Personal Statement

As the secretary of Asia Regional Council (ARC InSEA) I hope to facilitate the advocacy, networking and the advancement of research and praxis in art education by building stronger connections between InSEA Asia members, and increasing the visibility of InSEA to recruit new members. I also hope to engage in research projects to investigate the status of art education in Asia countries, and to find ways to enhance international relationship among different art education organizations.




Dr. Li-Yan Wang is an Associate Professor of the Department of Art at National
Changhua University of Education in Taiwan. She received her Master and Ph. D.
degree from The Ohio State University and taught at the University of Cincinnati from
2000 to 2003. Her research areas have focused on visual art education history,
narrative analysis, and ways to facilitate cross-cultural understanding and dialogue
through art and the use of social media. She has published various journal articles and
books chapters, as well as presented in national and international conferences in
different countries. She co-edited books such as “Taiwan Arts Education History,” “The
100 Years of Arts Education in Taiwan,” “2005 Taiwan Art Education Yearbook,” “ 2007
Taiwan Art Education Yearbook,” and “ 2008 Taiwan Art Education Yearbook”. She also
served as an Asian Regional representative on the World Council of the International
Society for Education through Art (InSEA) from 2011 to 2014. She is currently an
editorial/review board member of “Research in Arts Education,” “The International
Journal of Arts Education,” “International Journal of Education through Art,” and “Asia-
Pacific Journal for Arts Education”. She received National Changhua University of
Education Distinguished Research Award in 2017 and Distinguished Mentor Awards in
2010 and 2015.