Yingbai Fu

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BA (The University of Manchester), MA (SOAS)
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Thesis title
Dressing up the Manchu Way: Visual Representations of Women’s hair and dress in China and Beyond, 1850s-1940s


Yingbai is a doctoral researcher at SOAS in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology since 2020. Her research interests focus on dynastic and early modern Chinese visual and material art in the broader issues of gender, ethnicity, culture, tradition, power dynamics and modernity in global contexts. She works as a one-to-one Study Skill Tutor and a Student Ambassador.

She received her MA in History of Art and Archaeology with Distinction from SOAS in 2020. With over ten years’ experience working in Investment Banking in London, she specialised in risk control, project management and process improvement. She graduated with First Class honours in BAEcon Accounting and Finance from the University of Manchester and holds a Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.

Research interests

  • Manchu hair and dress
  • Female portraiture
  • Dress and identity
  • Visual and material culture in Qing and Republican China

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