"Creating Across Cultures: Women in the Arts from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan"

Creating Across Cultures: Women in the Arts from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan
Creating Across Cultures: Women in the Arts from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan
Vosper, Michelle, ed. Creating Across Cultures: Women in the Arts from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. East Slope Publishing Ltd. (Muse, Hong Kong), 2017.

This collection of profiles celebrates the artistic achievements of sixteen visionary women from a region of surprisingly diverse cultures despite their geographical proximity. From literary figures like Nieh Hualing and dance icons like Yang Meiqi, to bold contemporary artists Yin Xiuzhen and Lulu Hou, their creativity covers a wide range of literary, visual and performing arts. These courageous women often had to defy cultural expectations in order to heed their artistic drive. Their artworks delve into the social realities of their times, and their personal stories provide an intimate portrait of the historical trajectory of Greater China over three generations. Written by journalists and scholars with deep knowledge of the arts in Asia, and richly illustrated with images of art and historical events, the collection reveals the vibrance of women’s art in the region.

The profiled artists:

• Nieh Hualing 聶華苓, author
• Liao Wen 廖雯, art critic and curator
• Candace Chong 莊梅岩, playwright
• Yin Xiuzhen 尹秀珍, visual artist
• Choi Yan Chi 蔡仞姿 , artist and educator
• Lulu Hou 侯淑姿 , photographic artist
• Jaffa Lam 林嵐 , installation artist
• Yang Lina 楊荔鈉 , filmmaker
• Bun-Ching Lam 林品晶, composer
• Wang Xinxin 王心心, Nanguan performer
• Tian Mansha 田蔓莎, Sichuan Opera performer
• Wu Na 巫娜, guqin musician

• Yang Meiqi 楊美琦, modern dance pioneer
• Pisui Ciyo 碧斯蔚.梓佑, dancer/choreographer/vocalist
• Mui Cheuk Yin 梅卓燕, dancer/choreographer
• Wen Hui 文慧, dancer/choreographer


Status of Research or Work: 
Completed/published
Research Type: