Jiaqi Kang

is a Sino-Swiss editor, writer, and art historian. They are the founding Editor-in-Chief of Sine Theta Magazine, an international, print-based creative arts publication made by and for the Sino diaspora. They are a DPhil student in the History of Art Department at Oxford University on the June and Simon Li Scholarship for Chinese Art History.

亢嘉琪:牛津大学美术史专业在读博士生,海外华裔青少年的Sine Theta美术和文学杂志创始人/主编,业余从事文学编辑和写作


Monologue of a pirate ship that doesn't have a figurehead, or perhaps it once did, but it’s difficult to tell now because its bow is encrusted with clam shells and barnacles, which scuttle about and scream during a storm, as though they had mouths | X-R-A-Y, 10.2021An Lushan goes to war | Winner: Wadham Rex Warner Prize for Creative Writing, 06.2021slowburn AU | EX/POST, 05.2021Swimming with Robert Rauschenberg; he erases a drawing of me; my teeth fall out of my mouth | Tiny Molecules, 03.2021Xianrenzhang | Hobart Pulp, 03.2021L'oeil d'Orochimaru | wildness, 02.2021 | fractured lit roundupDunhuang, in the summer | X-R-A-Y, 01.2021; Santa Fe Writers' Project, 02.2021Dunhuang, a continuation | Santa Fe Writers' Project, 02.2021Gunk | Peach Mag, 01.2021The Buddha's Fist | Jellyfish Review Just Like the River special issue, 10.2020Fujiyama, 2088 | perhappened, 09.2020 | nominated for Best of the Net 2021

Having your period in August in China | Zindabad Zine, 04.2021In Year Six We Had A Substitute Teacher Whose Heels Were So Dry That They Looked Like Cracked White Marzipan; I Saw Them While Going Up Some Stairs Behind Her. I Was Transfixed. These Days My Heels Have Been Really Dry And I Guess It’s My Turn To Have Marzipan Parmesan Feet. | Bat City Review, 04.2021Love sonnet from the perspective of Rod, a jock mouse who lived on my Animal Crossing island for 3 months | Ghost City Review, 10.2020A CACTUS I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE | DAYBREAKING Zine, 09.2020Oeux | Fruit Journal #2, 08.2020 hayfever | harana poetry #5, 07.2020Pastèques en été | Industry, 02.2018Good things come in thirteens | sinθ #3, 01.2017

Conversation with Tao Leigh Goffe | sinθ #19, 05.2021Review: It's a sin | rs21, 02.2021Conversation with Laura Fong Prosper | sinθ #17, 11.2020 Conversation with Weina Zhao | sinθ #16, 08.2020 Report: How to defund the police – strategies for abolition | rs21, 07.2020Conversation with Nina Mingya Powles | sinθ #15, 04.2020Student Spotlight: Stevie Shao | sinθ #14, 01.2020 Stay Home Diary: 19 March | Bitter Melon, 03.2020Take That! weekly Film & TV column | The Oxford Blue, 01.2020 - 03.2020Editors' Conversation (Diaspora Poetry) w/ Yue Chen, Hayley Wu, C. Grace Chang, Stephanie Chang, Joyce Lu | sinθ #14, 01.2020 Bruly Bouabré's Ways of Seeing: Deconstructing Africa (from Laidlaw Scholarship research) | The Isis MT19, 11.2019Conversation with Jessica J. Lee | sinθ #12, 08.2019Student Spotlight: Lucy Li Chenhui | sinθ #12, 08.2019thank you for the venom: an ode to teen girl angst | sinθ #11, 05.2019 It's Harder than Harvard | The Isis HT19, 02.2019 Conversation with Larissa Lai | sinθ #9, 11.2018 Conversation with Hsiao-hung Pai | sinθ #9, 11.2018 Conversation with Sharlene Teo | sinθ #8, 08.2018Beyond the Third Space w/ Iris Lang | sinθ #7, 05.2018Conversation with Qu Leilei | sinθ #7, 05.2018Coffee with Francois Yang | sinθ #5, 01.2018Motherland Discourse w/ Iris Lang | sinθ #4, 04.2017Sino Quiz: Diaspora Authencitiy Test | sinθ #4, 04.2017Conversation with Deborah Lee | sinθ #3, 01.2017Editors' Conversation (Third Space) w/ Iris Lang and Elisabeth Siegel | sinθ #3, 01.2017FOREIGN: Bohan Phoenix | sinθ #2, 10.2016Conversation: Peter Pan talks degeneration, exploration, identity, and photography | sinθ #1, 07.2016

Shortlisted for Magnum Photos' Emerging Writers in Residence Programme, 2021Translator (Chinese to English) | Copper Coins by Musuli, 2020Translator (Chinese to English) | My depression by Ren Hang, 2017Illustrator, photographer | sinθ, 03-2016 - PresentBlogger for Sino Arts | sinθ, 2016 - 2019Assistant Director (Theatre; devised) | My mother runs in zig-zags @ The North Wall (Oxford, U.K.), 02.2019 - 06.2019Director, DP, editor | 写真:浓与淡 / STUDY: NOW AND THEN (24m), 12.2015 - 01.2016


03.2016 - Present
Sine Theta Magazine
Founding Editor-in-Chief

11.2017 - 06.2018
The Isis Magazine
Editor w/ Emily Lawford: Trinity Term 2018
Creative Director w/ Alex Christian: Hilary Term 2018
Non-Fiction Editing Masterclass Leader: Michaelmas Term 2019

06.2018 - 12.2018
Common Ground Journal
Sub-editor and designer: Michaelmas Term 2018

10.2018 - 06.2019
Duncan Grant: Queering the Classical Nude
Curator w/ George Wilson; catalogue essay
Kendrew Barn, St. John's College, Oxford.

Selected works edited:
Respectfully, Sheryl, it is fucking exhausting, poetry by Joshua Ip, edited w/ Stephanie Chang | sinθ #16, 08.2020Eternal Ones, fiction by Tina Sang | sinθ #15, 04.2020June, fiction by Amelia Chen, edited w/ Joyce Lu | sinθ #15, 04.2020Bust, personal essay by Lily Amelia Susman | sinθ #13, 11.2019Gallery Art, personal essay by Kevin Robert Fong | sinθ #13, 11.2019Black Umbrellas, fiction by K. K. Mai | sinθ #13, 11.2019xinyao, non-fiction (Culture) by Claire Soh, edited w/ Yue Chen | sinθ #12, 08.2019 Yuan, fiction by Dorothy Cheng | sinθ #12, 08.2019Gatekeeper, personal essay by Claire Doran | sinθ #11, 05.2019Harmless Harvest, personal essay by Patricia Kelly Tan Yeo | sinθ #11, 05.2019A Conversation with Zhang Jian Jun, profile by Jessica Ho and Yue Chen | sinθ #11, 05.2019An intimacy of perhaps knowing you, personal essay by Suan Quah | sinθ #11, 05.2019Wing on Wo & Co., profile by Lis Chi Siegel | sinθ #11, 05.2019A vocation of idleness, personal essay by Lauren Lee, edited w/ Yue Chen | sinθ #10, 02.2019Conversation with He Dong, profile by Michelle Huang | sinθ #10, 02.2019If: You Can't Sleep, fiction by Lio Min, edited w/ Li Yu and Michelle Huang | sinθ #10, 02.2019The Cost of Tourism, non-fiction (Politics) by Ed Audland | Common Ground Journal #2, 01.2019Recycling the Anthropocene, non-fiction (Politics) by Harry Holmes | Common Ground Journal #2, 01.2019Eating with Chef Sin, profile by Lis Chi Siegel | sinθ #5, 01.2018A Thousand Dreams of Leslie, non-fiction (Culture) by Chelsea Shieh | sinθ #4, 04.2017


History of Art Department, History Faculty, University of Oxford
Lincoln College, University of Oxford
DPhil History of Art, 2021 - 2025 (expected)
June and Simon Li Scholarship in Chinese Art History, 2021- 2024
Dissertation supervised by J. P. Park

Wadham College, University of Oxford
MSt History of Art and Visual Culture, 2020 - 2021, Distinction
Wadham Cliff Davies Scholarship in History, 2020 - 2021
Dissertation: Land of the [ ……… ]: Japanese-American internment photography from an ecocritical perspective | supervised by Geoffrey Batchen

St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford
BA History of Art, 2017 - 2020, First Class
Distinction in First Public Examinations, 2018College Scholarship, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2020Katritzky Prize in the History of Art, 2019Gibbs Prize in the History of Art for best average finals performance, 2020
Dissertation: "Horrible and Terrifying Deeds": André Derain's Pantagruel woodcuts | supervised by Alastair Wright

Laidlaw Scholar | Oxford University Careers Service, 2019

Krasis Scholar | Ashmolean Museum, Trinity Term 2019

Papers given
American Cop: Peter Liang and diasporic Chinese Labour | "1000 Words" Network for Developing Photographic Research, 24 February 2021Case study: "Horrible and Terrifying Deeds": André Derain's Pantagruel woodcuts | "Working with artists' books and other visual resources in Oxford" Sackler Library & Taylor Institution workshop, December 2020"Horrible and Terrifying Deeds": André Derain's Pantagruel woodcuts | PERLEGO, 23 October 2020Michelangelo the Decorator | Catz Exchange conference, February 2018


jiaqi.kang at lincoln.ox.ac.uk