There have been numerous discussions on Chang’s writing, few of which focus on her drawings. Actually, Chang’s artistic talent in drawing is no less than her literary works. Examining her paintings, one may find that her works features drawings of Chinese ladies with a mixed style of traditional Chinese lady portray and western comics. This style not only remodels the classic topic but also constitutes her unique form.
With the prospering media industry, various kinds of fashion magazines and cartoons prevailed in Shanghai. Portrays on Chinese ladies are virtually the most important subject for those journals. Immersing in such environment, Chang was familiar with the journals and the culture. Therefore, this thesis discusses Chang’s drawings with regard to her drawing skills and her articles on drawings with an attempt to show the development of Chinese lady portray in Shanghai and to present the uniqueness of Chang’s drawings.