There are a total of 19 Pan Yu-liang’s self-portraits. The period of creation was mostly between 1924 and 1949, and several of the important works were completed in the second French stay period(1938~1949). In other words, she chose Diaspora-style life and concentrated on narrating her feelings about herself. “Self-excitation” refers to the choice I made when I could no longer maintain a normal life in China because of her past career in the process of teaching and writing after returning from studying in France.
The study of Pan Yu-liang was mainly done in the fields of biographical studies, novel studies, painting forms studies, and painting ideas studies. Previously, research on Pan’s self-portrait was considered only part of The study on Pan’s overall work. This paper divides Pan Yu-liang’s self-portrait into three stages, the first, we will talk about the entrance examination to stigma and prejudice and the declaration of ourselves; the second, we will talk about ‘idealized’ and ‘glorified’ self-image; the third, we will talk about self-esteem and transcendence. In three aspects, we will approach narrating her feelings about herself.