Contributors
Chris Berry is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications
at Goldsmiths College in London. He is the author of A Bit on the Side: East-West
Topographies of Desire (1994), the coeditor of Mobile Cultures: New Media and
Queer Asia (2003), and the translator of Ni Zhen’s Memoirs from the Beijing Film
Academy: The Origins of China’s Fifth Generation Filmmakers (2002).
Yomi Braester is an associate professor of comparative literature and cinema
studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is author of Witness against
History: Literature, Film, and Public Discourse in Twentieth-Century China (2003)
and has published widely on cinema and urban renewal in the People’s Republic
of China and Taiwan.
Shuqin Cui is an associate professor of Asian studies at Bowdoin College. She is
the author of Women through the Lens: Gender and Nation in a Century of Chinese
Cinema (2002).
Linda Chiu-han Lai obtained her Ph.D. from the Department of Cinema Studies
at New York University. She is now an assistant professor in the School of Creative
Media at the City University of Hong Kong. Her scholarly essays have appeared in
Gendering Hong Kong (2003) and At Full Speed (2001), and in the journal Screening
the Past (2000).
Charles Leary is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Cinema Studies at New
York University. He has published on Chinese cinema in various publications
including the online journal Senses of Cinema.
Sheldon H. Lu is a professor of comparative literature and codirector of film
studies at the University of California, Davis. He is the author and editor of several
books in English and Chinese, including Transnational Chinese Cinemas (1997)
and China, Transnational Visuality, Global Postmodernity (2001).
Jason McGrath is an assistant professor of modern Chinese literature and film at
the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He has published articles on modern
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