I am a doctoral researcher specialised in visual anthropology and Asian studies. I was trained as a documentary filmmaker in Tsinghua University, Beijing, and also received an MA in Visual Anthropology at Granada Centre, the University of Manchester. With research interests in ritual, place, and local understanding of and engagement with the state, I am currently working on a Leverhulme funded project about the transmission of cultural values amongst an indigenous group in southwest China.
I have been working as a visiting lecturer and teaching at undergraduate level at the University of Westminster in the past two years. The modules I have taught include: Introduction to Chinese Culture and Society I, China's Century of Revolutions: 1895-1980, the Chinese World and the Word II, and Expressions of Chinese Culture I & II.
Based on one-year fieldwork, my Ph.D research project is entitled as "Residue of a Deep Past: struggles over cultural transmission in southwest China". It looks at how the Naxi people living in a remote area of Yunnan relate to their ancestral past in their everyday lives to make sense of the drastic social transformations that they have been confronted with in the past century.
For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.