Yumo Yan (she/her/hers)

Graduate Student
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M.A., Film and Media Studies, Columbia University, 2020
B.SocSc., Communication (Film and Media Arts), Hong Kong Baptist University, 2018

I am particularly interested in archival excavations of understudied periods in Chinese film historiography, and my past research has mainly zoomed in on the works of Chinese Fourth-generation directors and their aesthetic experimentations in “modernizing” Chinese film language right after the Cultural Revolution. I am also very interested in the theories of André Bazin, as well as his influence to the Chinese film academia since the late 1970s. I am also a keen observer of the constant battle between censorship and Chinese Internet queer/danmei literature.