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Chinese Name: 林巧羚

Variants: Lam, H. l.

Dr. Lam received her PhD 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. She was awarded the J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, before joining the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts. She lectures on Chinese Ritual Objects, Chinese Painting, Chinese Narrative, Contemporary Aesthetics and Cultural Studies. Her research focuses on the tomb art and materiality of art in ancient 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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raw materials Social Sciences
artifact Social Sciences
incentive Social Sciences
China Social Sciences
Burial Arts & Humanities
evidence Social Sciences
Sheng Arts & Humanities
Vessel Arts & Humanities

Research Outputs 2012 2019

Carvings (stone and jade) in pre-modern China

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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


From mythology to representation: Sheng and its iconography in Han Burial Ritual

LAM, H. L. E., Jun 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Burial Rituals