Doris Sung is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Program in Humanities at York University. Her research investigates Chinese women’s art production from the 1900s to the present, with a focus on the relationship between women’s liberation and art practices of women artists in the early twentieth century. She is currently finishing her dissertation titled Redefining Female Talents: Chinese Women and the Visual Arts, 1900s – 1930s. Doris has been the co-project coordinator for the international collaborative project A New Approach to the Popular Press in China: Gender and Cultural Production, 1904-1937 since 2008. Her article “Reclaiming the Body: Gender Subjectivities in the Performance Art of He Chengyao” was published in Negotiating Difference: Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Context (VDG-Weimar, 2012). Besides academic work, Doris is also an artist, curator and an active member in the art community. She served on the boards of several artist-run centers in Toronto.
Sung is a speaker in the Panel: Art Worlds.