Ruochen Bo

2022-23 Hou Family Fellow in Taiwan Studies, University of Toronto


Ruochen Bo is a Ph.D. candidate in Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. Her project, titled “Edward Yang and Aesthetic Education,” incorporates Western educational, aesthetic and ethical philosophy into readings of “incommensurability” in filmmaker Edward Yang’s works. She received her BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, NM, and her MA in Comparative Literature from the University of New Mexico.

Research Interests: Film Theory and Aesthetics, Art Cinema, New Wave Cinemas, Continental Philosophy, Film- Philosophy, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Modernism and Postmodernism