Neoland School of Chinese Culture


Dr Donia Zhang

Courtyard architecture
Chinese gardens

Dr Donia Zhang is an author, writer, and editor of Architectural Humanities in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. She is the Director of the Neoland School of Chinese Culture, Neoland-Neolife Cross-Cultural Studies, and Chinese Culture Publishing, and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism (JCAU), and Courtyard Architecture: along the Silk Roads, around the World.

Donia has authored four scholarly books and published 20 peer-reviewed academic journal articles. WorldCat has listed most of these publications. She has seven years of work experience in the architectural industry in Toronto and Chicago, and eleven years of teaching experience in higher education in Ontario, Canada. The subjects she has taught include: History of Art and Architecture, Interior Design, AutoCAD, Chinese Urbanization under Socialist Market Economy, among others.

Donia is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University (BArch, MA, PhD) in the UK and Brock University (MEd) in Canada. She has also obtained a Verified Certificate of Achievement in The Architectural Imagination from Harvard University | edX, and a Verified Certificate of Achievement in Interpreting Vernacular Architecture in Asia from the University of Hong Kong | edX. She is a former associate at the City Institute at York University, and a visiting scholar/occasional co-instructor at McMaster University, Canada. For more information, please visit her website.