PhD Candidate
Arts, Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Supervisors: Ian McArthur, Paul Gladston

Lin Zhou has served as a faculty member at a university in Guangdong Province, China, for a period exceeding ten years, during which she has contributed significantly to both teaching and research in her field.

  • Chinese Peasant Painting
  • Semiotics
  • Chinese Dream
  • Political Ideology
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Design Anthropology

Lin Zhou's scholarly pursuits have concentrated on investigating Chinese visual arts, particularly Chinese Peasant Painting, with the aim of fusing the artistic essence of intangible cultural heritage with modern design elements that resonate with both traditional and contemporary aesthetics. Lin has authored twenty scholarly articles, ten of which are dedicated to examining the integration of Chinese Peasant Painting with contemporary design strategies.

Lin's engagement has also led to partnerships with various corporations, resulting in the integration of more than ten design pieces into their product lines. Furthermore, her collaborative work with students has resulted in the protection of over a hundred works related to Chinese Peasant Paintings through Chinese national intellectual property patents.

Lin has been honoured with the National-level Excellent Supervisor award in China. Additionally, her pedagogical initiative on traditional Chinese visual arts has garnered first prize at the provincial level, reflecting a comprehensive acknowledgment of her scholarly impact and her prowess in educational methodologies.