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Publication Date

Winter 1-1-2017


artists' books, courtesans, Ancient China, student artists' book contest, fourth


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Experimental and Foundation Studies

Faculty / Course

Judy Maloney, Design

Materials + Techniques

Paper, inkjet

Student Narrative

My book focuses on the lives of courtesans in Ancient China, more specifically on their identities as musicians, poets, and artists, rather than their identities as sex workers and prostitutes due to how many were often forced into their professions.

Photo Credit

Mariah Bennett, MDes Interior Architecture, 2018

The Mark of the Courtesan



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