Visual Communication, History, Theory & Criticism
Professor Wendy S Wong has established an international reputation as an expert in Chinese graphic design history and Chinese comic art history. She served as Director of the Graduate Program in Design from 2015 to 2018, Chair of the Department of Design from 2006 to 2009, and as Associate Director of the York Centre for Asian Research from 2005 to 2009 at York University in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Wong was a visiting scholar at Harvard University from 1999 to 2000 and the 2000 Lubalin Curatorial Fellow at the Cooper Union School of Art, New York, USA. In 2009 and 2010, she was a visiting research fellow at the Department of Design History, Royal College of Art, and she served as a scholar-in-residence at the Kyoto International Manga Museum.
She is the author of Hong Kong Comics: A History of Manhua, published by Princeton Architectural Press, a contributor to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and acts as a regional editor of the Greater China region for Bloomsbury Publishing’s Encyclopedia of East Asian Design. Her latest book, The Disappearance of Hong Kong in Comics, Advertising, and Graphic Design, was published by Palgrave Macmillan (2018). In addition, Dr. Wong has served as an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Design History from 2012 to 2017. Currently, she is serving as an associate editor for Design and Culture: The Journal of the Design Studies Forum since 2019.