Dr. Chak-kwong Lau received his Ph.D., M.Phil. and B.Ed. degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Hong Kong and the University of Gloucestershire respectively. He is currently Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University(HKBU). Prior to joining HKBU, he taught at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he won the GSA Outstanding Teaching Award Honorable Mention in Humanities and Fine Arts (2005-06). In 2008, he was invited as Visiting Scholar of Institute of Modern History of Academia Sinica in Taipei. Dr. Lau has published The Inter-Referencing of Elegance and Vulgarity, Literati Arts- Inheritance and Transformation and more than 40 articles in Chinese art history and exhibition catalogue entries, including those contributed to Double Beauty: Qing Dynasty Couplets from the Lechangzai Xuan Collection and Encyclopaedia Britannica (revision of entries on Chinese calligraphy in extended edition 2001). In 2010, he was awarded General Research Fund, a competitive grant by the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong Government and was then awarded the Outstanding Young Researcher at HKBU. He has held his solo exhibition and other group shows in California and many major cities in Asia.