Alisan Fine Arts, founded in 1981, is one of the first professionally run galleries in Hong Kong. Over the years, it has organized more than 100 exhibitions for Chinese artists living around the world. Through these exhibitions and other events, Alisan has brought to Hong Kong, and other parts of Asia, established international Chinese artists, including Zao Wouki, Chu Teh Chun and Gao Xingjian (French), Chao Chung Hsiang, John Way, and Fay Ming (American), Walasse Ting (Dutch), and Hsiao Chin (Italian). In 1987, the gallery began promoting Chinese artists from the mainland.