Pan Gongkai (Born 1947, Zhejiang Ninghai), is both a painter and an art historian. He was the former Dean of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, and also the former Dean of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. He had been to University of California in Berkeley as visiting researcher during 1992 to 1994. In 1991, Pan has been named by critics as “Literati with Special Contribution”. He is a painter specialized in Chinese painting and held various solo exhibitions in places like New York, Hong Kong and Paris. He has published numerous academic papers within the country. There are many publications about his writings and artworks. Pan was a member of the National Commissar, Vice-Chair of Chinese Artists’ Association.