Online Lectures on Chinese Enamelled Copper

Following the launch of the book The RA Collection of Chinese Enamelled Copper. A Collector's Vision, Volume V, by Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos, Ana Moás and Ching-fei Shih, Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing presented Online Lectures on Chinese Enamelled Copper.


15 September 
A Chinese Enamel Centerpiece in the Wadsworth Atheneum by William Sargent
Canton Enamelled Metalwares from the Qing dynasty in Hong Kong collections by Xu Xiaodong

7 October
Hua Falang: The Chinese Concept of Painted Enamels by Ching-fei Shih
Painted Enamels on Copper: the European Connection by Ana Moás

The Lecturers
​William Sargent is an independent curator; Senior Consultant in Chinese Art, Bonhams; Consulting Curator, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore; Museum Expert Adviser (Historical Pictures) Hong Kong Museum of Art; and former H. A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art at the Peabody Essex Museum. He has given over 300 lectures around the world, consulted with 29 museums in Asia, Europe and America, and contributed 46 chapters or articles for publication. His publications include 'Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics at the Peabody Essex Museum' (2012, winner of The American Ceramic Circle Book of the Year Award (2013), 'Chinese Porcelain in The Conde Collection' (2016), 'The Copeland Collection: Chinese and Japanese Ceramic Figures' (1991) and 'Views of the Pearl River Delta' (1996).

Xu Xiaodong, BA (Peking University), MPhil & PhD (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Dr. Xu worked as keeper and researcher at the Palace Museum, Beijing from 2007-2013. Her research interests include history of Chinese jade, gold and silver, amber, imperial arts of the Ming and Qing dynasties, export arts and artistic interactions between ancient China and the West. She is currently Associate Director of the Art Museum, Associate Professor (by courtesy) of the Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her main publications include books ‘Ancient Chinese Amber’, ‘Jade of the Liao dynasty’, ‘Jades in the collection of the palace Museum’ and other more than 50 articles, catalogues. She is also the curator of more than 10 exhibitions including ‘Imperial Jades of the Qing Dynasty from the Palace Museum,’ ‘Excavated gold and silver wares from Shannxi Province,’ ‘Jewels of transcendence: Himalayan and Mongolian Treasures’.

Ching-fei Shih is a Professor at the Graduate Institute of Art History, National Taiwan University. A specialist in East Asian ceramic history of 10th to 20th centuries CE and the artistic exchanges between East Asia and Europe during the Early Modern era, with a particular focus on the ways in which craft technology and related knowledge were transmitted between cultures. Ching-fei worked as assistant curator at the National Palace Museum (2003-2009) and taught at City University, Hong Kong (2000-2002). She conducted several projects on the Perspectives on Artistic and Cultural exchanges between Europe and East Asia, 1600-1800 and is awarded an Outstanding Young Scholar fellowship from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei/ 2012-2014 and 2015-2017. She was an International Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History and Science (2016, July-August), Working group, ‘The Making of a Global Knowledge Society’ (2015-19), a cooperation of the Descartes Centre (University of Utrecht) and Max Planck Institute for the History and Science, and a visiting Fellow at the Needham Research Institute (2018 August-2019 July) and Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University (2019 February-July).

Ana Moás is a former Researcher at Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing, London, and a Research Collaborator at CHAM – Centre for the Humanities at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She is also an active member of the Oriental Ceramic Society in London. Her work focuses on Asian export art and the reception of global material culture in Europe in the 16th to the 18th centuries, with an emphasis on ceramics and furniture. At Jorge Welsh Research and Publishing she contributed to several of their publications from 2016 to 2020.