Assistant Professor

Prof. CHAN Pui, Pedith

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B.A., M.Phil (CUHK), PhD (SOAS, University of London)
3943 5270
Room 205, Leung Kau Kui Building

Introduction

Dr. Chan received her PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), and M. Phil from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She served as the assistant curator of Chinese Fine Arts at the Hong Kong Museum of Art (1996-1999) and taught at the City University for the BA programme Culture and Heritage Management (2010-2015). Her research interests center on the production and consumption of art and cultural heritage in modern and contemporary China. She is currently working on a project about the making of scenic attractions in modern and contemporary China.

Research Interests

Modern and contemporary Chinese art, Cultural production and consumption, Tourism and landscape, Hong Kong art

Courses Taught

Fall Term (2019-20):
CUMT 1000 Ways of Looking: Appreciation and Analysis of Art
CUMT 4007  Museum Studies

Spring Term (2019-20):
CUMT 2003 / CUMT 2013 / GENA2372  Art Institutions in Twentieth-Century China
CUMT 3001 Visual Arts Management

Research Grants / Projects / Awards

Grants         

2018-2021 RGC GRF Project (Project Title: The Making of Scenic China: The Tourism Industry and Visual Representations of Scenic Sites in Republican China) (30 months)
2017-2018 Direct Grant for Research (Project Title: Picturing the Mount Yandang: Yu Jianhua’s Travel Paintings and Concepts of Sketching), Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. (12 months)
2013-2016 Longitudinal Discovery-Enriched Curriculum Studies (36 months)
2013-2015 UGC Early Career Scheme (Project Title: The Production and Consumption of the Genre of Landscape Painting in Republican China) (36 months)
2012-2014 CityU Start-Up Grant (Project Title: Art in the Marketplace: Taste, Sale and Knowledge of Guohua) (24 months)
2011-2012 Quality Campus Life Fund (Project Title: 2012 Japan Study Tour)
2010-2011 Quality Campus Life Fund (Project Title: 2011 Italy Study Tour)

Awards

2017 Faculty of Arts Outstanding Teaching Award 2017, Faculty of Arts, CUHK
2011 ICAS Book Prize 2011 (Best PhD Humanities Short List), International Convention of Asia Scholars
2007 Chinese Student Award, Great Britain-China Educational Trust
2006 CCK Fellowships for PhD Dissertations, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
2005 Additional Fieldwork Award, SOAS, University of London
2005 Central Research Grant, University of London
2001 Art Scholarship, Friends of the Museum, Art Museum CUHK
2001 Oversea Research Grand, Graduate School, Chinese University of Hong Kong
1996 Ting Ying Yung Academic Award, Department of Fine Arts, CUHK


Publications

Books

2017

The Making of a Modern Art World: Institutionalisation and Legitimisation of Guohua in Republican Shanghai, China Studies Series 37, Leiden: Brill. (Find details in Brill)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

(forthcoming)

“In Pursuit of Rhythm and Spirit Resonance: The Art of Ding Yanyong (1902-1978)”, Arts of Asia.

2018

“In Search of the Southeast: Tourism, Nationalism, and Scenic Landscape in Republican China”, Twentieth-Century China, Johns Hopkins University Press.

2018 “Representation of Chinese Civilisation: Exhibiting Chinese Art in Republican China.” In Suzanne Macleod (ed.), The Future of Museum and Gallery Design, London: Routledge, pp. 71-85.
2017 “Chen Shih-Wen (1907-1984) and the Early Development of Tertiary Art Education in Hong Kong (陳士文與香港早期高等藝術教育).” In Tong Kam-tang (ed.), Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2016, Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong, pp. 14-27.
2014 “In the Name of Ink: the Discourse of Ink Art (因墨之名—水墨藝術的論述).” (bilingual) Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2013, Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong, pp. 94-126.

2014

“民國時期上海國畫社團研究(下).” (A Study of the Guohua Societies in Republican Shanghai) (reprint), 畫刊 (Art Monthly), 2014(6): 61-65.

2014

“民國時期上海國畫社團研究(上).” (A Study of the Guohua Societies in Republican Shanghai) (reprint), 畫刊 (Art Monthly), 2014(5): 62-66.

2013

“The Institutionalization and Legitimatization of Guohua 國畫: Art Societies in Republican Shanghai.” Modern China 39(5): 540-570.

2013

“民國時期上海國畫社團研究.” (A Study of the Guohua Societies in Republican Shanghai) In Dong Xiaoming (ed.), 第七屆深圳水墨論壇:青年水墨藝術 (The 7th Shenzhen Forum for Ink Painting: Ink Art of Young Artists), Shenzhen: Haitian Publishing House, pp.137-163.

2013 “Art in the Marketplace: Taste, Sale, and Transformation of Guohua in Republican Shanghai.” In Rui Oliveira Lopes (ed.) The Transcendence of the Arts in China and Beyond: Approaches to Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon: Centro de Investigacao e Estudos em Belas-Artes (CIEBA), Universidade de Lisboa, pp. 72-104.
2011 “Enjoying the Mountains and Streams: Travel Paintings by Prof. Johnson Chow.” (仁智之樂—周士心的紀遊山水) (bilingual) In Hong Kong Museum of Art (ed.) A Tranquil Heart in Art: Johnson Chow Su-sing, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Museum of Art, pp. 42-57.
2011 “以筆墨合天地:彭襲明(1908-2002)的山水藝術.” (Unifying Brush and Heaven: Peng Ximing’s (1908-2002) Landscape Painting) In Peng Ximing, 近現代中國畫名家:彭龔明 (The Art of Peng Ximing), Shanghai: Shanghai Shuhua chubanshe, pp. 5-15.

2011

“Picturing Contemporaneity: Reading Koon Wai-Bong’s Landscape Painting in the Hong Kong Context.” In Koon Wai Bong (ed.) Reworking the Classics: Koon Wai Bong, Hong Kong: Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, pp.230-50.

2006

“天人同師—彭襲明的山水藝術.” (Man and Nature as Models: The Landscapes of Peng Ximing) In Mok Kar Leung, Harold (ed.), 香港視覺藝術年鑑 2005 (Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2005), Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2006, pp. 15–36.

2003 “Revival of the Great Tradition: Wu Hufan’s (1894–1968) Landscape Painting.” In Mok Kar Leung, Harold (ed.),  學道揚塵:中國藝術史論文集 (Collection of Essays of Chinese Art History), Hong Kong: Fine Arts Department, CUHK, pp.139–162.

Book Reviews

2018

(Book review) on Michaela Pejčochová and Clarissa von Spee eds. Modern Chinese Painting & Europe: New Perceptions, Artists Encounters, and the Formation of Collections (Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag GmbH, 2017), in Arts of Asia, May-June 2018: 135-137.

Co-edited Exhibition Catalogues 

1999 

with Sunny Tang and et al. (eds.) The Cobra Movement—50 Years (jointly presented by the Provisional Urban Council, Hong Kong with the Consulates General of Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands in Hong Kong ; organized by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Cobra Museum for Modern Art, Amstelveen, the Netherlands). Hong Kong: Provisional Urban Council.

1998

with Sunny Tang and et al. (eds.) 謝稚柳、陳佩秋的藝術 (The Art of Xie Zhiliu and Chen Peiqiu), Hong Kong: Provisional Urban Council.

1997 with Sunny Tang and et al. (eds.), 從北京到凡爾賽 : 中法美術交流 (From Beijing to Versailles: Artistic Relations Between China and France), Hong Kong: Urban Council.

Other Publications

2016 “香港水墨:浮動身份的探索 (Hong Kong Ink: Exploring a Floating Identity)” in LEAP Magazine  (藝術界), pp. 162-71.
2013 “如此分工,這般結合:香港的藝術生態”, 字花 2013 (5)

2009

“The Dreamland of A Scholar-Painter: Landscape Paintings by Wan Qingli.” In Wan Qingli, “America the Beautiful”: Paintings by Wan Qingli (Exhibition March 19 through May 4, 2009), New York: E&J Frankel Ltd, pp. 23–5.

Invited Lectures and Conference Papers

2018 (Invited lecture) “Ink Art and Hong Kong Cultural Identity,” Local Culture Talk Series, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 27 Feb , 2018
2017 (Invited lecture) “Picturing Mount Yandang: Tourism, Landscape and Nationalism in Republican China.” The Urban History Research Group, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 4 July 2017
2018 “Visual Travelogue of Scenic Mountains: Yu Jianhua’s Travel Albums”, International Workshop of the French Association of Chinese Studies (AFEC) Chinese Objects and Their Lives, French Association of Chinese Studies, Paris, 15-16 June 2018.
2018 Respondent to Forum on Community Arts 2018: Community Arts Keywords, Centre for Cultural Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 17 March, 2018
2017 “Picturing Mount Yandang: Yu Jianhua’s Travel Paintings and Concepts of Sketching”, British Association for Chinese Studies Conference 2017, University of Glasgow, 7-9 Sept 2017. 
2017 “Marketing Cultural Product: The Canonisation and Legitimisation of Contempoary Ink in the Global Art Market.” Collaboration and Competition in the Cultural and Creative Industires, the USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry, Shanghai, 5-7 June 2017.
2016 “From Fan Shops to Auction Houses: The Canonisation and Legitimisation of Chinese Painting in the Global Art Market.” The Art Market in a Global Perspective, University of Amsterdam, 28-30 January 2016.
2015 “藝術管理:跨學科課程的實踐.” 藝術世界+社會創新, 中國藝術管理教育學會、廣州美術學院主辦, November 2015.
2015 “Representation of Chinese Civilisation: Exhibiting Chinese Art in Republican China.” The Future of Museum and Gallery Design, University of Leicester, November 2015.
2015 “The Construction of Chinese Nationalist Art History: The Writing and Presentation of Chinese Landscape Painting in Republican China.” ICAS 2015 Conference, 5-9 July 2015.
2015 “Landscape Aesthetics and the Consumption of Landscape Painting in Republican China.” Association for Asian Studies 2015 Conference, Chicago, 26-29 March 2015.
2014 “From Guohua to Ink Art: The Institutionalization and Classification of Art in Modern and Contemporary China.” The 16th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association, Hong Kong, 5-6 December 2014.
2014 “The Representation of China’s Natural Heritage: Nationalism, Tourism and Picturesque Landscape.” International Conference on “Modern China in Global Contexts, 1600-Present, Acadmia Sinica, Taiwan, 11-13 August 2014.
2014 “從國畫到水墨:中國藝術市場的機制.” (From Guohua to Ink Art: The Structure of the Art Market in China) 兩岸四地文化創意產業發展論壇暨兩岸文創本科學術聯盟會議, PRC, 13-15 June 2014.
2013 “民國時期國畫社團研究.” 第七屆深圳水墨論壇, Shenzhen, PRC, 3-4 December 2013.
2013 “Visual Representation of Regional Culture: The 1940 Exhibition of Guangdong Cultural Heritage.” ICAS 2013 Conference, Macau, 23-26 June 2013.
2013 “Landscape and Tourism: Visualising Scenic China in the Early Twentieth Century.” Encounters: Art and Artists of 20th-Century China, University of Hong Kong, 25 Feb 2013.
2012 “Tourism and Landscape: Visualising the Scenic China in the Early Twentieth Century.” Visualizing Asia in the Modern World, Visual Cultures Programme, MIT and Princeton University,11-12 May 2012.
2012 “Art in the Marketplace: Taste, Sale, and Transformation of Guohua in Republican Shanghai.” Face to Face: The Transcendence of the Arts in China and Beyond, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, 3-5 April 2012.
2012 “Landscape and National Identity: Visualising the Scenic Sites of Modern China in the 1930s.” The Seventh Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong, 2-3 March 2012.
2011 “Transposition of Art: Landscape Paintings Published in Cixue Jikan (Song Lyric Scholarship Quarterly).” Word and Image, East and West, School of Language and Cultures, Sydney University, 28-29 October 2011.
2011

“The Business of Art: Art Market in Shanghai during the 1930s.” The Joint Conference of the Association for Art Studies and the International Convention of Asia Scholar, Hawaii, 2011.