Board of Advisors


Fu Shen was born in 1937 and move to Taiwan with his parents since 1948. He graduaded from National Taiwan Normal University and received his Master and Ph.D.  in Princeton University. In 1965 , he was Researche Fellow in National Palace Museum. Since 1979, He was appointed as Senior Curator in Chinese Art at the Sackler and Freer galleries for over 14 years. From 1975 to 1979, he was appointed as associate professor in Yale University and later became Professor in Graduate Insitute of Art History in National Taiwan University, Taipei,  etc.

Prof. Fu is knowledgeable about Chinese calligraphy , history of Chinese painting and Connoisseurship of calligraphy and painting. In 1973, Marilyn Wong and he published Studies in connoisseurship: Chinese paintings from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection in New York and Princeton. In 1977, he published Traces of the Brush筆有千秋業, the most important Chinese calligraphy exhibition in that period of America; In 1981, Hironobu Kohara古原宏伸 and he published To Kisho no shoga董其昌の書画(Dong qichang's Calligraphy and Paintings); In 1983-85, Prof. Fu and Yujiro Nakata中田勇次郎 published Ō-Bei shūzō Chūgoku hōsho meisekishū 歐美收藏中國書法名跡集he also wrote Catalogues like Challenging the Past: The Paintings of Chang Dai-chien血戰古人──張大千回顧展in 1991 and The World of Chang Dai-chien張大千的世界in 1998.

Prof. Fu has joined several important debate on Chinese Art History. In early year, he debated with Xu Fuguan徐復觀 in the authenticity of Fuchunshanjutu富春山居圖. Also, He criticised James Cahill in 1991 and was adamant that Xian Tu溪岸圖(Riverbank) was not a reproduction. Moreover, The discussion between him and Prof. Li Yuzhou李郁周 of Zixu Tie自敍帖 of Huai Su懷素 beginning in 2004 also marked as an important reference case in connoisseurship of calligraphy and painting. With the later discovery of a fragment of another copy of Zixu Tie in Japan, he redefined it as a copy in Northern Song period originally and agreed that it is not an artwork directly created by Huai Su. All the publications show that Prof. Fu underlines the significance of the principle of using hard evidence, logic and in-depth studies and observation in his essays.


        Professor Qianshen Bai obtained a Bachelor degree in political science from Peking University in 1982, where later he taught the history of Chinese political institutions for three years. He came to Rutgers University to pursue an advanced degree in political science in 1986.

        After gained his MA degree comparative politics in 1990, he went to Yale University to study art history under the distinguished scholar Richard Barnhart and received his Ph.D. in 1996. Since 1997 he has taught at Boston University and currently he is the associate professor of Chinese art. He has several books and numerous articles on Chinese calligraphy, painting and seal carving in both English and Chinese, and some of them have been translated into Japanese and Korean. In 2004-2005, he was the distinguished John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. In 2011, he received a fellowship from the National Endowment of Humanities in USA.

        Professor Qianshen Bai is also an artist. He has studied Chinese art, especially calligraphy and seal carving since his youth. In 1982 he won First Prize in the First National Calligraphy Competition for College Students in China.


Born in 1951, a native of Tian jin. Graduated from Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in 1981. Appointed as editor of Meishu congkan and Xin meishu. His publication include Fuyong fengya yu yishu xinshiang, Cangshu mingyin ji, etc.


Prof. Cheng, a native of Rizhao, Shandong, moved to Taiwan with his parents in 1949. Brought up with strict discipline and education by his parent, Prof. Cheng had to read Chinese classical texts and therefore he  is knowledgeable about Chinese literature.

He graduated from National Taiwan University(Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures). During his university life, he was influenced by Bai Xianyung白先勇 and other fellows and he engaged in experimental theater and writing contemporary poems. Later, he pursued his Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 1970. Cheng's research over his studying abroad period had been concerning with the history after Ming dynasty and comparative studies of culture exchange between the east and the west. Prof. Cheng has published essays and books widely about these topics.  He was professor in Yale University, National Taiwan University, etc. He has also been in charge for the Chinese Civilisation Centre of City University of Hong Kong since 1998. Meanwhile, he is also consultant of Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Lesisure and Cultural Services Department, etc.

His research interests include history of Chinese cultural awareness, creative writing and criticism ,relationship between criticism and cultural thinking, cultural aesthetics, etc. His creative writing include comtemporary poems and proses. He is now working on serveral research projects: inheritance of Kunqu opera in 20th century, the export of Chinese ceramics to Southeast Asia (12c - 17c), Tea and Chinese culture, Translation of Classical text  and cultural thinking, etc.


        Chang received his B.A. (Chinese Literature) in 1978 at the Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan.  At the University of Kansas, he received his MA in 1982, M.Phil. in 1985 and Ph.D. (Chinese Painting) in 1995. Specializing in Chinese painting, calligraphy, and seal, he was the research associate for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Associate Curator of Chinese Art at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. as well as the Senior Research Fellow of the Research Institute for Asian Art at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. In 2012, he co-curated a Calligraphy exhibition from the collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy. Chang has retired since July 2014 and currently resides in the Bay Area. 


        Fang Guang Chang (1948- ), a native of Hanjiang, Jiangsu, professor of Shanghai Normal University,  received his doctoral degree from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and continue his Dunhuang Research over decades.

        He was associate director of Institue of South Asian Studies of CASS and Chinese Rare-Book Department of National Library of China(NLC). Also, he dedicated himself to the protection and publication on Chinese Classical Text and to be the committee member of Association of  Dunhuang and Turfan Studies.

        His research has obtained a fine reputation in the field of Dunhuang documents research and Buddhist studies. Prof. Fang has more than 20 publications including The Records of Buddhist , Research on Chinese Tripitaka Sutra; and he is also the editor of Buddhist Classical text and documents . Over the years, he has published more than 200 theses.


        Professor Harold Mok received his B.A. and M.Phil. degrees from The University of Hong Kong and D.Phil. degree from the University of Oxford, UK. An historian of Chinese art, he taught at The University of Hong Kong before joining the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, in 1989. Professor Mok teaches courses in the history of Chinese painting and calligraphy, methodology in art studies, etc. He was Head of Division of Fine Arts in 2002-2008, and is now Chairman and Professor of the Department, as well as Expert Advisor (Museum) to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. His research focuses on post-Tang calligraphy and Hong Kong calligraphy. During recent years, he has completed two research projects on Hong Kong calligraphy and Chunhua Ge Tie. In addition to publishing academic papers, Professor Mok has also edited Shuhai Guanlan (1998 & 2008), Bimo Lunbian (2002), Xuedao Yangchen (2003), Double Beauty II (2007), and Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook (1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006).


Born in 1971, a native of Gaoyou, Jiangsu. he received his B.A. from Soochow University and completed his Master from Nanjing Normal University, Ph.D. from Nanjing Arts Institute. From 2006 to 2010, he was appointed as postdotoral reseacher in Nanjing University(School of History). In 2008 and 2013, Prof. Xue has arrived at Boston University as a visiting fellow for 2 years, and currently he is professor of  Nanjing Arts Institute. Prof. Xue is also member of Chinese Calligraphers Association. His research interests include history of Chinese calligraphy and seals in 16-17 century. His recent publications include Yayishanse:Wang Chong's life and his calligraphy雅宜山色:王寵的人生與書法, Wangchong nianpu王寵年譜, Research of Zheng Fu鄭簠研究, etc.


Dr. Ding was born in 1971, a native of Dongtai, Jiangsu. Graduated from Soochow University in 2010 and obtained his Ph.D. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Ding was post-doctoral fellow in East China Normal University(Department of Chinese Language and Literature). Currently, he is Research fellow in Institute of Ancient Chinese Book  Studies. His research interests include: Chinese classical books, Chinese classical literature(Ming and Qing dynasties), studies of Luo Zhenyu羅振玉. His job include: 1. (i)Dairy of Kuixuetang(Books and documents collation), (ii)Poems and articles of Tuoshizhai(Books and documents collation); 2. Editor: (i) Compilation of the documents in Jiaxing period, (ii)Yingmingzhuye: Chinese Private Collection of Manuscripts from Elite in Ming and Qing Dynasties 3.Curator: Masterpiece of Luo Zhenyu and Wang Guowei Calligraphy(2013).