Professor Andrews is a specialist in Chinese painting and modern Chinese art. Her first book, Painters and Politics in the People's Republic of China (1994), won the Joseph Levenson Prize of the Association for Asian Studies for the best book of the year on modern China. She is currently working on Art in Modern China and an essay to be published in Mahjong, an exhibition catalogue for the Berkeley Art Museum. In addition to writing and teaching, she served as co-curator and catalogue author for one of the first American exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art, Fragmented Memory: The Chinese Avant-Garde in Exile, at OSU's Wexner Center for the Arts in 1993, and of the Guggenheim Museum's 1998 exhibition, A Century in Crisis: Modernity and Tradition in the Art of Twentieth Century China, shown in New York and Bilbao. In 2006, she co-organized Chinese Painting on the Eve of the Communist Revolution: Chang Shu-chi and his Collection, for Stanford's Cantor Arts Center, and in 1997, showed original drawings from Shanghai People's Art Publishing House in Literature in Line: Lianhuanhua from China at OSU's Cartoon Research Library.