Shing-Kwan Chan

East Asian


Shing-Kwan Chan is a Ph.D. student specializing in Chinese art history. His research explores a variety of topics, including East Asian art and material culture, museum studies, intersections between art and science, gender and sexuality, as well as intercultural artistic exchanges in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has published essays in the journals Museum History (forthcoming) and Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. Furthermore, he has presented his work at the University of Oxford, University of York, and Hong Kong Baptist University.

Shing-Kwan received his B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Master’s of Studies degree in History of Art and Visual Culture from the University of Oxford. Before joining Princeton, he served as a Curatorial and Research Associate at the University Museum and Art Gallery at HKU, where he curated both virtual and on-site exhibitions, including "Painting Across the Threshold: Ng Lung Wai" in 2021. He also gained professional experience as a Cataloguer/Junior Specialist at Phillips Auctioneers 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).