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Dr. Donia Zhang
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Neoland School of Chinese Culture, Canada
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Dr Donia Zhang is the Director of the Neoland School of Chinese Culture and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism. She has over 20 years of research experience in interdisciplinary studies of architectural humanities and social sciences, particularly the interrelations of housing, health, happiness, and cultural sustainability.

She has authored four scholarly books with one under contract: Courtyard Houses of Beijing: Past, Present, and Future (2009/2010/2011), Schoolyard Gardening as Multinaturalism: Theory, Practice, and Product (2009), Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability: Theory, Practice, and Product (2013/2016), Courtyard Housing for Health and Happiness: Architectural Multiculturalism in North America (2015/2017), and The Curriculum for Chinese Culture (forthcoming, 2020).

Moreover, she contributed two chapters to the eBook, Dialogues of Sustainable Urbanisation: Social Science Research and Transitions to Urban Contexts (2015), and over a dozen articles in academic journals. She is also a contributor of three entries and translated the Chinese lexicon for the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World (2019, 2nd ed), hosted at Oxford Brookes University.

Donia is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University (BArch, MA, PhD) in the UK and Brock University (MEd) in Canada, and an associate of the City Institute at York University, Canada.