Hui-shu Lee received her doctorate degree in Chinese art history from Yale University in 1994 after first studying at National Taiwan University and working in the National Palace Museum. Her field of specialization is Chinese painting and visual culture, with a particular focus at this time on imperial patronage of the Song dynasty (960-1279) and the role of court women in the production of art. Dr. Lee's research to date has included courtesan culture of Ming dynasty Nanjing, the well-known 17th century individualist painter Bada Shanren, and a number of 20th century artists. She has received a number of awards and fellowships, including a Getty postdoctoral grant. Her most recent publication is Exquisite Moments: West Lake & Southern Song Art (New York: China Institute, 2001). She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Behind the Screen and Beyond: Chinese Imperial Women's Patronage and Practice of Art in Song China.