Hui-shu Lee

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CHINESE ART

Ph.D. Yale University, 1994
Phone 310-825-5553
Email hslee@humnet.ucla.edu
Office Dodd Hall 226A

BIOGRAPHY

Hui-shu Lee received her doctorate degree from Yale University in 1994 after first studying at National Taiwan University and working in the National Palace Museum. Her field of specialization is Chinese painting and visual culture in the pre-modern era, with a particular focus on gender issues. She also works extensively on representations of place, cultural mapping, and garden culture. Among her publications are Exquisite Moments: West Lake & Southern Song Art (New York: China Institute, 2001) and Empresses, Art, and Agency in Song Dynasty China (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010). She is currently working on two book projects: transference of gender persona in Chinese painting and representations of West Lake in visual culture of the post-Song era.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Exquisite Moments: West Lake & Southern Song Art (New York: China Institute, 2001)
  • Empresses, Art, and Agency in Song Dynasty China (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010)

 

SELECTED COURSES TAUGHT, UNDERGRADUATE

  • AH 56B: Chinese Art
  • Art and Material Culture in Late Imperial China, Art in Modern China
  • Gardens in Chinese Art and Culture
  • Undergraduate Seminar: Topics on Contemporary Chinese Art
  • Topics on Chinese Garden
  • Ai Weiwei and the Art of Social Media
  • Yuan-ming-yuan: the Garden of Perfect Brightness

 

SELECTED COURSES TAUGHT, GRADUATE

  • Reading Chinese Paintings: Theories and Practice
  • Topics on Gender and Female Agency
  • Agency of Art in China
  • Art Collecting, Taste, patronage and Display
  • Method of Calligraphy

 

SELECTED LINKS

UCLA Center for Chinese Studies