Dear Colleagues and Students,

You are cordially invited to visit the Exhibition titled “Sha Fei: A Humanist Photographer at War (1912-1950)“, jointly presented by the Library and Division of Humanities:


6 March – 3 May 2017


Ping Yuan and Kinmay W Tang Gallery, G/F, Lee Shau Kee Library, HKUST

About the Exhibition (

Capturing some of the most iconic images of wartime China from the late 1930s to the 1940s, Sha Fei (1912-1950) was one of the most influential Chinese photographers of his generation. His work reflects his deep humanism and his belief in the power of photography to awaken the people.

This Exhibition features 69 photographs illustrating Sha Fei’s extraordinary journey from a photo enthusiast in Shantou, Guangdong, to a Leftist photo-journalist in Shanghai, and finally to a war photographer and editor on the Jin-Cha-Ji war front in North China.

Photographs on display include museum-grade prints generously donated by Sha Fei’s daughter, Ms Wang Yan, to the HKUST Library. Additional images are digital scan reprints.

This Exhibition is curated by Professor David Cheng Chang of the Humanities Division. Prof Chang teaches a special topic course HUMA 4000H “Picturing History: Photographers and the Making of Modern China”. Students will write essays analyzing Sha Fei’s photographs and lead guided tours of the Exhibition.


A Symposium in conjunction with the Exhibition will be held on 6 April 2017 in the Library. Stay tuned for announcements.

With Best Regards,

HKUST Library

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