Michael Sullivan (art historian)
Sullivan is a graduate of Rugby School and graduated from the University of Cambridge in architecture in 1939. He was in China from 1940–1946 with the International and Chinese Red Cross followed by teaching and doing museum work in Chengdu, where he met and married Wu Huan (Khoan), a biologist who gave up her career to work with him.
He received a PhD from Harvard University (1952) and a post-doctoral Bollingen Fellowship. He subsequently taught in the University of Singapore, and returned to London in the 1960s to teach at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Then he became Head of the Department of Oriental Art at the Stanford University from 1966 to 1984, before settling in the University of Oxford as a Fellow by Special Election at St Catherine's College, Oxford.
His books include
- The Birth of Landscape Painting in China. University of California Press. 1962.
- Symbols of Eternity, Oxford University Press, 1979, ISBN 978-0-19-817351-9
- The Birth of Landscape Painting in China: The Sui and Tang dynasties. University of California Press. 1980. ISBN 978-0-520-03558-4.
- The Meeting of Eastern and Western Art. University of California Press. 1989. ISBN 978-0-520-05902-3.
- Art and Artists of Twentieth Century China. University of California Press. 1996. ISBN 978-0-520-07556-6.
- The Arts of China. University of California Press. 1973. ISBN 978-0-520-02548-6.; University of California Press, 1984, ISBN 978-0-520-04918-5
- Michael Sullivan (2001). Modern Chinese art: the Khoan and Michael Sullivan collection. Ashmolean Museum. ISBN 978-1-85444-165-2.
- "Review: A Great Leap Forward for Modern Chinese Art History? Recent Publications in China and the United States-A Review Article", Ralph C. Croizier, The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 57, No. 3 (Aug., 1998), pp. 786–793
- Sullivan, Michael, 1916-
- "Professor Michael Sullivan, 1916 – 2013". www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk. 2013-09-28. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
- The Arts of China, Fifth Edition, Revised and Expanded
- Art and Artists of Twentieth-Century China