Kiki Tianqi Yu is Senior Lecturer in Film at Queen Mary University of London. As a theorist, filmmaker and curator, she is committed to advancing dewesternised film theories and research-led practice. Her current works include theorising cinema through Daoism; documentary, essayistic nonfiction and artist moving images from the Global south and east; women’s cinema and localised feminism in East Asia. Her books include ‘My’ Self on Camera (EUP 2019), China’s iGeneration (Bloomsbury, 2014). Kiki’s award-winning feature documentaries include China’s van Goghs (2016), and The Two Lives of Li Ermao (2019), shown at over 50 international film festivals and institutions. She curated ‘Polyphonic China’ (London 2009) and ‘Memory Talks” (Shanghai 2017).