My research focuses on literary and visual practices, with emphasis on modern China and Taiwan—in architecture, advertisement, screen media, and stage arts. I inquire how texts and images form and manipulate our perception of space and history. I am the founding director of the UW Summer Program in Chinese Film History and Criticism at the Beijing Film Academy and have served as the president of the Association for Chinese and Comparative Literature.
- Yomi Braester, James Tweedie, eds. Cinema at the City’s Edge: Film and Urban Networks in East Asia. Hong Kong University Press: 2010.
- Yomi Braester. Painting the City Red: Chinese Cinema and the Urban Contract. Duke University Press: 2010.
- Yomi Braester. Witness against History: Literature, Film and Public Discourse in Twentieth-Century China. Stanford University Press: 2003.
- Yomi Braester. Book project on Beijing in new media.
- Yomi Braester. Book project on cinephilia in the People's Republic of China.
Research Advised: Graduate Dissertations
- Katherine Morrow. "Urban and Rural Encounters in Chinese Postsocialist Film and Media." Diss., 2019
- Yizhong Gu."The Myth of Voluntary Death: The Representation of Sacrifice and Martyrdom in the Maoist Films (1949-1976)." Diss., 2017.
- Laura Eshleman. "Pacific Crossings: Travel, Writing, and Literary Transition in the Sino-American Nineteenth Century." Diss., 2016.
- Xiqing Zheng. "Borderless Fandom and Contemporary Popular Cultural Scene in Chinese Cyberspace." Diss., 2016.
- Ching-Sue Kuik. "Un/Becoming Chinese: Huaqiao, The Non-perishable Sojourner Reinvented, and Alterity of Chineseness." Diss., 2013.
- Zhuoyi Wang. "Revolutionizing the Silver Screen: A User-Centered Discursive Study of Early PRC Cinema: 1949-59." Diss., 2009.
- Lihong Tang. "Nonsensical speech: speech acts in post-socialist Chinese culture." Diss., 2008.
Summer 2012 A-term
Summer seminar at the Beijing Film Academy (2006-2011)
- Congratulations to the Simpson Center funding award winners! - January 11, 2018
- Chinese New Media Workshop this weekend! - May 2, 2016
- Congratulations to Yomi Braester on receipt of a Royalty Research Fund (RRF) award! - July 18, 2012
- Congratulations to Yomi Braester! - March 26, 2012
- Study Abroad in Paris: Fall 2010 - February 18, 2010
- Summer Program in Chinese Film History at the Beijing Film Academy - January 4, 2010