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李蘊詩博士 (李蘊詩博士)

BSc (Brigham Young University, Hawaii, USA)
MBA (University of California, Riverside, California, USA)
MA (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA)
Ph. D. (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)


Contact Information

Office: LI-4723
Phone: 3442-6978
Email: sylvia.ws.lee@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Painters and the art market in the Ming to early Qing dynasties (eighteenth century)
  • Women painters in the Ming and Qing dynasties
  • Garden culture in the Ming and Qing dynasties

Dr. Lee received her PhD in 2011 and return to the Art Museum and the Fine Arts Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Post‐doctoral Fellow in 2015. Prior to returning to the department she taught as a Research Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Lee specializes in the history of Chinese women painters and garden culture in the seventeenth century.


Journal articles

  • "’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.


  • 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.)


  • "The Icon of Gardens: How Seventeenth-century Women Painters in Jiangnan Constructed and Developed their Public Personae and Artistic Identities." The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010.


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Art Museum and the Department of Fine Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Sponsored by the Bei Shan Tang Foundation, Hong Kong. January 2015–January 2017.
  • Visiting Fellowship at the Harvard Yenching Institute, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA. September 2009–January 2011.


Last updated: 14 November 2016