About the Tang Center

Visiting Scholar
Kwum Nam (Phil) Chan (陳冠男)
J.S. Lee Memorial Fellow, in residence 2019

Dr. Chan Kwun Nam, research-assistant curator of painting and calligraphy at the Art Museum at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, will spend seven months at Princeton University as a visiting scholar and J.S. Lee Memorial Fellow.

Dr. Chan received his PhD from the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). His research focuses on Chinese calligraphy and painting, from the Ming, Qing, and modern period, and the relationship between Chinese poetry and painting. His recent projects include the history of connoisseurship and collections and works of the artist-literatus Dong Qichang (1555–1636). At Princeton, he will study colophons and inscriptions on the collection of Song and Yuan painting and calligraphy, as well as Ming and Qing letters, in the Princeton University Art Museum and participate in Tang Center activities.