Department of Art Appreciation

The Department of Art Appreciation specializes in teaching collection, appreciation, protection and restoration of traditional painting, calligraphy, artifacts and other artworks as the main teaching content. It strives to practice the teaching ideal of “master in four ways”, emphasizing the combination of theory and practice, using Material Research, Formal Research, and Academic Research as primary methods. It is the first education unit in the country named ‘Art Appreciation’.


At present, The Department of Art Appreciation has two studios – Chinese Art Collection and Appreciation and Artwork Restoration and Repair.  The Department is particularly focused on the integration of theory and practice.  It strongly emphasizes the study of Chinese Painting and humanities.  It currently offers bachelors and masters level degrees and has achieved outstanding educational results.  It is among the most renowned programs of its kind in China.


Department Chair: He Shiyang