Doris Sung is Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts. She works closely with the Curator of Chinese and East Asian Art at the museum in organizing exhibitions, acquisition, and collection research. Sung earned her PhD from the Graduate Program in Humanities at York University in 2016. Her dissertation entitled “Redefining Female Talent: Chinese Women Artists in the National and Global Art Worlds, 1900s – 1970s” focuses on Chinese women artists’ contribution to the artistic and visual-cultural reforms in early-twentieth-century China.
Prior to joining PEM in 2016, Sung was an adjunct professor of Chinese and East Asian art at York University and the University of Toronto Scarborough. She was also the 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,” a collaboration between York University, University of Heidelberg, Academia Sinica (Taipei), and a number of other higher education institutions.
Sung is also a visual artist and holds an MFA in visual arts from York University. Her research interests include modern and contemporary art of East Asia, cultural interactions between Asian and European artists, and feminism and visual culture.
Keywords: Chinese women’s painting; multimedia artwork; China; Hong Kong