Jiaqi Kang

is a Sino-Swiss editor, writer, and art historian. She is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Sine Theta Magazine, an international, print-based creative arts publication made by and for the Sino diaspora. She reads History of Art at Oxford University, where she edited The Isis Magazine in her first year.


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

A 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

The Buddha's Fist | Jellyfish Review Just Like the River special issue, forthcomingFujiyama, 2088 | perhappened, 09.2020

Illustrator, 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


Art history research interests: modern art; modernism; vernacular, popular/commercial, & print culture; queer & gender theory; cross-cultural encounters and (mis)communication; diaspora and hybridity; post- and decoloniality; ecocriticism; interdisciplinary work; afro-asia; empire; indigenous subjectivity; anything else interesting & cool.

Wadham College, University of Oxford
MSt History of Art and Visual Culture, 2020 - 2021
Wadham Cliff Davies Scholarship in History, 2020 - 2021
Dissertation: TBD | 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
To be presented at PERLEGO conference, October 2020
Laidlaw Scholar | Oxford University Careers Service, 2019

Krasis Scholar | Ashmolean Museum, Trinity Term 2019

Presentation: Michelangelo the Decorator | Catz Exchange conference, February 2018


jiaqi.kang at history.ox.ac.uk