Dr. Sophia Kidd is an Associate Research Fellow in the College of Journalism and Literature at Sichuan University in Sichuan, China. She has been a visiting scholar at Ruhr University Bochum and University of Gottingen where she lectured on Chinese contemporary art and politics as well as the role of cultural production in the building of China’s One Belt One Road strategy. Her PhD research focused on spatial production and literary geography in Eastern Jin Guo Pu’s literature, in particular the “River Fu.” Sophia Kidd works as an arts professional, scholar, and writer in both the USA and in China, integrating an approach that utilizes regional aesthetics and cultural studies to gain both synchronic and diachronic insight into contextualization of Chinese contemporary art within more comprehensive narratives of world art history. Sophia has published numerous articles on Southwest China performance art.