Shaoyi Sun, Ph.D.

Board Member, NETPAC International (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema)

Photo taken in Napa Valley, California, January, 2012

Shaoyi Sun is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Shanghai Theater Academy (STA) and Adjunct Professor at NYU Shanghai. He has taught Chinese film, literature, and cultural studies at the University of Southern California, University of California at Irvine, Shanghai University, and New York University in Shanghai. He was the NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) juror of the 2011 Bangalore International Film Festival, the 2009 Singapore International Film Festival (Chair), the 2007 Brisbane International Film Festival, the 2001 Hawaii International Film Festival, and a jury member of the 2011 Singapore International Film Festival, the 2008 Shanghai International Film Festival’s International Student Shorts Award and the 2000 Dhaka International Film Festival.

Sun received his Ph.D. in Asian literature and film from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) in 1999. He is the author/editor of Spectrum of History and Cultural Topography: The Transnational Relation between Hollywood and Chinese-Language Cinema (Guangxi Normal University Press, 2012), The Matrix of Cinema: Cinematic Space and Cultural Globalism (Fudan University Press, 2010), Lights! Camera! Kai Shi!: In-Depth Interviews with China’s New Generation of Movie Directors (EastBridge, 2008), The Imagined City: Literary, Filmic, and Visual Shanghai, 1927-1937 (Fudan University Press, 2009),  Structural Transformation of the Media Industry in Asia (co-editor; Shanghai Joint Press, 2009), Global Media Policies: New Perspectives (co-editor; Shanghai Joint Press, 2005) and the Chinese translator of Rey Chow’s Primitive Passions: Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography and Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Taipei: Yuan-Liou Publishing Co., 2001). He can be reached at shaoyis@gmail.com.


2 Responses to About

  1. ric chan says:

    Hi Sun,

    I have read that there is a need for the chinese film industry to make its mark on the international market.

    I believe that if some chinese movies contained more of a neutral identity, while containing entertaining content, they are sure to make it.

    I have developed a plot that i think could work, and would love to air it with someone who you think might be interested.

    Its an action film with chinese, russians, yanks, and pirates as the main characters.

    If you’re interested and can help, i would love to hear from you.


    ric chan

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