Henan Tang

Thesis title: Making “Little Citizens”: The Visual Representation of Ideal Child Citizens in Modern China, 1897-1937


Master of Science by Research in Chinese, The University of Edinburgh

Master of Science in Design and Digital Media, The University of Edinburgh

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media, Beijing Normal University

Research summary

My research interest now focuses on establishing and transforming citizenship through examining children's images from late Qing to Republican China. 


Current research interests

Visual Culture of Republican China; Cultural History of Youth of Children in late 19th and early 20th Century China

Past research interests

The cover art of popular magazines in the 1910s and 1920s; The decorative art export-painting (外销画)in the Qing period

Conference details

"Visual Representation of Ideal Child Citizen in the May Fourth Period" British Association of Chinese Studies 2022 Conference in University of Oxford, 31 August – 1 September, 2022.

"The Gendered Visualisation of Ideal Child Citizen, 1912-1916." The Performing Childhood Interdisciplinary Conference, November 24-26, 2021. Online, hosted by the performance of Real Research Theme and Childhoods Studies in the University of Aotearoa, New Zealand. 

"The Gendered Visualisation of Ideal Child Citizen, 1912-1916."  The Modernity, Memory, and Asian Childhood International Conference, November 20, 2021. Virtual Poster Presentation hosted by Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association(TCLRA) http://english.scu.edu.tw/tclra/2021conf/index.php/2021/11/02/the-gendered-visualisation-of-ideal-child-citizens-1912-1916/