Neoland School of Chinese Culture


Dr Donia Zhang

Chinese architecture and urbanism
Courtyard housing
Chinese garden

Dr Donia Zhang is a Chinese-Canadian Author and Scholar of Architectural Humanities based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. She is the Director of the Neoland School of Chinese Culture and Chinese Culture Publishing, the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism, and a translator for the Journal of Chinese Humanities.

Donia 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 and published over a dozen academic journal articles.

Donia 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, Canada. For more information, please visit her website.