Yeewan KOON

Yeewan KOON 官綺雲

Associate Professor
BA, MA University of London;
PhD New York University
Chinese Art and Architecture; Japanese Art and Architecture
Room 10.21, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

Dr. Koon teaches Chinese and Japanese art history. She was a fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before taking up her position at the University of Hong Kong. Her primary research area is Ming and Qing paintings with an interest in modern and contemporary art in Hong Kong. Her book, A Defiant Brush: Su Renshan and the Politics of Painting in Guangdong (2013) traces the connections between art worlds and artists in the early 19th century and how an unusual painter responded to the political shifts of a place besieged by war and violence. She is the recipient of several research awards including a RGC grant (2014) for her new book project on the “self-knowing copy” in Chinese art, and a Henry Luce/ACLS fellowship in China Studies Collaborative Reading Workshop (2015).