Dr Hsin-tien Liao

Senior Lecturer
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Research interests

Taiwanese art history, visual poscolonialism, sociology of art, Chiense calligraphy history, art criticism study


Hsin-tien Liao, has PhDs in art history (University of Central England, Birmingham) and sociology (National Taiwan University) and is professor at the Graduate School of Art Management and Culture Policy of the National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA). From 2010-2013, he is a senior lecturer of Taiwan Studies at Australian National University (ANU). He previously worked at the National Museum of History in Taiwan, National Taipei University of Art and National Tainan University of Arts. He specializes in Taiwanese art history, sociology of visual art, study of art criticism and calligraphy. He has published Research on the Study of Engraving Calligraphy of Ching Dynasty (1992), Four Essays on Taiwanese Fine Art (2008) and The Tension of Art (2010). He was awarded The Gold Jue Prize by the Painting Association of the Republic of China in 2012, the LIN Yushan Academic Prize in 2004 and an essay competition award of Taipei Fine Art Museum in 1993.

He will publish an art miscelleanea Extending Knowledge through Investigating Art in April 2013 before leaving from Chinese Studies CHL. The collection, published by National Museum of History(NMH) of Taiwan, includes 50 essays, reflecting his age of "knowing the decrees of Heaven"(in Confucius's Analect) and also symbolising his mission of Taiwan Studies discharged at ANU. A translation book of Landscape Into Art by Kenneth Clark will be publised at the end of 2013 as well, from English to Chinese.


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