Sandy Ng is Assistant Professor of Culture and Theory at The School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received her PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) specializing in modern Chinese art and culture. Her published works include several articles that examine the notion of hybrid modernism in Lin Fengmian’s figurative paintings (1900–1991). She attends international conferences and publishes journal articles on a range of issues concerning how modernity and cultures shape artistic representation and design. In recent years, the focus of her research has shifted to scrutinizing the concept of gender in design and to looking at new approaches to revitalize traditional customs in order to inspire contemporary design thinking and practices. Two forthcoming publications will examine how artists embrace modernity and fashion the “self” in the twentieth century, and how national and female identities are tied to the design of cheongsam in Hong Kong. At Bard Graduate Center, she will work on a research project that explores the roles of the newly emerging “modern woman” and her impact on the introduction of modern design into advertisements, films, and photographs in the culture of Republican-era China (1912–1949).