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WONG 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 world.

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 highly acclaimed.

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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