SHIU HON: Ph.D (ANU), MA (HKU), BA (1st class honours) (HKU)
Prior to his early retirement in 1998, Professor Wong served as full
professor of Chinese History and Classical Chinese Literature at the
Department of Chinese, University of Hong Kong.
From 1976 to 1980, Professor Wong lectured on Chinese culture, art
and language at Murdoch University, Western Australia. In 1981, he
relocated to Hong Kong and joined the University of Hong Kong where
he was responsible for lecturing on classical Chinese poetry, drama
and Taoist Religion for 18 years.
Professor Wong has written 29 books (two of them in English
language) on various subjects in Chinese studies, five of them are
on Chinese arts.
In addition to being a scholar, Professor Wong is also a well-known
artist in Chinese brush painting. He has held exhibitions of his
works in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Taiwan, Fiji, Canberra, Sydney, Perth
(and other parts of Western Australia), and Hobart.
His works have been widely collected and are housed in such
institutions as the Australian National Library, Murdoch University,
Fremantle Arts Centre, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and many private collectors all over the
Professor Wong started his training in brush painting when he was
nine years of age. He learned the techniques from three famous
masters in Hong Kong. Professor Wong is skillful in many types of
Chinese painting—landscape, flower-and-bird and figure painting. His
flower-and-bird paintings have always impressed viewers and are
Professor Wong has returned to Western Australia in 1998 and since
then has been teaching Chinese brush painting to private students.
Although he is now retired, Professor Wong is still actively
involved with the activities of the art circle in Hong Kong and
mainland China. He is Museum Expert Advisor,Leisure and Cultural
Services Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ,Honoray Fellow,
Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong, Honorary Advisor, the Chinese Artists Association, Hong Kong,
Honorary Research Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences, Sichuan
Province, People’s Republic of China. He is also Honorary Senior
Advisor, Tasmanian Museum and Art
Galllery, Tasmania, Australia.
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