SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Dr Clarence Eng 翁纯全

MA Natural Sciences and Law (Cantab.), MSc Architectural History (UCL), MA Chinese Studies, PhD Chinese Art and Archaeology (SOAS)
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Cultural influences and transmission of techniques for building and architectural ornament between China and neighbouring regions.  The material traces of the Tanguts (the Western Xia). The etymology of colour.


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Background in Natural Sciences (and Law), with 30 years of business management for Shell International in Europe, the Americas and the Far East (senior posts in China/HK), initiating and coordinating large petrochemical investments. More recent Interests have included Art History, Architectural History, Chinese Ceramics and (particularly in the UK) heritage conservation. Presently engaged in independent research and freelance lecturing.

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