September 2, 2020
Congratulations to Art History professor Amanda Wangwright, Ph.D., for receiving additional support towards her forthcoming publication with Brill. The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation has awarded Brill a publication subsidy for Professor Wangwright's new book, The Golden Key: Women Artists and Gender Negotiations in Republican China (1911-1949). The publisher is applying the grant toward production costs, which has helped reduce the price point of the book.
Dr. Wangwright has published on twentieth-century Chinese art, its transnational patronage networks, conceptualizations of gender and the body, and unfolding canonization. The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation’s mission is to encourage scholars at academic institutions throughout the world to undertake research projects in the humanities and social sciences that can shed new light on Chinese culture and society, as well as engage in international cooperation and exchange. It was established in 1989 in memory of the late President of the Republic of China, Chiang Ching-kuo (1910-1988). Operational funds come from interest generated from an endowment donated by both the public and private sectors.