Asia Regional Council Chair
I hope to start “One Teacher One Course” project, that should support the development of Asian school art teachers, through collaboration with art education researchers, while providing the world with an Asian perspective on art education.
Asia has a strong tradition in art education that can contribute to diversity in our field. There are many art teachers who has been great in passing down Asian art traditions in the contemporary context of school art education. However, due to language barrier and lack of research methods, their experience remains regional and unknown to the academic world. I think ARC should take the responsibility to support them through collaborative research and provide resources for their publication, so that those precious Asian experience can be appreciated and shared in our field.
I believe this project is to unite Asian art educators for common good.
- 2001-present, Full professor, Hangzhou Normal Universtity, Art Education Department School of Fine Arts
- 2017-present, Dean of A/r/tography Research Center, Hangzhou Normal University
Responsibilities include: maintaining administrative, financial and academic standards and responsibilities for the several research projects, which includes art teachers education and art education for the special needs.
- 2002-present, Chair of Art Education Department, Hangzhou Normal University
Responsibilities include: maintaining administrative, financial and academic standards and responsibilities for the Department of Art Education, which houses undergraduate and masters programs.
- 2010-now, PhD candidate (Art Education), Concordia University, Canada
- 2007-2011, PhD (Art History), China Fine Arts Academy
- 1994-1997, MA (Art history), China Fine Arts Academy
- 1985-1989, BA (English Language and Literature), Peking University
Research Interest: Art education, a/r/tography and arts-based educational research
- 2018-present, co-investigator of SSHRC/PDG project (890-2017-0006) Mapping A/r/tography: Transnational Storytelling across historical and cultural routes of significance