One Macao art historian decodes the fascinating world of Chinese ancestral portraiture

The author of Ancestor Portraits in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, scholar and painter Ung Vai Meng is the go-to expert on Chinese ancestral portraiture. As he has discovered through 20 years of research, the often-overlooked genre is full of surprises.

Ung Vai Meng
Photo by António Sanmarful