研究助理教授

sychao@hkbu.edu.hk
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教育: 
PhD in Cinema Studies, New York University

专业范畴: 
Chinese-language cinemas / Documentary film / Queer theory/media / Transnational cinemas

主要成就: 
2016 Shi-yan Chao. (2016). “Performing Authorship in a Queer Time and Place: A Case Study of Yonfan” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 16.2 (Jun. 2016)
2015 Shi-yan Chao. (2015). “Book Review of Hou Hsiao-hsien.” Asian Cinema 26.1 (Apr. 2015): 117-20
2014 Shi-yan Chao. (2014). “Documenting Queer Chronotope in Postsocialist China.” In Scott E. Myers (ed.), The 7th Beijing Queer Film Festival. Beijing: BQFF Executive Committee. 
Shi-yan Chao. (2014). “Wutai Jiemei/Two Stage Sisters (1965).” In Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, and John White (eds.), The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films. New York: Routledge.
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Education

Ph.D. in Cinema Studies, New York University, New York
M.A. in Cinema Studies, New York University, New York
B.A. in Economics,  National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Positions Held

Nov. 2015 – Present Hong Kong Baptist University, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Research Assistant Professor
Sept. 2014 – Dec. 2014 Columbia University, East Asian Languages and Cultures, New York

Instructor of “History of Chinese Cinemas”

Advisor for M.A. theses in the Film Studies department

Sept. 2013 – Aug. 2014 Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, New York INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow

Lecturer of “Transnational Genre: Documentary Film”

Co-Lecturer of “Unequal Geographies: Key Concepts in Conceiving the Global”
Jan. 2013 – Jun. 2013 NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York Instructor/T.A. of the “Topics in Chinese Culture” Program
Sept. 2012 – Dec. 2012 NYU Cinema Studies, New York Lecturer of “Taiwan Cinema, Transnational Perspective”
May. 2011 – Jun. 2011 NYU Cinema Studies, New York Lecturer of “Transnational Asian Horror Cinema”
Jan. 2005 – May 2005 The Morse Academic Plan (MAP) of the College of Arts and Science (CAS) at NYU Teaching Assistant of “Expressive Culture: Film—Multiculturalism, Race, and the Media”
Sept. 2003 – May 2004 NYU Cinema Studies, New York Teaching Assistant of “Language of Film” and “Vampire Film”
Sept. 2002 – May 2003 NYU Cinema Studies, New York

Research Assistant of Professor Bill Simon and Zhang Zhen

Central Motion Picture Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan
Aug. 1998 – Jun. 1999  

Department of Film Production and Planning

  • Assist with all administrative and organizational aspects of pre- and post-production of feature films
  • Write film promotion plans and contact the press and the publisher
  • Translate a wide variety of materials, ranging from script synopses to legal contracts, to and from English
  • Evaluate scripts and other creative materials sent by those seeking CMPC participation
May 1998 – Jul. 1998 Lai-Shin English Teaching Center, Taipei, Taiwan Executive Assistant
Jun. 1996 – Sept. 1996 G&L Magazine, Taipei, Taiwan Executive Assistant to the Publisher
  • G&L: Gay & Lesbian/Glory & Liberty/Gentlemen & Ladies, the first legal, public, Chinese-language gay & lesbian magazine in Taiwan, with a circulation of 20,000 in the Chinese community

Publication

English Language

"Performing Authorship in a Queer Time and Place: A Case Study of Yonfan" Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 16.2 (Jun. 2016)
“Book Review of Hou Hsiao-hsien.” Asian Cinema 26.1 (Aug. 2015): 117-20.
“Documenting Transgenderism and Queer Chronotope in Postsocialist China.” Cinephile 10.2 (Winter 2014): 15-19.
“Documenting Queer Chronotope in Postsocialist China.” In Scott E. Myers (ed.), The 7th Beijing Queer Film Festival. Beijing: BQFF Executive Committee, 2014. pp. 114-16.
“Wutai Jiemei/Two Stage Sisters (1965).” In Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, and John White (eds.), The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films. New York: Routledge, 2014. pp. 602-606.
“Coming Out of The Box, Marching as Dykes.” In Chris Berry, Lu Xinyu, and Lisa Rofel (eds.), The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010. pp. 77-95 & 258-63.
“Performing Gender, Performing Documentary in Post-socialist China.” In Yau Ching (ed.), As Normal As Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010. pp. 151-175 & 186-87.

Chinese Language

Contributor

“Coming Out of The Box, Marching as Dykes” (forthcoming from Fudan University Press)
“Documenting Transgenderism and Queer Chronotope in Postsocialist China.” Taiwan Xuezhi/Monumnta Taiwanica 12 (Oct. 2015): 75-82.
Book Review of Song Hwee Lim’s Celluloid Comrades: Representations of Male Homosexuality in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas. Film Art No. 6 (Nov. 2007): 155-56.
“Coming Out of The Box, Marching as Dykes.” In Ping Jie (ed.), A New Look at Contemporary Chinese Documentary. Shanghai: Wenhui chuban she, 2006. pp. 143-51.
“Scars on Memory: Remembering Tongzhi, Remembering History.” Gender Equality Education Quarterly No. 34 (Summer 2006): 131-135. Originally Taiwan Cinema Notes (Aug. 3, 2005) (http://movie.cca.gov.tw/column/column_article.asp?rowid=233)
“Rouge: Queer Desire, Ghostly Embodiment” Catalogue of Chinese Ghosts Film Festival, Taiwan Oct. 2004
“Cross-Dressing in Contemporary Chinese Cinema” Taiwan Cinema Notes (Jul. 28, 2002)

Translator (English into Chinese)

Suzhou River, Urban Memory, and a Tactile Cinema” (Originally by Zhang Zhen). Chung-Wai Literary Monthly Vol. 34 No. 11 (Apr. 2006): 13-26.

Writer, Taiwan Cinema Notes (http://movie.cca.gov.tw), Taiwan Nov. 2001 – 2007

  • An online official publication sponsored by Council for Cultural Affairs, Executive Yuan, Taiwan

Writer/Film Critic, Fanciful Planet Biweekly/Monthly, Taiwan Jun. 2000 – Oct. 2001

  • Fanciful Planet Biweekly/Monthly: a publication sponsored by International Spring Film Corporation, Taiwan
  • More than twenty of my film reviews and film-related articles have been published by this publication
Freelance Writer, about 20 of my other articles have been published by China Times, Central Daily, Imagekeeper film magazine, Look film magazine, The 45th Anniversary Special Publication of Central Motion Picture Corporation, Pots Weekly, Min-sheng Daily, Together Magazine

Conferences

Oct. 2016 “The Politics of Desiring Subjects in Four of Qiong Yao Wenyi Melodramas,” to be presented at the Qiong Yao Film Symposium at the National Taiwan University
Jun. 2016 “New Localism and a Sensuous Cinema in Contemporary Taiwan,” to be presented at the Taiwan Cinema: A New Historiography conference at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mar. 2016 “Camping in The Hole: Tsai Ming-liang, Camp Aesthetic, Queer Affect,” presented at Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Atlanta
May 2015 “Performing Authorship in a Queer Time and Place,” presented at the “Beyond ‘Asian Extremes’: New Cinema Practices in Southeast and East Asia” workshop at New York University
Mar. 2015 “An Auteurist Journey through the Fantastic Mode,” presented at Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Montreal
Oct. 2013 “Taiwan Documentary, Transnational Perspective,” presented at the Documentary Views of Taiwan: A Taiwan Documentary Film Festival and Symposium at Columbia University
Jun. 2013 “Queer Affects and Camp Aesthetics in Two Taiwanese Queer Documentaries,” presented at the 19th North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) conference at University of California, Santa Barbara
Mar. 2013 “Comrades, Almost A Love Story: Two Stage Sisters,” presented at Screen Melodrama: Global Perspectives conference at Columbia University and New York University
Aug. 2011 “Queer Affect and Camp Aesthetic in Taiwan Documentary Film,” presented at the 18th Visible Evidence conference in New York
Mar. 2011 “Processing Queer Agency through Chinese Documentary Film,” presented at Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in New Orleans
Mar. 2006 “Stephen Chow at the Local-Global Intersection,” presented at Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Vancouver
Mar. 2005 “Rouge: Queer Moments, Deviant Subjectivity and a Third Space,” presented at the annual conference of Cinema Studies at New York University

Invited Lectures/ Talks, Events Organizing and Other Professional Experience

Apr. 2, 2015 Guest Lecturer “Chinese Independent and Queer Documentaries,” as part of the “Topics in Chinese Culture” course, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Feb. 8, 2015 Discussant Gender Reel NYU film festival at New York University
Dec. 5 2014 Organize and Moderator Encounters: New York-Taiwan Student Queer Film Festival, an Institute for Tongzhi Studies (ITS) event at City University of New York
Sept. 25, 2014 Co-organizer and Moderator Queer Lives, Desire, and Happiness, an Institute for Tongzhi Studies event at City University of New York
Jul. 2, 2014 Organizer and Moderator Our Marriages: Lesbians Marry Gay Men film event at New York University
Apr. 25, 2014 Organizer, Host and Moderator Documenting Queer Histories in China and the West at Columbia University
Mar. 29, 2014 Guest Speaker  “Queer Film and Culture in Taiwan” in the Young and Queerly Rebellious film event at University of Toronto
Feb. 18, 2014 Guest Lecturer  “Chinese Ethnic Minority Film” in Professor Richard Pena’s Special Topics in World Cinema: China class at Columbia University
Jan.-Feb., 2014 Reviewer Paper selection committee of the 20th North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) conference to be held in June, 2014, at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dec. 4, 2013 Organizer and Moderator Transgender Documentary Brothers and the Grassroots Lala/Queer Movement in China at Columbia University
Oct. 30, 2013 Co-moderator Children of Srikandi: A Film Screening and Discussion with the Filmmaker at Columbia University
Oct. 11-12, 2013 Panelist Documentary Views of Taiwan: A Taiwan Documentary Film Festival and Symposium at Columbia University
Oct. 10, 2013 Respondent “Sinophone Queer Cinema” (Prof. Gui-Juin Hong, Duke University), the Sites of Cinema series at Columbia University
Jun. 2013 Moderator and Organizer Yau Ching Film Festival, Institute of Tongzhi Studies, New York
Mar. 7 & 14, 2013 Substitute Instructor “World Film Melodrama” (Prof. Jane Gaines), Columbia University
Mar.-Aug. 2012 Short Selection Committee 35th Asian American International Film Festival (New York)
Mar.-Jul. 2011 Feature Selection Committee 34th Asian American International Film Festival (New York)
Feb. 20, 2011 Translator Documentary Forefront 2011: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
Mar.-Jul. 2010 Feature Selection Committee 33rd Asian American International Film Festival (New York)
Oct. 18, 2008 Translator Reel China: Documentary Biennial 2008 at New York University
Oct. 15, 2008 Guest Speaker “New Chinese Documentary” Seminar by Zhang Zhen and Angela Zito at New York University
Sept. 5, 2008 Speaker Banned In Beijing, Out in New York! Comrades: The Chinese LGBT Film Festival
Jun. 2007 Volunteer New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Feb. 23, 2007 Introductory Speaker

Taiwanese film Personals (Chen Guo-fu, 1998)

Part of the annual conference of Cinema Studies at New York University
Nov. 18, 2006 Introductory Speaker and Discussion Moderator

Taiwanese Film Festival at Princeton University, New Jersey

A nine-days long photo/film exhibition sponsored by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York
Oct. 7, 2006 Introductory Speaker and Panelist Reel China: Documentary Biennial 2006 at New York University
Nov. 2005 Script Translator

Pink Dream, by early famous Chinese filmmaker Cai Chusheng

Part of film series, “Bright Stars, Big City: Chinese Cinema’s First Golden Era, 1922–1937,” held in The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
Oct. 2005 Translator and Guide to foreign entrants 12th Women Make Waves Film/Video Festival, Taiwan
Jul. 2005 Script Translator My Fair Son, by mainland Chinese gay filmmaker/scholar/novelist Cui Zien
Jun. 2005 Organizer “Shitou and Yaya Joint Exhibition,” featuring works by Chinese lesbian artists, Shi Tou and Kai-Yu Sun
Jun. 2004 Volunteer New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Oct. 2003 Script Translator

Star Appeal, Cui Zien’s DV feature film

Star Appeal was invited to Berlin International Film Festival in Feb. 2004.
Jun. 2003 Volunteer New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Jun. 2002 Volunteer New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
May 2001 – Nov. 2001 Stage assistant Taipei Theater, New York
July 12, 2001 & Oct. 11, 2001 Guest Radio Commentator Talking about films with specific subject matter in a live show at NYC Chinese language radio station Chinese Radio Network
Jan. 2001 Production Assistant “Acupuncture Girl,” Sen-I Yu’s second-year work for Graduate Film at NYU