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Chinese Name: 林巧羚

Variants: Lam, H. l.

Dr. Eileen Lam received her PhD in Chinese art history from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her doctoral research focused on a lavish group of jades discovered in princely tombs of the second century BC in southeastern China. Prior to joining the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, she was awarded the J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. She lectures courses in the fields of material culture, and history of Chinese art. Her current research focuses on tomb art and the materiality of objects in ancient China. She recently has carried out research projects and published on ritual object and its representations of Han China.


Research interests

. Materiality of Art
. Ancient Chinese Art and Society
. Cultural History of Chinese Jade
. Chinese Tomb Art and Afterlife belief
. Ritual Art and Celestial Worship

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Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Hau Ling Eileen LAM is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

raw materials Social Sciences
funeral Social Sciences
artifact Social Sciences
incentive Social Sciences
Burial Arts & Humanities
China Social Sciences
evidence Social Sciences
Dane Social Sciences

Research Outputs 2012 2019

Carvings (stone and jade) in pre-modern China

LAM, H. L. E., Oct 2019, Encyclopedia of East Asian design. FUJITA, H. & GUTH, C. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Representation of heaven and beyond: The bi disc imagery in the Han burial context

LAM, H. L. E., 2019, In : Asian Studies. 7, 2, p. 115-151

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

religious behavior

A study of lacquered head covers in Han burials

LAM, H. L. E., Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Dynamic between form and material: The bi disc in Western Han noble burial ritual

LAM, H. L. E., 2018, Memory and agency in ancient China: Shaping the life history of objects. ALLARD, F., SUN, Y. & LINDUFF, K. M. (eds.). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, p. 216-239

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Sheng and its representation in early China burials

LAM, H. L. E., Jun 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper