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Ying Zhu – Trump’s Trade War and Sino-Hollywood Negotiation
October 2, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Ying Zhu, City University of New York; Hong Kong Baptist University
Ying Zhu is a Professor of Cinema Studies at the City University of New York and Director of the Center for Film and Moving Image Research at the Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University. She has published eight books, including Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television (New Press, 2012). A leading scholar on Chinese cinema and media studies, her writings have appeared in major academic journals, books, and publications such as The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Her 2003 research monograph, Chinese Cinema during the Era of Reform: The Ingenuity of the System is considered by critics as a groundbreaking book that initiated the study of Chinese cinema within the framework of political economy. Her 2008 research monograph, Television in Post-Reform China: Serial Drama, Confucian Leadership and the Global Television Market, together with two volumes in which her work featured prominently—TV China (2009) and TV Drama in China (2008)—pioneered Chinese television studies. Her books on Chinese film and media are widely adopted for courses in universities in the United States and beyond. She has given talks and keynote speeches at leading universities and media institutions around the globe. Her works have been translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, Italian, and Spanish. She reviews manuscripts for major publications in the U.S. and the United Kingdom and evaluates research proposals for research foundations in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the U.K., and the U.S. Zhu also produces current affairs documentary films, including Google vs. China (2011) and China: From Cartier to Confucius (2012). Zhu is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2006), an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (2008), and a Fulbright (China) Senior Research Fellowship (2017).