PhD Researcher, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

I started my PhD studies at JOMEC in 2012, enabled by the Geoff Mungham Overseas Award scholarship and a sponsorship from Intellect.

My thesis is a critical account on the development of Chinese cinema studies in English-language academia, with a theoretical framework informed by Pierre Bourdieu.

Apart from above, I conduct research on policy and strategies in relation to creative industries collaboration between the UK and China, with a particular focus on the screen industries.

My research interests cover the historical, theoretical and industrial issues around film:


critical history of film theory/criticism
film criticism in early newspapers
cultural history of cinema going and audience memory


the essence of film criticism
the ontology of film

Industrial (Policy & Strategies)

creative industries/film collaboration between the UK and China
international film co-production
international film distribution (theatrical & VOD)
arthouse cinema exhibition


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    PhD Researcher, Cardiff University