Zhang Duoduo


Zhang Duo Duo, Ph.D., Master advisor. Her main research areas are design anthropology, regional culture innovation and its digital design theory and practice, design management and design criticism. She has published more than 40 papers in various professional journals and conferences, and has been invited to the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and Technology, the University of Zurich Anthropology Museum and other scientific research institutions for academic lectures; There are 6 books (4 books) and 4 translations edited by her.


  • 1997-2001 BS, majored in Industrial Design,Hunan University

  • 2001-2004 MA, majored in Art&Design,Hunan University(postgraduate recommendation)

  • 2004-2008 PHD in Department of Art History, Academy of Art&Design, Tsinghua University.


  • 2014-2016 (IP)The Culture Inheritance  and Production Organization Forms of Traditional Crafts  --A Case Study on Hunan Province,Supported by  Hunan Provincial Social Science Foundation

  • 2010-2017 (Co-IP)4 projects on protection&development(Industrialization/ Digitalization) of traditional ethnic handicrafts (such as Dong,Miao,Yao,and Inner Mongolia and their female brocade or embroidery), Supported respectively by China Ministry of finance, China  cultural  government  and Fujian SEVEN group co.,Ltd. (a Chinese fashion company)

  • 2009-2010 (IP)The Influence of Urban Ecological Planning on Rural Handicraft Industrial----A Case Study on Suzhou Embroidery in Chinese Urbanization  Process, Supported by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation

  • 2005-2010 (Co-IP)  5 projects on the protection and development of Chinese traditional handicrafts (mainly in the Han areas)based on several national-level investigations, Supported by China central government and educational department

Selected publications

  • Duoduo Zhang, Villages of Craftswomen: The Transformation of Chinese Ethnic  Female Crafts and Their Cultural Space in the Liquid World(Tentative,not finished yet)

  • Duoduo Zhang,Writing with Embroidery: The History and Culture of Traditional Embroidery Art in China.Shanghai:Donghua University Press.2016.

  • Duoduo Zhang,Arts and Crafts Masters of China:Ren Huixian.Anhui:Hefei Fine Arts Press,2016

  • Duoduo Zhang,The Protection and Development of Chinese Traditional Art and Craft.chief editor:Ou Xinqian,Li

  • Duoduo Zhang, Yuanyuan Yang, Tie Ji, Huiling Xie, Yuwei He. Designing Craft Learning Experience for Rural Children: A Case Study on Huayao Cross-Stitch in Southwest China, 20th International conference on Human- Computer Interaction, HCII2018, Las Vegas, USA, 2018.7.15-7.20

  • Yuanyuan Yang, Duoduo Zhang, Tie Ji, Lerong Li,Designing Educational Games based on Intangible Cultural Heritage for Rural Children: A case study on “Logic Huayao”, 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, AHFE2018, Orlando, USA, 2018.7.21-7.25

  • Duoduo Zhang, Embodiment Knowledge in RiskAnthropology Reflection on Designer’s Involving in Traditional Crafts”Journal of NAJING ARTS INSTITUTEFINE ARTS&DESIGNNo.2(2016):36-40 .

  • Duoduo Zhang,Tacit Knowledge: The Microscopic Perspective of Design Innovation Research on Traditional Crafts” The Chinese Journal for ZHUANG SHI No.6(2015):117-119.

  • Duoduo Zhang,Analysis on Culture Choices in the Technological Change of Contemporary Minority’s Handcraft——Taking Miao’ S Embroidery as an Example” The Chinese Journal for Science and Society(S&S) No.4(2013):66-80.

  • Duoduo Zhang,Traditional Handicraft in the Dwelling Space----A Case Study on Suzhou Embroidery in Chinese Urbanization Process” Art and Science,Vol13:57-81 (2011)

  •  Duoduo Zhang,Ecological’ or ‘Original’ -- When the Rural Handicraft Industry  Encounters the Urban Ecological Planning “Journal of Nanjing Arts Institute(Fine Arts & Design),No.3(2010):99-104.

Employment history

  • 2010-2013 Editor of Art and Science(an Academic journal of Tsinghua University, Beijing);

  • 2008-2010 Post-Doctoral research in Institute of  Science, Technology and Society, School of Social Science, Tsinghua University;  Environmental 

  • Design Department, Academy of Art&Design,Tsinghua University