Women in Asian Art History is Focus of AWARE Webinar

On December 10, 2020, Dr. Doris Sung gave a webinar titled “Why Have There Been No Great Chinese Women Artists?” addressing issues surrounding the lack of visibility of women artists, feminist and gender-related themes in Chinese modern and contemporary art. Dr. Sung gave a brief overview of gender roles in premodern China and focus on the tumultuous socio-political and cultural history of China in relation to art production from the early twentieth century to the present. The webinar was hosted by AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions.

Screenshot of Doris Sung giving an online lecture.
Dr. Doris Sung presenting a webinar titled “Why Have There Been No Great Chinese Women Artists?” for AWARE.

Dr. Sung is one of the 13 international scholars of TEAM: Teaching, E-learning, Agency, Mentoring, an international academic network dedicated to the production and sharing of knowledge about women artists around the world. The program is a new initiative of AWARE. As a TEAM member, Dr. Sung mentored graduate students in Art History to research and write biographies of contemporary Chinese women artists. The biographies will be published on the AWARE artists’ database.

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