Shaoyi Sun, Ph.D.
For the most recent version of my CV, please download the PDF HERE.
Professor, School of Film-TV,
Shanghai Theater Academy (STA);
Adjunct Professor, New York University in Shanghai
Ph.D. (1999) Asian Literature & Film, University of Southern California
Dissertation Title: Urban Landscape and Cultural Imagination: Literature, Film, and Visuality in Semi-Colonial Shanghai 1927-1937
M. A. (1997) Film Studies, School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California
M. A. (1991) Modern Chinese Literature, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences; Degree granted at Nanjing University, China
B. A. (1983) Chinese Literature and Language, Institute of International Politics, Beijing, China
Professor. School of Film & Television, Shanghai Theater Academy (STA); March 2014–present;
Research Professor. School of Film & Television, Shanghai University, China; May 2005 – Feb. 2014.
Associate Director. Center for Media Policy Studies, Shanghai University, China; Sept. 2004 – Feb. 2014.
Adjunct Professor. New York University in Shanghai; Sept. 2008-present.
Visiting Professor. East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of
California, Irvine; Sept. 2006-June 2008.
Visiting Professor. East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of
Southern California (USC); Jan. 2007–Dec. 2007.
Research Associate. Asia Pacific Media Center (APMC) at the Annenberg Center for Communication, USC; 05/1999–05/2006.
Adjunct Assistant Professor. East Asian Languages and Cultures, USC;
09/1999 – 05/2004.
History and Cultural Topography: The Transnational Relation between Hollywood and Chinese-Language Cinema, Co-Editor, in Chinese). Guangxi: Guangxi Normal University Press, 2012.
The Matrix of Cinema: Cinematic Space and Cultural Globalism (in Chinese). Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2010.
Lights, Camera, Kaishi!: In-Depth Interviews with China’s New Movie Directors (in English). Norwalk, CT: EastBridge Press, 2008.
Structural Transformation of the Media Industry in Asia (in Chinese; Co-Editor). Shanghai: Shanghai Joint Press, 2009.
The Imagined City: Literary, Cinematic, and Visual Shanghai, 1927-1937 (in Chinese). Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2009.
Global Media Policies: New Perspectives (in Chinese; Co-Editor). Shanghai: Shanghai Joint Press, 2005.
Zhou Lei. Yuanchu de Jiqing: Shijue, Xingyu, Minzuzhi yu Zhongguo dangdai dianying [Rey Chow. Primitive Passions: Visulaity, Sexuality, Ethnography, and Contemporary Chinese Cinema]. Taipei, Taiwan: Yuan-Liou chuban gongsi [Yuan-Liou Publishing Co., Ltd.], 2001.
Jiao Tong. Erotic Recipes: A Complete Menu for Male Potency Enhancement [Jiao Tong. Wanqun zhuangyang shipu]. Kobenhavn & Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2000.
Publications, Book Chapters
“Qiaozhi Lalun yu Bominghan xuepai yanjiu” [“Studies in Jorge Larrain and the Birmingham School of Cultural Studies”] (a 70-page chapter for Houdadushi yu wenhua yanjiu [Post-Metropolis and Cultural Studies], ed. by Bao Yaming). Shanghai: Shanghai jiaoyu chubanshe [Shanghai Education Press], 2005.
“Cong wenxue yanjiu dao wenhua pipan” [“From Literary to Cultural Studies”] (a 100-page chapter for Zhu Liyuan’s Xifang meixue tongshi [A Comprehensive History of Western Aesthetics], Vol. 7, Part II : 651-744). Shanghai: Shanghai wenyi chuban she [Shanghai Literature and Art Press], 1999.
Publications, Articles (Selected)
《流行时尚与易装扮演：“化身姑娘”的沪港行旅》[“Trendy Fashion and Cross-Dressing: Shanghai’s Tomboy and Its ‘Soft Landing’ in Hong Kong”]. In 《上海文化》[Shanghai Culture], No. 3, 2013.
《数字新媒体时代的社会、文化与艺术转型》[“Society, Culture, and Art in the Age of Digital New Media”]. In 《文艺研究》[Literature and Art Studies], No. 12, 2012.
《重访早期电影：现代性理论与当代西方电影思潮》[“Re-visiting Early Cinema: The Modernity Thesis and Contemporary Film Theory in the West”]. In 《当代电影》[Contemporary Cinema], No. 12, 2012.
《重新定义电影：影像体感经验与电影现象学思潮》[“Redefining Cinema: The Embodied Experience and Phenomenology of Film”]. In 《上海大学学报》（社会科学版）[Journal of Shanghai University, Social Sciences Edition], No. 3, 2012.
《当代西方后人类主义思潮与电影》[“Cinema and Posthuman Thought in the West”]. In 《文艺研究》[Literature and Art Studies], No. 9, 2011.
“From China with a Laugh: A Perusal of Chinese Comedy Film.” In Roger Garcia ed. Asia Laughs! A Survey of Asian Comedy Films. Udine, Italy: Centro Expressioni Cinematografiche, 2011.
“Cong meiguo dianyingye zhuanxing kan migaomei pochan baohu’an” [“The Changing Landscape of the American Film Industry and the MGM Bankruptcy Case”]. In Dianying yishu [Film Art], No. 2, 2011.
“Cong dianying yanjiu dao yinmu/pingmu yanjiu” [“From Cinema Studies to Screen Studies: Reading Anne Friedberg’s The Virtual Window”]. In Dianying yishu [Film Art], No. 5, 2010.
“Dangdai meiguo dianying chuangzuo pingxi” [“An Analysis of Contemporary American Cinema”]. In Yingshi wenhua [Cinema & TV Culture], No. 2, 2010.
“2009nian: zhongguo dianying zai haiwai” [“The Year 2009: The Overseas Market of Chinese Cinema”]. In Dangdai dianying [Contemporary Cinema], No. 3, 2010.
“Dianying ‘zhonglaiwu’: quanqiu yingxiang bantu de chonggou?” [The Cinematic ‘Chillywood’: The Re-structuring of the Global Film Landscape?]. In Dianying yishu [Film Art], No. 4, 2009.
“Meiguo de xuefu dianying jiaoyu” [“Film Studies in American Universities”]. In Beijing dianying xueyuan xuebao [Journal of Beijing Film Academy], No. 4, 2009.
“Niandu baogao: 2008nian zhongguo dianying de haiwai shichang he pingjia” [“The Year 2008: The Overseas Market and Appreciation of Chinese Cinema”]. In Dangdai dianying [Contemporary Cinema], No. 5, 2009.
“Dianying yanjiu de lishi zhuanxiang: lilun yu fangfa” [“The ‘Historical Turn’ of Film Studies: Theory and Methods”]. In Dangdai dianying [Contemporary Cinema], No. 4, 2009.
“Yazhou chuanmeiye jiegou bianqian zhi fansi” [“Reflections on the Structural Transformation of the Asian Media Industry”] (Co-authored with Zheng Han & Jin Guanjun). In Zhongguo wenhua chanye pinglun [Commentary on the Cultural Industry in China, Vol. 9], Shanghai People’s Press, 2009.
“Kua diyuxing yu wudiyu kongjian: quanqiuhua yujing zhong de huayu shangye dianying” [“Translocality and Non-Locality: Globalization and Chinese-Language Blockbusters”]. In Chuanbo yu shehui xuekan [The Chinese Journal of Communication and Society], No. 7 (2009).
“Cong Nickelodeon dao Megaplex: yingxiang xiaofei kongjian yu meiguo dianying yuanxian” [“From Nickelodeon to Megaplex: The Space of Image Consumption and the American Film Circuit”]. In 2008 Dianying chanye yanjiu [The Year 2008: The Film Industry of China], China Film Press, 2008.
“Dituobang chengshi yu yanshen de dianying shikong” [“The Dystopian City and the Extended Time and Space of Cinema”]. In Shanghai wenhua [Shanghai Culture], No. 6, 2008.
“Guozu dianying yu yingxiang de kuadiyu xiaofei” [“National Cinema and the Transnational Consumption of Cinematic Images”]. In Hu & Dong (eds.) Qiuyi yu qutong [Differences and Affinities], Xinan shifan daxue chubanshe [Southwestern Normal University Press], 2008.
“Dianying lilun yu dianying piping: wenhua zhuanxing yu zhishifenzi de juese wenti” [“Film Theory and Criticism: Cultural Transformation and the Role of Intellectuals”]. In Shanghai daxue xuebao [Journal of Shanghai University], No. 3, 2008.
“Wu diyu kongjian yu huaijiu zhengzhi: hou jiuqi xianggang dianying de shanghai xiangxiang” [“Non-Locality and the Politics of Nostalgia: Post-1997 Hong Kong Cinema’s Shanghai Imagination”]. In Wenyi yanjiu [Literature and Art Studies], No. 11, 2007.
“Meiguo de xueshu guifan yu xueshu chengxin” [“Scholarship and Plagiarism in American Institutions”]. In Dangdai dianying [Contemporary Cinema], No. 4, 2007.
“Xiaofei xiandaixing: lao shanghai guanggao yu sanshi niandai moden meng” [“Consuming Modernity: Shanghai Fantasies in 1930s’ Advertisements”]. In Shanghai wenhua [Shanghai Culture], No. 1, 2007.
“Retrospect and Prospect: One Hundred Years of Chinese Cinema.” In Osian’s Cinemaya: The Asian Film Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2006).
“Singing in Electric Shadows: A Survey of Chinese Musicals.” In Roger Garcia ed. Asia Sings: A Survey of Asian Musical Films. Udine, Italy: Centro Expressioni Cinematografiche, 2006.
“Quanli geju zhong de pushixing celue: haolaiwu yu zuowei liyi xiangguanzhe de zhongguo dianying” [“Toward a Strategic ‘Universality’: Hollywood and Chinese Cinema as a ‘Stakeholder’”]. In Dianying yishu [Film Art], No. 5, 2006.
“Shizhuang shanghai: xingbie zhengzhi yu shenti quanli” [“Fashioning Shanghai: Sexual Politics and the Body Power”]. In Shanghai wenhua [Shanghai Culture], No. 3, 2006.
“In Search of the Erased Half: Suzhou River, Lunar Eclipse, and the Sixth Generation Filmmakers of China” (In 100 Years of Chinese Cinema: A Generational Dialogue, eds. Haili Kong and John A. Lent. EastBridge Press, 2006).
“’All Artists Are Narcissistic:’ An Interview with Director Lou Ye” (In 100 Years of Chinese Cinema: A Generational Dialogue, eds. Haili Kong and John A. Lent. EastBridge Press, 2006).
“Xushu de zhengzhi: zuoyi dianying yu haolaiwu de shanghai xiangxiang” [“The Politics of Narration: Chinese Leftist Cinema and Hollywood’s Imagination of Shanghai”]. In Dangdai dianying [Contemporary Cinema], No. 6, 2005.
“Zai yingxiang de kuaguo liudong yu xiaofei zhong lijie zhongguo dianying yu yazhou dianying” [Understanding Chinese and Asian Cinemas in the Context of Transnational Flow and Consumption of Visual Images]. In Shijie dianying [World Cinema], No. 6, 2005.
“Xinmeiti yu zaoqi dianying” [“New Media and Early Cinema”]. In Chen Xihe eds. Dangdai dianying lilun xin zouxiang [New Trends in Contemporary Film Theories]. Beijing: Culture and Art Publishing House, 2005.
“Zhidu zhuanxing yu zhengce chongtu: dangqian guoji chuanmei fazhan de jibendian” [“Paradigm Change and Policy Conflict: Key Issues in Contemporary Media Policies”]. In Xiandai Chuanbo [Journal of Modern Communication], No. 4, 2005.
“Xinmeiti de xushu: fuchen zai yingxiangku zhong de qianmian chengshi” [“New Media and Narration: The Multi-layered City Floating in the Visual Database”]. In Shanghai Wenhua [Shanghai Culture], No. 1, 2005; also in Meng Jian & Stefan Friedrich, eds. Tuxiang shidai [The Era of the Visual: Theoretical Analysis of Visual Culture Communication]. Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2005.
“Cong Shencha dao fenlei: Jiedu meiguo dianying fenji zhidu” [“From Censorship to Classification: Interpreting Hollywood Film Rating System”]. In Shijie dianying [World Cinema], No. 3 & 4, 2005; also in Lisa Lu, Li Yizhong, eds. Geyang guanjing: Haolaiwu jingxiang zongheng [Looking Across the Ocean: The Mirrored Image of Hollywood]. Beijing: Beijing University Press, 2004.
“Shichang zhuanxing zhong de yingxiang chongzhu: xin meiti yu wenhua piping” [“Towards a Re-orientation of Visual Images: New Media and Its Cultural Implications”]. In Meng Jian, eds. Chongtu yu hexie: Quanqiuhua yu yazhou yingshi [Conflict and Harmony: Globalization and Asian Film & TV]. Shanghai: Fudan daxue chubanshe [Fudan Univ. Press], 2003.
“Meiguo dianying chanye yunzuotizhi, jizhi ji quanqiucelue” [Operational Structures and Global Strategies of the American Film Industry]. In Jin Guanjun, eds. Quanqiuhua shiye: Chuanmei chanye jinji bijiao yanjiu [Global Perspective: Comparative Studies of Media Economics]. Shanghai: Xuelin chubanshe [Scholar Forest Press], 2002.
“Western Mirror and Chinese Identification: Shadow Magic, an Infant’s Problematic Birth” (In both English and Chinese). Cinedossier: The 37th Golden Horse Award. Taipei: 2001.
“Global Image Consumption and Chinese Cinema: Random Thoughts on Joan Chen’s Xiu Xiu, The Sent Down Girl.” (In both English and Chinese) Cinedossier: The 35th Golden Horse Award. Taipei: 1999.
“Women and the Labyrinth of History: Reflections on The Soong Sisters.” (In both English and Chinese) Cinedossier: The 34th Golden Horse Award. Taipei: 1998.
“Dushi kongjian yu zhongguo minzuzhuyi: Jiedu sanshi niandai zhongguo zuoyi dianying” [“Urban Space and Chinese Nationalism: Re-reading Chinese Leftist Films of the 1930s”]. Shanghai wenhua [Shanghai Culture], 1996 : 3.
“Tongsu wenhua, yishixingtai, huayubaquan: Bominghan xuepai yanjiu” [“Popular Culture, Ideology, and the Hegemony of Discourse: Reflections on the Birmingham School”]. Dangdai [Con-Temporary Monthly], Vol. 114, October 1995 : 68-89 (also in Qingxiang [Tendency Quarterly], No. 5, 1995 : 117-33.
Book Review of T.J.M. Holden and Timothy J. Scrase (eds.) Medi@sia: Global Media/tion in and out of Context (Routledge, 2006); Global Media and Communication, 2008, Vol. 4, No.1.
Book review of Laikwan Pang’s Building a New China in Cinema: The Chinese Left-Wing Cinema Movement, 1932-1937. MCLC (Modern Chinese Literature and Culture), 2007 (http://mclc.osu.edu/rc/pubs/reviews/sun.htm).
Book review of Yingjing Zhang’s The City in Modern Chinese Literature and Film: Configuration of Space, Time, and Gender. The Journal of Asian Studies (JAS), 56 : 1 (Feb. 1997).
Leon Gurevitch. “Hudong dianying: shuzi xiyinli shidai de yingxiangshu he youxi xiaoying” [The Cinemas of Interactions: Cinematics and the ‘Game Effect’ in the Age of Digital Attractions]. Dianying yishu [Film Art], No. 4, 2011.
Richard Jewell. “Shanghai shoushi: Haolaiwu quanqiu shichang shuchu yu niuqu de zhongguo xingxiang” [The Shanghai “Gesture”: Hollywood Exports a “Slanted” Image of China]. Shanghai daxue xuebao [Journal of Shanghai University], No. 2, 2008.
Laura Mulvey. “Bainian dianying huimou: liushi de shiguang yu dianying de wanjin fengge” [The Cinema as Centenarian: Passing Time and the Cinema’s “Late Style”]. Dangdai dianying [Contemporary Cinema], No. 5, 2005, No. 128.
David Bordwell. “Yi shizheng wei jichu de dianying lilun” [Film Theory as Empirical Inquiry]. Dangdai dianying [Contemporary Cinema], No. 5, 2004, No. 122.
Pei Kairui. “Yazhoujiazhi yu jiating jiazhi: tongzhishengfen zai yingxiang zhong de chengshu” [Chris Berry. “Asian Values, Family Values: Film, Video, and Lesbian and Gay Identities”]. Dianying xinshang [Film Appreciation Journal], Jan.-March, 2004, No. 118.
Luo Sidian. “Langlaile: Haolaiwu yu zhongguo dianying shichang, 1994-2000” [Stanley Rosen. “The Wolf at the Door: Hollywood and the Film Market in China, 1994-2000”]. Quanqiuhua yu zhongguo yingshi de mingyun [Globalization and the Destiny of Chinese Film and Television], p. 336-60. Beijing: Beijing guangbo xueyuan chubanshe [Beijing Broadcasting Institute Press], 2002.
Huang Weizhong. “Nanyi taodun de kunjing: A Q Zhengzhuan de xushuzhe jiqi huayu” [Matin Weizhong Huang. “The Inescapable Predicament: The Narrator and His Discourse in The True Story of Ah Q]. Shanghai wenlun [Shanghai Literary Theory], 1991 : 6.
Peer Review (Professional Service)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication
Journal of Shanghai University (Social Sciences Edition)
Society for Cinema and Media Studies of the United States (SCMS)
Board Member, Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema, International
Board Member (Overseas), Chinese University Association for Film and TV Studies
NETPAC Juror, Bengaluru International Film Festival, Dec. 15-22, 2011.
Juror, Singapore International Film Festival, Sept. 15-25, 2011.
NETPAC Juror (Chair), Singapore International Film Festival, 2009.
Juror, International Student Shorts Competition
Shanghai International Film Festival, June 13-19, 2008.
Visiting Scholar, Chinese University of Hong Kong, “Trans-Border Chinese-
Language Cinema” Workshop, Jan.-Feb., 2008.
NETPAC Juror, Brisbane International Film Festival, 2007.
Keynote Speaker, “Retrospect and Prospect: The Cinematic Boulevard between China and Hollywood” Conference in Shanghai, China, June 18-20, 2006.
Invited Speaker, “Values: Constancy and Change, A Public Presentation with Ning Cai, Director of Season of the Horse” in Hawaii, 2005 Hawaii International Film Festival, Oct. 22-24, 2005.
Invited Speaker, “Asia/Cinema/Network: Industry, Technology, and Film
Culture” Conference in Busan, South Korea, Oct. 11-13, 2005
Invited Speaker, “Korean Cinema Conference.” Center for Korean Studies,
University of Hawaii, Manoa (Sept. 17-21, 2003).
NETPAC Juror, Hawaii International Film Festival, 2001 & 2002.
Invited Speaker, “Chinese Popular Culture Conference.” Center for East
Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
(April 19-20, 2002).
Invited Speaker, “China/America Dialogue on the Asian Cold War.”
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, Univ. of Montana (June 17–22, 2001).
“Outstanding Success & Efforts to Promote Greater International Understanding and Communication.” Annenberg Center for Communication, USC (March 21, 2001).
Juror, The 6th Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh (2000).
Ranked First in China’s College Entrance Examination, Shanghai, 1979.