MAN Kit Wah Eva

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Prof Eva Kit Wah Man got her PhD in Philosophy and Chinese Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and she studied Art History for her postgraduate degree at the University of Victoria, BC Canada in the 1990s.

Her research expertise lies in philosophy of art, comparative aesthetics, gender and cultural studies and Neo-Confucian philosophy. She has published 41 books including single authored and edited academic anthologies and creative writing, over 100 entries in refereed and indexed academic journals and book chapters. Her GRF grants include research projects in Hong Kong Visual Arts History, Hong Kong Dance History and Choreography Studies, and Aesthetic Discourses in Contemporary China. She was a Fulbright Scholar affiliated at the Chinese Studies Center of UC Berkeley, a life fellow of the Clare Hall College of the University of Cambridge, UK, AMUW endowed professor at the Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US and Kiriyama endowed Professor at the Center of Pacific and Asia Studies at the University of San Francisco, US. She is currently serving on the editorial board of 7 international academic journals.

She is currently Emeritus Professor in Humanities at Hong Kong Baptist University. During her long years’ service at HKBU, she was the Head of Humanities and Creative Writing, Acting Director of the Academy of Visual Arts, Executive Associate Dean of Graduate School and Director of the Academy of Film. She was an awardee of President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work and President,s Award for Outstanding Performance in Service at HKBU and an awardee of Outstanding Performance in Public Service conferred by the Home Affairs Bureau of HKSAR. She is now serving at Hong Kong Arts Development Council chairing the Committee of Art Criticism, a member of the Acquisition Committee of M+, and a Board member of Tai Kwun Arts and Heritage Company run by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Research interests

  • Comparative Aesthetics
  • Neo-Confucian Philosophy
  • Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy
  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies




Selected Honors, Awards and Scholarships

  • 2022   Kiriyama Professor, Asia and Pacific Studies Center, University of San Francisco, US
  • 2022   Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Institute of East Asia Studies, Columbia University, US
  • 2020   Outstanding Award in Service Nominee, Hong Kong Dance Award 2020
  • 2019   Visiting Scholar, Department of Film and Media Arts, Hunter College, CUNY
  • 2018   Outstanding Performance in Public Services (Arts and Culture), Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme, HAB, HKSAR
  • 2018   President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Service, HKBU
  • 2016   Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work, HKBU
  • 2015   Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Humanities, UGC, HK
  • 2009 - 10 AMUW Woman Chair Professor, Marquette University, USA

Selected Professional Qualifications / Membership (International and Local)

  • Delegates-at-Large, International Association for Aesthetics (IAA)         
  • Member, Humanities Panel for Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020, UGC.
  • Trustee (elected), American Society for Aesthetics (ASA)
  • Member, Hong Kong Academy of Humanities
  • Member, Society for Comparative Asian Philosophy (SCAP)
  • Member, Chinese Association for Aesthetics (CAA)
  • Member, International Association for Aesthetics (IAA)
  • Member, The American Society for Aesthetics (ASA)

Editorial/Advisory Board of Refereed Journals

  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Bloomsbury History of Modern Aesthetics, UK
  • Member of International Editorial Board, Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, London, UK: Springer Nature
  • Book Reviewer for Bloomsbury, UK
  • Journal Article Reviewer, Palgrave, US
  • Member, Advisory Board, Hong Kong Studies (Chief editors: Tammy Ho, Michael O'Sullivan, Eddie Tay, Michael Tsang)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Contemporary Aesthetics (Chief editor: Yuriko Saito)
  • Member, International Editorial Board, AM Journal of Art and Media, Serbia
  • Member, Editorial Board, Hypatia, A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, published by NY: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Somaesthetics, published by Netherland: Rodopi and Brill
  • Reviewer, Asian Women, A referee journal indexed at SSCI, published by Research
  • Institute of Asian Women at Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea
  • Reviewer, The International Journal of the Humanities, Common Ground Publishing IIL, USA
  • 学术编委。《中国女性主义》学刊, 广西师范大学出版社。
  • Member, Editorial Committee, LEWI Working Paper Series, HKBU
  • Member, Editorial Committee, Sino-Humanitas, HKBU

General Research Grants (GRF), University Grant Council, HKSAR

  • “Discourses on Art and Morality in New China: The Confucian Moderation in Mao and Xi’s Speeches on Artistic Practice” (GRF 12601121)
  • “Six Hong Kong Contemporary Dance Choreographers (1980-2010): Hong Kong Dance History, Aesthetics and Identity Issues” (GRF 12653416)
  • “Six Hong Kong Visual Artists and Their Artistic ‘Adaptation’ in the Post- New Ink Movement Era in Hong Kong” (Score: 5 GRF 12405614)

Completed Faculty Research Grants, HKBU (Selected)

  • Comparative Everyday Aesthetics: East-West Studies in Contemporary Living
  • Cross- Cultural Reflections on Chinese Aesthetics, Gender, Embodiment and Learning
  • Spiritual Rituals of Chinese Ink Painting: The Suggestion of Shitao
  • Lao Sze-Kwang's Discourse on Chinese Philosophy and Contemporary Popular Confucianism in China
  • Comparative Response to Arnold Berleant’s Environmental Aesthetics: The Case of Chinese Garden Ge Yuan
  • A Review of Robert Solomon’s Ideation of Emotion and Mencius Notion of “Embodied Emotion
  • Influence of Global Aesthetics and the Development of Moxie in Chinese Aesthetics
  • Comparative Aesthetics on Artistic Creativity: Xu Fuguan on Zhuangzi”s Notion of “You”
  • Discourse on Psychoanalysis and Gender in Recent China: A Case Study by Pan Guangdan
  • The Notion of Artistic Creativity in the New Ink Movement in Hong Kong in the 1960s


  • Jan2023 – 2026, Chair, Art Criticism Committee, Hong Kong Art Development Council, HKSAR
  • Nov2022 – 2025, Member, Acquisition Committee, M+, WKCD, HKSAR
  • 2020 – 2024, Member, Board of Directors, Tai Kwun Arts Board, HKJC
  • 2020 – 2023, Member, Programme Committee, Tai Kwun Culture and Arts Company Ltd. HKJC
  • Mar2018 – Present, Member, Interview Panel, Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme, HKSAR
  • Jun2018 – 2020, Member, Humanities Subjects Review Panel, Research Assessment Exercise, UGC, HKSAR
  • Jan2017 – Apr2020, Member, Expert Advisory Panel, HK Culture Gallery of HK Heritage Museum
  • Oct2014 – Present, Member, Art Museum Advisory Panel, Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR
  • 2014 – Present, Advisor, Art Criticism, HK Arts Development Council, HKSAR
  • 2011 – Present, Expert Adviser, Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme (ACDFS / 藝能發展資助計劃), CSTB, HKSAR


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