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WEN FONG ’51 *58, professor emeritus of art history and art and archaeology, died Oct. 2 in Princeton. He was 87.

After earning a degree in history in 1951, Fong earned a Ph.D. in art and archaeology in 1958. He began teaching Chinese art history at the University in 1954, retiring in 1999. Fong helped establish the nation’s first Ph.D. program in Chinese art and archaeology at Princeton in 1959, and served as chair of the art and archaeology department from 1970 to 1973.

Fong was also faculty curator of Asian art at the Princeton University Art Museum and was special consultant and consultative chairman of the Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 30 years.