSHIP

    1. Jubilant Rams in Chinese Culture (Jointly organized by Art Museum, ICS, Department of Fine Arts, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 February-26 April, 2015.

    2. Simplicity and Splendour: Chinese Furniture from the Ming Dynasty to Early Republican Period. Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 9 January, 2015.

    3. Noble Horse in Chinese Culture: Celebrating the Year of the Horse (Jointly organized by Art Museum, ICS, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 28 January-16 March, 2014.

    4. (Content curating) Treasure Hall. The Palace Museum, Beijing, 2011-2013.

    5. (Coordinator) Imperial gold and silver from the Palace Museum Collection. The Palace Museum, Beijing, 27 April-29 July, 2012.

    6. Imperial Jades of the Qing Dynasty from the Palace Museum. Macao Museum of Art, Macao, 13 December, 2012-10 March, 2013.

    7. (Coordinator) Essence of Natural: Cultures of Ancient Jade in Ancient China and Mexico. The Palace Museum, Beijing, 16 August-16 November, 2011.

    8. (Coordinator) Celestial Creation: Art of the Chinese Goldsmith, the Cheng Xun Tang Collection. Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 9 November, 2006-25 February, 2007.

    9. (Coordinator) Noble Riders from Pines and Deserts. Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 25 October, 2004-20 February, 2005.

  • CONFERENCES

    1. “Amber in Ancient China: Meaning, Myth and Function.” “Baltic Amber across Time and Borders”, Latvia University, Riga, 19 – 22 September, 2014.

    2. “Looking at Jao Tsung-I’s study on transportation in ancient China from ‘Gudai xiangyao zhi lu’ (The ancient path of fragrant medicine).” “International Academic Conference of the 2nd ‘Jao Tsung-I and Chinese Studies’ and the 10th Anniversary Ceremony of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University Of Hong Kong.”, 9-10 December, 2013.

    3. “Emperor Qianlong and Archaic Jades.” “Conference of the 10 Years of Study of The Palace Museum”, 18-19 October, 2013.

    4. “Europe – China – Europe: The Communication of the Painted Enamel Craft in the 17th and 18th Century.” “Goods From the East: Trading Eurasia 1600-1830”, Warwick University, Venice, 10-15 January, 2013.

    5. “Discussion on the age, place of origin and function of gold pendant with white jades from Sunjiawan, Xian, Shaanxi.” “The Liangzhu Forum: the 3rd Chinese Jade Culture Center Annual Conference, and Academic Conference of Ancient Chinese Jades and Traditional Cultures,” Liangzhu Museum, 19-21 December, 2011.

    6. “Transitional Ideas on the form of cong.” “The Liangzhu Forum: the 3rd Chinese Jade Culture Center Annual Conference, and Academic Conference of Ancient Chinese Jades and Traditional Cultures” Liangzhu Museum, 17-18 December, 2011.

    7. “Although Met not Completely Recognized-A Study of the Jades Unearthed in IIZ1M21 of Niuheliang.” “International Conference on Hongshan Cultural Jades from Niuheliang, Chaoyang”, 23 July, 2007.

  • LECTURES / TALKS

    1. “On the Research and the Upcoming Exhibition of Hindustan Jades.” ICS Luncheon, 3 November, 2014.

    2. “Managing and preserving artifacts” “the 9th Summer Session in Daoist Culture and Management for Leaders”, jointly organized by Fung Ying Seen Koon and Centre for Studies of Daoist Culture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 9 July, 2014.

    3. “Archaistic Jade of the Qianlong Period.” “Art History at Lunch”, jointly organized by Art Museum and Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 18 October, 2013.

    4. “Gold Ornaments in Ancient China.” “Radiant Legacy: Ancient Chinese gold in the Mengdiexuan Collection”, co-organized by Hong Kong Central Library and Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 14 September, 2013.

    5. “Chinese art in bronze and pottery.” National Museum of Romanian History, 10 June, 2013.

    6. “Treasure Gallery and the Palace of Peace and Longevity.” Lingnan University, 08 November, 2013.

    7. “Emperor Qianlong and Jade Ware of the Qing Dynasty.” Macao Museum of Art, 13 December, 2012.

    8. “Gold Ware in Central Plain of China.” “Opening Conference of Radiant Legacy: Ancient Chinese Fold in the Mengdiexuan Collection”, jointly organized by Art Museum and Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 May, 2013.

    9. “The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum.” The Palace Museum, 13 April, 2013.

    10. “Jade Ware in Indian Mughal Empire and its spread to the East.” Department of Cultural Heritage and Museology, Fudan University, 8 November, 2011.

    11. “Style and Decorations of Jade Ware of the Qianlong Period.” China Central Academy of Fine Arts, 12 November, 2009.