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HUMA 3660 - Tradition & Modernity: Chinese Ink Painting in 20th Century and HUMA 5625 Painting and Modernity in China: Qing and After: Start

This guide will help students to find, evaluate, and select textual information about an artist in order to discuss her stylistic characteristics & interpret her work in a cultural context


This Libary Guide is designed to help students in HUMA 3660: Tradition & Modernity: Chinese Ink Painting in 20th Century

It will help them learn to search for, select, and use material for their individual essays and group projects.


Picturing Hong Kong: Ink Paintings by Contemporary Hong Kong Artists - Exhibition at HKUST Library

  • Artists
    • Hau Kwei Wong - 黃孝逵
    • Raymond Fung -  馮永基
    • Wai Bong Koon - 管偉邦
    • Joey Leung - 梁嘉賢
    • Barbara Choi - 蔡德怡

Library Workshop Powerpoint


From your syllabus:

"1. Individual Essay                                              30%

Length:                                                             700-800 words

Due date:                                                          December 7, 2017   

For this project, each of you will choose a painting featured in the exhibition “Picturing Hong Kong: Ink Paintings by Contemporary Hong Kong Artists” as the focus of study and write a catalogue-entry style essay. Samples of catalogue entries and guidelines will be provided for your reference. There will also be a workshop by Ms Victoria Caplan from our library to give you advice on locating reference materials, accessing databases and making citations. The best essays will be posted on the exhibition website the library creates for our class.

2. Group Project

Oral presentation with PPT                              30 %

Two students will form a group to prepare a Powerpoint guided tour of a ‘Virtual Exhibition’ on contemporary Chinese ink paintings, engaging with issues of what make art ‘modern’, ‘global, and ‘Chinese’. You are welcome to choose artists featured in our library’s exhibition. You could put up a solo exhibition on a single artist’s work, or choose works from a number of artists around a selected theme. You are requested to have consultations with me and submit a presentation outline at least one week before presentation.


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