Research and Creative Interestsglobal media studies, screen cultures, video & media arts, media geographies & infrastructures, media production/co-production, Japanese and Chinese screen media, Inter-Asian screen media, cinema & media theory and criticism, digital humanities,
My research addresses the co-constitution of place, space, and location as they are produced within transnational, regional, and urban screen media cultures. My work is interdisciplinary and multi-modal, drawing from critical screen, cinema, and media studies; critical geography studies; urban and infrastructure studies; global, transnational, and regional studies; as well as digital humanities and creative practice.
In addition to teaching and working in my home unit of Cinema and Media Studies, The Media School, I also teach in the Department of International Studies, School of Global and International Studies. I am affliated with the Department of Geography, East Asian Languages and Cultures, American Studies, as well as the Cultural Studies Program.
Courses Commonly Taught
C219: Media in the Global Context
F392: From Video Screens to Video Art
F398: Chinese Cinemas
F413/I305: Media Screens and Global Frames
F413/I305: Global Media Infrastructures
X478: Uncovering the Media City: Public Screen Cultures and Urban China (Field Experience in Media)
C503: Introduction to Media Theory
C596: Trans/national Film and Media: Core Concepts
C792: Space, Place, and Media: Approaches in Media and Geography
· No Hard Edges: Locating Media Art, Screens, and Architectural Complexes in Urban China [book manuscript under development]
· On Adjacency: Infrastructural Tactics for Urban Screens in Transit [article under review with Leonardo]
· “New Media / New Asia: Dominant and Residual Geographies of Emerging Media Arts.” The Asian Cinema Handbook. Eds Gina Marchetti, Tan See Kam. Aaron Magnan-Park. London: Palgrave. [forthcoming].
· Coproducing Asia: Locating Japanese-Chinese Regional Film and Media. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
· “Working Through China: Scaled Convergence and the Contingencies of East Asian Film Co-production.” Screen, 56.2 (Summer) 2015.
· “Film and Media Locations: Toward a Dynamic and Scaled Sense of Global Place,” Framing the Global. Ed. Hilary Kahn. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), 2014.
· "Co-Producing Cross-Border Action: Technologies of Contact, Masculinity and the Asia-Pacific Border." Culture, Theory & Critique, 5.1 (April) 2011.
· "Framing Tokyo Media Capital and Asian Co-production,” East Asian Cinemas: Regional Flows and Global Transformations. Ed. Vivian Lee. London: Palgrave P, 2011.
· “Japanese Film, Co-productions and Regional Desires in the 1960s.” Japanese Film Lives: Audiences, Producers (Vol. 3). Eds. Kurosawa Akira, Yomota Inuhiko, Yoshimi Shunya, Li Fengyu. Tokyo: Iwanami P, 2010. [published in Japanese]
· "Scaling the TV Station: Fuji Television, Digital Development and Fictions of Global Tokyo." Television, Japan, Globalization. Ed. Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto et. al. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2010.
· "Tokyo, Television, and the Urban Imaginary." Tokyo Studies. Ed Yoshimi Shunya, Wakabayashi Mikio. Tokyo: Kinokuniya P, 2005. [published in Japanese]
· "Sayon no Kane/Sayon's Bell." Ed. Justin Boyer. 24 Frames: The Cinema of Japan and Korea. London: Wallflower P, 2004.
Producer & Artistic Consultant, China Remixed Public Video Art Exhibition (Isaac Leung, Curator and Chairperson of Videotage, Hong Kong), Feb. 1 - March 10, 2017