Student, Augustana University, Camrose, 1946. Student, Nanking University, China, 1948. Student, Berlin Art School, 1958.
Student, University British Columbia, 1950. Doctor of Arts (honorary), Rider College, New Jersey, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Yunnan University, Kunming, China.
Doctor of Letters (honorary), Adelphi University, New York, 2009. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Wilfred Laurier University of Canberra, 2009.
Freelance journalist New York Times Magazine, New York City, 1966—2001. Writer, photographer National Geographic, Washington, 1971-1979. Columnist Earth Times, New York City, since 1996.
Special correspondent Houston Chronicle, 1997—2001. Photjournalist-at-large Earthuman Magazine, since 2002. Honorary professor Yunnan University, 2008.
Advisor United States-China Arts Exchange, since 1997. Commentator, writer Great Wall Across The Yangtze (Public Broadcasting Service), Homecoming (Chinese television), 2002. Television scriptwriter China Mission, 1975.
Honorary professor journalism Southwestern University, Chongging, China, 2008.
(Text and photographs by Audrey Toppings. orward by Seymou...)
Member Foreign Policy Association (director) 1975-1985), Society Woman Geographers, Council Foreign Rels., Asia Society, Junior Fortnightly, Scarsdale Golf Club.
Married Seymour Topping, November 10, 1949. Children: Susan, Karen, Lesley, Robin, Joanna.