Art Historian Publishes on Early 20th-Century Women’s Art in China

Assistant Professor Doris Sung published a chapter, “Redefining Female Talent: ‘The Women’s Eastern Times,’ ‘The Ladies’ Journal,’ and the Development of ‘Women’s Art’ in China, 1910s-1930s,” in the Dr. Doris Sung, Asian Artbook, Women and the Periodical Press in China’s Long Twentieth Century: A Space of their Own, edited by Michel Hockx, Joan Judge, and Barbara Mittler (Cambridge 2018).

Dr. Sung joined the Department of Art and Art History at UA in 2018. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art of East Asia, cultural interactions between Asia and Europe, and gender and visual culture.

Prior to coming to Capstone, she was an Assistant Curator at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) where she worked on Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, an exhibition organized by PEM, Freer|Sackler of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Palace Museum, Beijing. She taught Chinese and East Asian art at York University (Toronto), and the University of Toronto Scarborough. She also held the position of Project Coordinator for the international research and digital humanities project “A New Approach to the Popular Press in China: Gender and Cultural Production, 1904–1937.”

Dr. Sung is also an independent curator and has curated a number of exhibitions on the works of Chinese-Canadian women artists, new art of the Asian diaspora in Canada, and experimental calligraphy. She earned her Ph.D. in Humanities, and MFA in visual arts from York University.

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