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Beth Price

Arts & History

Professional Summary

A PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, my research focus is on art history and gender studies, specifically focused on Chinese media in the 1920s and '30s. I am interested in the interaction between colonial and colonised cultures and intersections between gender and national identities. I hope to develop a career in research whilst maintaining my passion for public engagement through accessible outreach and communication.


University of Edinburgh
2019 - 2021

MSc. Master of Chinese Studies.

Prize-winning dissertation on gender and feminism in twentieth-century China using visual and cultural analysis. Dissertation title 'How Far Can Pan Yuliang's Nudes Be Considered "Feminist" Art?'. Modules on ethnographic research, strong focus on Mandarin language (including Fudan University Chinese International Student Language Program 2021).

University of Edinburgh
2023 - 

PhD title: "Colonialism undressed: Negotiating nudity and the female body in media, arts, and popular medical science in Republican China (1910s – 1949)". Funded by SGSAH AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. Supervised by: Prof. Natascha Gentz (FRSE) and Dr Xuelei Huang

University of Cambridge 2013 - 2016

B.A. Hons. History.

Research papers on Berlin’s Post-Reunification Architecture, and Scientific Images of the Northern Renaissance. Dissertation on the influence of media on agricultural practices in 1950s-70s UK. Artefact & Collections Courses in conjunction with the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

List of Publications

Price, B. 'How Far Can Pan Yuliang's Nudes Be Considered "Feminist" Art?'

Women's History Today

Glasgow College of Arts Post-Graduate Journal: METAMORPHOSIS (2022)

Price, B. 'The Transitional Perception of Self in Pan Yuliang’s Self Portraits'

Glasgow College of Arts PG Journal: METAMORPHOSIS

British Associate of Chinese Studies Conference (2021)

Price, B. 'Size Matters: The Significance of Compositional Choices in Sino-Japanese War Propaganda Cartoons'

Other Experience

Committee Positions

Women's History Network Steering Committee

Blog Editor (2022 - 2025). Committee member of national association for the promotion of women’s history and the encouragement of everyone interested in women’s history. Duties include planning and commissioning articles for themed months (e.g., Women’s History Month), working with writers throughout pitching, editing, and publication process.

Youth Voice Journal 

Peer Reviewer for humanities-focused articles for the Youth Voice Journal including research papers, case studies, book reviews conference papers and proceedings.

Teaching Experience

English First Kids & Teens, Shenzhen, China

  • English Teacher (2019).

Liverpool School of English & British Study Centre, Manchester

  • English Teacher (2018).

Research Skills

CERT Scotland - Long Term Mental Health Effects of Contraception (2021 - 2022)

  • Lead researcher for report on the impacts of contraception on users’ mental health.


British Ecological Society (BES) outreach grant (OR21/1026), used to create ‘CEADI science’.

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