Shing-Kwan Chan

East Asian


Shing-Kwan Chan is a Ph.D. student focusing on East Asian art history. His research focuses on East Asian art and material culture, horological history, diaspora and postcolonial theory, with an emphasis on global exchanges in the late modern period. He received his B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Hong Kong and his master’s degree in history of art and visual culture from the University of Oxford, where his research focused on contemporary Chinese art.

Prior to coming to Princeton, he was a Curatorial and Research Associate at University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU, where he organized exhibitions such as “Glazed and Fired: Celadon Ceramics from the UMAG Collection” (2021) and “Painting Across the Threshold: Ng Lung Wai” (2021). He also worked as a Cataloguer/Junior Specialist at Phillips Auctioneers’ watches department in Hong Kong.

Selected Publications

“Up Against the Wall: Contemporary Chinese Performance Art and the Great Wall,” Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art 18, no. 5 (Sep. 2019).

“Public Displays of Affliction: On Zhang Huan’s 12m2,” Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art 17, no. 1 (Jan. 2018).