W. S. Sylvia Lee


Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Sep 2009 to Dec 2010

University Affiliation (Current)

University Affiliation

Current Research Projects and Interests: Ming dynasty garden culture; Art and economics; 17th century Chinese women painters

Recent Publications

Ed. Her Distinguished Brushwork: An Exhibition Featuring Paintings by the Seventeenth-Century Artist Li Yin. (Hong Kong: Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2017.)

“’Co-branding’ a Cainü and a Garden: How the Zhao Family Established Identities for Wen Shu and their Garden Residence, Hanshan.” Nan Nü: Men, Women, and Gender in Early and Imperial China 18, no. 1 (2016): 39-8.

“Orchid Paintings by Seventeenth-century Chinese Courtesans: Erotic Performances and Tokens of Seduction.” Harvard Asia Quarterly 16, no. 3 (2014): 31-41.

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