Dr LAM, Hau Ling Eileen   林巧羚
Assistant Professor
Department of Cultural and Creative Arts
Phone No: (852) 2948 7169
Email: ehllam@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-5522-1236
Phone
(852) 2948 7169
Email
ehllam@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
57211278687
Research Interest

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

Professional Profile

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 Interest

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

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Lam, E. H. L. (2019). Carvings (stone and jade) in pre‐modern China. In H. Fujita & C. Guth (Eds.), Encyclopedia of East Asian design (46-49). London: Bloomsbury Publishing.
Lam, H. L. E. (2018). Dynamic between form and material: the bi disc in Western Han noble burial ritual. In F. Allard, K. Linduff & Y. Sun (Eds.), Memory and agency in ancient China: Shaping the life history of objects (216-239). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lam, H. L. E. (2014). The changes in wearing huang pendants between Western and Eastern Zhou periods and the occurrence of dragon pendants 兩周佩璜方式的轉變與玉龍佩之出現. Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology and Shanghai Museum, The international symposium on Rui state treasures from Hancheng, Shaanxi province (181-188). Shanghai: Shanghai Classics Publishing House.

Journal Publications
Lam, H. L. E. (2019). Representation of heaven and beyond: the bi disc imagery in the Han burial context. Asian Studies, 7(2), 115-151.
Lam, H. L. E. (2012). The Possible Origins of the Jade Stem Beaker in China. Arts Asiatiques, 67, 35-46.

Conference Papers
Lam, H. L. E. (2021, June). Glass Containers and the Counterparts in Han China. The Sixteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, Perth, Australia.
林巧羚(2021,1):中国江蘇省徐州市獅子山漢楚王墓出土玉龍佩の研究,日本中国考古学会2020年度大会,東京,日本。
Lam, H. L. E. (2018, June). A Study of Lacquered Head Covers in Han Burials. The Eighth Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology, Nanjing, China.
Lam, H. L. E. (2017, June). The Sheng and Its Representation in Early China Burials. The Twelfth International Conference on the Arts in Society, Paris, France.
Lam, H. L. E. (2016, June). From Mythology to Representation: Sheng and Its Iconography in Han Burial Ritual. Paper presented at Seventh Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA), Cambridge and Boston, USA.
Lam, H. L. E. (2015, November). Antiquarianism and Displays of Ancient Materials in Pre-modern China. Paper presented at The International Conference of The Future of Museum and Gallery Design Conference, Hong Kong.
Lam, H. L. E. (2015, September). Jade Vessels in the Western Han Mortuary Context. Paper presented at The 21st Annual Meeting of The European Association of Archaeologists, Glasgow, UK.
Lam, H. L. E. (2015, July). The Jade Disc and Its Representations in Han China Burials. Paper presented at International Conference on the Arts in Society, London, UK.
Lam, H. L. E. (2014, June). Simulation and Representation: Bi Disc in Han Burial Ritual. Paper presented at Sixth Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
林巧羚(2012,8):兩周佩璜方式的轉變與玉龍佩之出現,論文發表於陝西韓城出土芮國文物暨周代封國考古學研究國際學術研討會,上海,中國。

All Other Outputs
林巧羚(2021):〈人物紋玉洗〉。,香港:香港中文大學文物館及藝術系。
林巧羚(2021):〈八棱形玉剛卯〉。,香港:香港中文大學文物館及藝術系。
林巧羚(2021):〈工字玉佩〉。,香港:香港中文大學文物館及藝術系。
林巧羚(2021):〈雙耳乳釘紋玉杯〉。,香港:香港中文大學文物館及藝術系。

Project

A Reappraisal of Ancient Glass in the Han period (206 BCE-220 CE)
This research will explore the subject of glass in "Chinese form", which is generally agreed was locally manufactured. A rigorous re-examination of the information will bring the glass pieces that have been disregarded and excluded in previous studies into the research. By relying on archaeological material and reports of scientific analyses, and adopting the interdisciplinary approach of art historical stylistic analyses and contextual material studies, this research will review the importance . . .
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): LAM, Hau Ling Eileen 林巧羚
 
Beyond Imitation: Ritual Objects, Pictorial Representations and Religious Beliefs of Han China
This will be an in-depth research with emphasis on the phenomenon of imitation, exploring the intricate incentives for the practice and selection of material, which will reveal the embedded cultural and social values in the materials and objects per se. More broadly, this research will demonstrate the importance of studying material culture as a way to enhance our understanding of the religious ideologies as well as Han society.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): LAM, Hau Ling Eileen 林巧羚
 
Glass Burial Suit and its Significance in Han China
Most publications about early Chinese glass have explored issues of origin and studied this medium primarily as a reflection of China’s contacts with outside civilizations. This project attempts to focus on the very different subject of the glass burial objects which undoubtedly was locally manufactured. In addition to subjects of date, distribution, and patronage, this project will investigate the importance of glass burial objects in Han burial rituals. Together, these issues may illuminate t . . .
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): LAM, Hau Ling Eileen 林巧羚