HSS Professor Xiaoyu Li Appointed External Expert for China's National Museum
Professor Xiaoyu Li, hailing from the General Education department within the School of Humanities and Social Science at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, has been recently named an external expert for the National Museum of China. In this role, she will provide expert assessments and recommendations for the museum's project involving the acquisition of photographic works. Her contributions will help augment the museum's image collection, particularly within the realm of foreign artifacts.
The National Museum of China, regarded as the foremost institution for collecting, researching, exhibiting, and interpreting cultural relics representative of Chinese civilization, shoulders the vital responsibility of safeguarding the collective memory of the nation, perpetuating its cultural essence, and fostering the exchange of civilizations and mutual learning. Serving as the nation's cultural haven, the museum currently boasts an extensive collection surpassing 1.43 million items, spanning diverse categories encompassing ancient artifacts, contemporary works, and artistic creations. This comprehensive and rich repository eloquently showcases the uninterrupted brilliance of China's civilization, spanning over 5,000 years.
Professor Li holds the title of Associate Professor (Teaching) of General Education within the School of Humanities and Social Science at CUHK-Shenzhen. Her scholarly pursuits have long revolved around “Visual Culture” and “Cultural Modernity of China”, encompassing visual , cultural history, and space studies.
Professor Li’s current academic achievements and publications predominantly focus on three key areas: depictions of China, perspectives on Chinese frontiers, and spatial studies. She has garnered widespread recognition both domestically and internationally. In recent years, her work has graced the pages of prestigious journals including Literature & Art Studies, Open Times, and Theory and Criticism of Literature and Art. Her contributions have also found a global audience through publications by the esteemed academic publisher Routledge. Professor Li has spearheaded a Guangdong Provincial Philosophy and Social Science General Fund Project, played a pivotal role in a Ministry of Education major project for philosophy and social sciences, and lent her expertise to the Guangdong Provincial Undergraduate Teaching Quality and Reform Project, as well as the Shenzhen Municipal Education Science Plan in 2022. Her efforts also earned her an Excellence Award in CUHK-Shenzhen's inaugural Teaching Innovation Competition.