The underground tomb can be studied through investigating the underlying logic of its design and decoration and interpreted as an embodiment of material culture and religious beliefs. This talk will discuss the roles played by earth spirits based on three aspects: spatiality, materiality, and temporality. The idea of a “deity and spirit” system in China during the medieval period will be revealed.
Mr. Francis Li Chung-Hung is Academic Director of the Savantas Liberal Arts Academy and Cultural Director of the Maritime Silk Road Society. He is also the programme advisor of the UNESCO Hong Kong Association. He has been appointed to the Committee on Revising the Curriculum on Chinese History and History in of the Curriculum Development Council of the Hong Kong Government.
Mr. Li was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (F.R.A.S.) in 2008. His work on Chinese art and philosophy was recognized with an award at the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy in the 16th ISCP Conference in 2009. His articles about Chinese art have been published by the Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly and he was a keynote speaker in the 2013 Bloomberg Art Seminar in Hong Kong.