Professor
Director of Centre for Film and Moving Image Research

yingzhu@hkbu.edu.hk
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Education: 
Ph.D. (Radio/Television/ Film, University of Texas at Austin)

Area of Interests: 
Chinese Film and Television / Hollywood Film / Studio History

Major Highlights: 
2015 Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television (New York: New Press, Hardcopy in 2013; Paperback in 2014; Spanish Edition in 2015), 291
2011 Women’s Studies in the West (Lead editor, co-edited with Jieyu Liu & Yachien Huang, Beijing: People’s University Press, 2011; in Chinese), 233
2010 Art, Politics and Commerce in Chinese Cinema (lead editor, co-edited with Stanley Rosen, Hong Kong University Press, 2010), 292
2009 TV China (lead editor, co-edited with Chris Berry; Indiana University Press, 2009), 259
2008 TV drama in China (lead editor, co-edited with Michael Keane and Ruoyun Bai, Hong Kong University Press, 2008), 276
Television in Post-Reform China: Serial Dramas, Confucian Leadership and Global Television Market (London: Routledge, 2008), 176
2005 Television Dramas: the US and Chinese Perspectives (co-edited with Chungjing Qu; Shanghai: Shanlian Press, 2005; in Chinese), 569
2003 Chinese Cinema during the Era of Reform: the Ingenuity of the System (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003), 230
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Education

University of Texas at Austin, Radio/Television/ Film, Ph.D.

Major Publications

Books

2015 Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television (New York: New Press, Hardcopy in 2013; Paperback in 2014; Spanish Edition in 2015), 291
2011 Women’s Studies in the West (Lead editor, co-edited with Jieyu Liu & Yachien Huang, Beijing: People’s University Press, 2011; in Chinese), 233
2010 Art, Politics and Commerce in Chinese Cinema (lead editor, co-edited with Stanley Rosen, Hong Kong University Press, 2010), 292
2009 TV China (lead editor, co-edited with Chris Berry; Indiana University Press, 2009), 259
2008 TV drama in China (lead editor, co-edited with Michael Keane and Ruoyun Bai, Hong Kong University Press, 2008), 276
Television in Post-Reform China: Serial Dramas, Confucian Leadership and Global Television Market (London: Routledge, 2008), 176
2005 Television Dramas: the US and Chinese Perspectives (co-edited with Chungjing Qu; Shanghai: Shanlian Press, 2005; in Chinese), 569
2003 Chinese Cinema during the Era of Reform: the Ingenuity of the System (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003), 230

Refereed Journal Articles

1.   “Film as soft power and hard currency: The Sino-Hollywood courtship” THE ONLINE JOURNAL OF THE CHINA POLICY INSTITUTE (JULY 5, 2017): https://cpianalysis.org/2017/07/05/film-as-soft-power-and-hard-currency-the-sino-hollywood- courtship/
2.   “Corruption and It’s (dis)content: The Rise and Fall of Chinese Officialdom Television Dramas,” Screen (Oxford UP) (2016) 57 (2): 235-249: https://doi.org/10.1093/screen/hjw024
3.   “Tracing the Sino-Hollywood Relationship,” Journal of Film Culture Studies (in Chinese; Fall 2015): 185-192
4.   “The Sino-Hollywood Relationship—Then & Now,” Weber - The Contemporary West (Featured Article in Spring-Summer 2015 Film Edition of the Journal): 26-36
5.   “Live, From Beijing,” Cairo Review of Global Affairs (February 2013): http://www.aucegypt.edu/gapp/cairoreview/Pages/articleDetails.aspx?aid=296
6.   “Li Yang’s Socially Conscious Film as Marginal Cinema-- China’s State-Capital Alliance and its Cultural Ramifications,” Chinese Journal of Communication Vol 2 (2009): 212-226
7.   “Hollywood and Transnational Chinese Language Films,” Journal of Communication and Society Vol 7 (2009): 133-156 (in Chinese).
8.   “Transnational Chinese Language Cinema and Hollywood Blockbuster Films,” World Cinema Vol 3, (2008): 48-61 (in Chinese).
9.   “Transnational Circulation of Chinese Language Television Dramas,” Global Media and Communication Volume 4 (1) 2008: 61-82.
10.   “Feng Xiaogang and Chinese New Year Film,” Asian Cinema Spring & Summer, 2007: 43-64
11.   “Sun Mingjin and John Grierson, a Comparative Study of Early Chinese and British Documentary Film Movement,” Asian Cinema Spring & Summer 2006: 230-245.
12.   “Sun Mingjin and the Development of Chinese Documentary Filmmaking,” Film Art No. 2 (2006) 14-18 (in Chinese).
13.   “Yongzheng Dynasty and Chinese Primetime Television Drama,” Cinema Journal 44.4 (2005) 3-17 (lead article for this issue of CJ).
14.    The Current State of Film Theory and Practice in the West,” Contemporary Cinema 6. (2004) 26-35 (in Chinese).
15.    "Chinese Cinema’s Economic Reform from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s," Journal of Communication 52.4 (2002) 905-921.
16.   “Commercialization and Chinese Cinema’s Post-Wave," Consumption, Markets & Culture 5.3 (2002) 187-209.
17.    "Cinematic Modernization and Chinese Cinema's First Art Wave," Quarterly Review of Film & Video 18.4 (2001) 451-471.
18.   "From New Wave to Post New Wave: Chinese Fifth Generation's Cinematic Transition," Asian Culture Quarterly 28.2 (2000) 13-48.
19.   “Commercialism and Nationalism: Chinese Cinema’s First Wave of Entertainment Films,” CineAction 47 (1998) 56-66.
20.   “Tradition in Modernity,” Asian/Pacific Journal 20.2 (1998)13-23.
21.   “Tracing the Sino-Hollywood Relationship,” In Yaping Ding (Ed.) Cinema and TV Culture (Beijing, China Film Press, 2015), 185-193.
22.   “China’s Cultural War Against the West,” In Robin Jeffrey & Ronojoy Sen (Eds.), Media at Work in China and India: Discovery and Dissection (London: Sage, 2015)
23.   “From Anticorruption to Officialdom: The Transformation of Chinese Dynasty TV Drama,” In Carlos Rojas & Eileen Cheng-yin Chow (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas (Oxford University Press, 2013)
24.   “Cross-Fertilization in Chinese Cinema and Television: A Strategic Turn in Cultural Policy,” in Yingjin Zhang (Ed.) Blackwell Companion to Chinese Cinema, (Blackwell Publisher, 2012)
25.   “The Evolution of Chinese Film as an Industry” (co-authored with Seio Nakajima), “The Cinematic Transition of the Fifth Generation Auteurs” (co-authored with Bruce Robinson), & “Feng Xiaogang and Chinese Domestic Box-Office Films,” in Art, Politics, and Commerce in Chinese Cinema, co-edited by Ying Zhu & Stanley Rosen (Hong Kong University Press, 2010).
26.    “Sun Mingjing: Pioneer of Chinese Educational Films,” in Carol Lee Hamrin (ed.) Salt and Light: Lives of Faith that Shaped Modern China (Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2009)
27.    “Global Circulation of Chinese Language TV Drama,” in Convergence and Divergence: On Chinese Film and Television Culture, co-edited by Hu Zhifeng and Dong Xiaoyu (Chongqing: Southwest Normal University Press, 2009; in Chinese).
28.   “Transnational Circulation of Chinese Language Television dramas,” in TV China, co-edited by Ying Zhu & Chris Berry (Indiana University Press, 2009).
29.   “Yongzheng Dynasty and Authoritarian Nostalgia,” in TV Drama in China, co-edited by Ying Zhu, Michael Keane, & Bai Ruoyun (Hong Kong University Press, 2008): 21-32
30.   “Cinema and Media Studies in the West,” in Communication Research in the West, co-edited by Lu Shuming and Hong Junhao (Beijing: People’s University Press, 2007) 276-296
31.   “Chinese Cinema’s Commercial Wave,” in Contemporary Chinese Cinema, edited by Luis Miranda (Granada, Spain: Festival Cines del Sur, 2007; in English & Spanish) 157-192
32.   “Sun Mingjin and Early Chinese Documentary Filmmaking” (co-authored with Tongdao Zhang), in Ombre Elettriche Cento anni di cinema cinese 1905-2005, co-edited by Marco Muller and Elena Pollacchi (Venice, Italy: Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, 2005; in English & Italian) 64-74.
33.  “Yongzheng Dynasty and the Revisionist Qing Drama: Chinese Primetime Television’s Historical Turn” in Television Dramas: the US and Chinese Perspectives, co-edited by Qu Chunjin & Ying Zhu (Shanghai: Shanlian Press, 2005; in Chinese) 46-65.

Other Publications

Commissioned Magazine and Newspaper Articles 

1.   “Can China Expand its Beachhead in Hollywood?” Foreign Policy (February 24, 2017) http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/02/24/is-the-search-for-a-china-hollywood-blockbuster-doomed- great-wall-fail/
2.   “Behind the Personality Cult of Xi Jinping: He may be China’s most powerful leader in decades. Here’s what he hopes to gain – and stands to lose.” Foreign Policy (March 8, 2016) http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/08/the-personality-cult-of-xi-jinping-china-leader-communist- party/
3.   “Xi Jinping: A Cult of Personality?” ChinaFile (Saturday, March 5, 2016): http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/xi-jinping-cult-personality#comment-2671
4.   “What Can “Bridge of Spies” Reveal to the Chinese About the Limits of Chinese Cinema?” Los Angeles Review of Books (Dec 30, 2015): https://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/what-can-bridge- of-spies-reveal-to-the-chinese-about-the-limits-of-chinese-cinema
5.   “Has Chinese Film Finally Produced a Real Hero?” ChinaFile (August 18, 2015): http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/culture/has-chinese-film-finally-produced-real-hero
6.   “China’s Spring Festival Gala: Political Theater Made to Party Orders” The Wall Street Journal (February 21, 2015): http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/02/21/chinas-spring-festival-gala- political-theater-made-to-party-orders/
7.   “国产电影真打败了好莱坞大片?” 上海观察 (Shanghai Observer; Aug 22, 2015): http://www.shobserver.com/wx/detail.do?id=6318
8.   “生活大爆炸被审查后,大众并未抵抗,” Unusual Commentaries (An online literary magazine from Beijing University; Feb 23, 2015)
9.   “How U.S. Soft Power Won the Chinese Box Office” Foreign Policy (September 6, 2014): http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/09/06/how_us_soft_power_won_chinas_box_office _transformers_4_hollywood
10.   “‘Transformers 4’ May Pander to China, But America Still Wins,” ChinaFile (Sept 4, 2014) http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/culture/transformers-4-may-pander- china-america-still-wins
11.   “After ‘Big Bang Theory’ Censorship, No Mass Viewer Revolt,” Wall Street Journal (May 19, 2014) http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/19/after-big-bang-theory-censorship-no-mass- viewer-revolt/
12.   “Why Frank Underwood is Great for China’s Soft Power,” Business Spectator (March 4, 2014) http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/3/4/china/why-frank-underwood-great-chinas- soft-power; ChinaFile (Feb 27, 2014) https://www.chinafile.com/Frank-Underwood-Great- Chinas-Soft-Power
13.   “變形金剛4向中國獻媚不遺餘力,但美國還是真正勝利的一方” The New Lens (An online magazine in Taiwan; Sept 24, 2014): http://www.thenewslens.com/post/75412
14.   “纸牌屋:弗兰克。安德伍德何以’有益于’中国软实力,” Unusual Commentaries (An online literary magazine from Beijing University; April 9, 2014): http://10jiaoyu.com/feed/10185767
15.   “中國政府為什麼不封殺紙牌屋?” The New Lens (An online magazine in Taiwan; April 1, 2014): http://www.thenewslens.com/post/32922/
16.   “Hollywood Powerhouses Meet a Sleeping Giant,” Los Angeles Times (Nov 9, 2013) http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-ca-china-essay- 20131110,0,7606609,full.story#axzz2zijIdMdd
17.   “China’s Sex and the City Film is a Great Leap Backward for Women,” The Atlantic (July 2013) http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/07/chinas-sex-and-the-city-film-is-a-great-leap- backward-for-women/277841/
18.   “The Rite of Passage to No Where,” China File (July 2013) http://www.chinafile.com/rite- passage-nowhere
19.   “Reading Into Official Corruption” China Economic Review (July 2013) http://www.chinaeconomicreview.com/reading-official-corruption-chinese-media-officials- novels-tv-television-ying-zhu
20.   “China Travels Back Down the River” Wall Street Journal (June 14, 2013) http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/06/04/china-travels-back-down-the-river/
21.   “Reading Into Official Corruption” China Economic Review (May 27, 2013) http://www.chinaeconomicreview.com/reading-official-corruption-chinese-media-officials- novels-tv-television-ying-zhu
22.    “Domestic Drama” China Economic Review (May 2, 2013) http://www.chinaeconomicreview.com/domestic-drama
23.    “Can Hollywood Romance Chinese Film-Goers?” The Atlantic (April 25, 2013) http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/04/can-hollywood-romance-chinese-film- goers/275313/
24.   “Will China Unchain Django?” CNN (April 17, 2013) http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/17/will-china-unchain-django/
25.   “A Beginning for China’s Battered Women,” ChinaFile (February11, 2013) http://www.chinafile.com/beginning-chinas-battered-women
26.   “Why China Struggles to Find Soft Power Voice,” CNN (February 6, 2013) http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/06/why-china-struggles-to-find-soft-power- voice/
27.   “‘Real Progress’: Parsing China’s Censorship Protests,” Wall Street Journal (January 14, 2013) http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/01/14/real-progress-parsing-chinas-censorship-protests
28.  “《小时代》:中国电影版“欲望都市”反映女性的巨大退步,” The Translation Net (A China Based website; July 17, 2013): http://article.yeeyan.org/view/374238/370175
29.  “The Inside Story of When China's State-Run TV Criticized the Party,” The Atlantic (June 2012) http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/06/the-inside-story-of-when- chinas-state-run-tv-criticized-the-party/258102/
30.  “Two Billion Eyes,” Asia Society Website (May 31, 2012): http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/book-excerpt-two-billion-eyes-story-china-central-television- ying-zhu
31.  “The Cultivated and the Vulgar: China's Cultural War” Asian Creative Transformations (4/2/12) http://www.creativetransformations.asia/2012/04/the-cultivated-and-the-vulgar-chinas-cultural- war/
32.  “Critical Masses, Commerce, and Shifting State-Society Relations in China” China Beat (February 17, 2010): http://www.thechinabeat.org/?p=1526
33.  “The Past and Present of Shanghai and Chinese Cinema” New York Times China Studies Website (April, 2006): http://www.nytimes.com/ref/college/coll-china-media-001.html
34.  “Cinematic Representation of Poverty and Widening Social Gap in Contemporary China” New York Times China Studies Website (April, 2006): http://www.nytimes.com/ref/college/coll- china-media-002.html
35.  “The Confucian Tradition and Chinese Television Today” New York Times China Studies Website (April, 2006): http://www.nytimes.com/ref/college/coll-china-media-003.html
36.  “The Cinematic Negotiation of Chinese Identity” New York Times China Studies Website (April, 2006): http://www.nytimes.com/ref/college/coll-china-media-004.html
37.  “Chinese TV Dramas: Will Confucius Save the Day?” AsiaMedia (February 7, 2006): http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=38580