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Shaoyi SUN


  Shaoyi SUN is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Shanghai Theater Academy (STA). He has taught Chinese film and literature at the University of Southern California (USC), University of California at Irvine, National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan), Shanghai University, and New York University in Shanghai. Dr. Sun was the NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) juror at multiple international film festivals including Taiwan Golden Horse (2015), Bangalore (2011), Singapore (2009), Brisbane (2007) and Hawaii (2001); a jury member of the 2016 VGIK (The Russian State University of Cinematography) International Student Film and Stage Play Festival, 2008 Shanghai International Film Festival’s Student Shorts Award and of the 2000 Dhaka International Film Festival. He received his Ph.D. from USC in 1999 and is the author/editor of Western Film Theories Since the New Millennium (forthcoming, Fudan University Press), New Media and Cultural Transformation (2013), Spectrum of History and Cultural Topography: The Transnational Relation between Hollywood and Chinese-Language Cinema (2012), The Matrix of Cinema: Cinematic Space and Cultural Globalism (2010), The Imagined City: Literary, Filmic, and Visual Shanghai, 1927-1937 (2009), Lights! Camera! Kai Shi!: In-Depth Interviews with China’s New Generation of Movie Directors (2008), and was the Chinese translator of Rey Chow’s Primitive Passions: Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography and Contemporary Chinese Cinema (2001).

  Areas of Research Interest: Film Theories, Sino-US Film Relations, New Media Art, Cultural Studies