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'Portrayals of Women in Early Twentieth-Century China' by Dr Sandy Ng

17 May 2024

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How did the modernization of early 20th-century China transform the image and identity of Chinese women?


Our Assistant Professor, Dr Sandy Ng has recently published a monograph, 'Portrayals of Women in Early Twentieth-Century China', which examines how the modernisation of early 20th-century China transformed the image and identity of Chinese women. The book explores how women navigated their changing identities with the proliferation of new designs in Chinese households by studying advertisements, photographs, and films from that era. It focuses on women's role and visual representations in introducing modern design and ways of living to China.


Let's explore together the visual landscape that redefined women's identity and subjectivity in 20th-century China.

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