Hua Shuo

      HUA SHUO 華碩

      PhD Student (Admitted in 2015 – 2016)
      Field Area: Chinese Art History; Sociology of Art


      G09, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong
      Tel: (852) 3917-2373

      Sharing & Experiences

      The courses offered by the Institute provide lively and inspirational platform that encourage the students to think deeply and creatively while shaping the research design. The class size is small enough to allow for every single student to present and discuss his/her ideas. I appreciate all the comments and critiques received by the instructors, supervisors and fellow peers.

      Research Interests

      Commodification of modern and contemporary Chinese art; changing patronage structure and private institutions of visual arts in 19th – 20th century China; critical art writing; biennales and art fairs

      Thesis Project

      A Return to Nationalistic Art Tradition? — “Experimental Chinese Ink” and its Market (1996 – 2016)

      Thesis Supervisors

      Primary supervisor: Dr. Florian Knothe

      Co-supervisor: Professor Angela Ki Che Leung

      Awards & Achievements

      Lee Hysan-HKIHSS Fellowship associated to visiting scholarship at University of Heidelberg winter (2017)

      Scholarship of Excellence, China Studies Summer Research Program, Nanjing University (2016)


      2017 July “When Art Meets New Money: Chinese Participation in Art Fairs in Hong Kong since 1990s”, presented at Conference of International Art Market Studies Association, London.

      2017 May “A New History of Collecting Contemporary Chinese Art in Hong Kong”, presented at The 4th ICS’s Young Scholars, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

      2017 January “When Art Meets New Wealth: Mainland Chinese Participation in Contemporary Art Fairs in Hong Kong”, presented at CUHK Postgraduate Student Forum.

      2016 December “Body Talks: Art and Mobility in Postcolonial States”, presented at The Fifth Euroacademia International Conference, Rome, Italy.