Women Artists in the Greater China Region
From Ansel Lurio
Lecture by Michelle Vosper. Vosper is a writer who has devoted her professional career to bringing together artists from opposite sides of the world. For 30 years she lived in Hong Kong where she directed the regional office of the Asian Cultural Council, an American foundation which supports Asian specialists in the visual and performing arts for research and study in the United States.
She is the editor of “Creating Across Cultures,” a collection of stories about sixteen of the most accomplished women working in the arts in Greater China today. Spanning three generations, they hail from a region of rich cultural, historical and linguistic diversity where they had to defy social expectations in order to heed their artistic drive. Unique voices in the literary, visual and performing arts, these extraordinary artists can serve as inspiring role models for young women struggling to survive in careers in the arts.
“Creating Across Cultures: Women in the Arts from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan is essential reading for anyone interested in the state of the arts, politics and female empowerment in the Chinese-speaking world.”
--- David Henry Hwang, Award-winning playwright of M. Butterfly and Chinglish