SOAS University of London

Centre for Creative Industries, Media and Screen Studies

Miss Yunzi Han

BA (Communication University of China), MA (Cultural and Creative Industries, KCL), MA (Film Studies, UCL)
  • Research

Overview

Yunzi Han
Name:
Miss Yunzi Han
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Thesis title:
Representing Sexual Politics in Walled Societies: A Comparative Study of Chinese and Iranian Cinemas since the Late 1990s. (Working title)
Year of Study:
started September 2017
Internal Supervisors

Biography

Yunzi's research focuses on thecomparison of the representation of sexual politics in contemporary Chinese cinema and Iranian cinema. She has an educational background at Communication University of China, KCL, and UCL. She has recently completed her fieldwork in Iran, including an interview with the female director Rakhshan Banietemad. Yunzi is currently teaching as a GTA in the Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS. She is also the editor-in-chief of The SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research.

Publications

  • Han, Y and Singer, C. 2021. Transformational Identities of Children within Iranian and South African Fiction Films: Ayneh (The Mirror) and Life, Above All. Open Screens. DOI: https://doi. org/10.16995/os.40 (Forthcoming)
  • Han, Y. 2021. “Representing Sexuality on Screen in Walled Societies: A Comparative Analysis of Iranian Film The May Lady and Chinese Film Army Nurse.” In: ReFocus: The Films of Rakhshan Banietemad, edited by Maryam Ghorbankarimi. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. (Forthcoming)

Conferences

  • Visible and Invisible Walls: Representing Sexuality in Divorce on Screen -- A Comparative Reading of Chinese Film Fengshui (Wang Jing, 2012) and Iranian Film The May Lady (Rakhshan Banietemad, 1998). BAFTSS Annual Conference. University of St Andrews, St Andrews, 16-18 April 2020 (Accepted).
  • Co-organizer and speaker: From Veil to Uniform: A Comparative Reading of Iranian Film The May Lady and Chinese Film Army Nurse. New Interdependencies in Chinese Cinema: Glocal Production and Cultural Hybridity. UCL, London, 18th November 2019. This symposium is funded by British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) and UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS).
  • Representing Female Sexuality on Screen in Walled Societies: A Comparative Reading of Chinese and Iranian Cinemas since the Late 1980s. Fourth Biennial Symposia Iranica. University of St Andrews, St Andrews, 13-14 April 2019.

Research

  • Post-revolutionary cinema of China and Iran
  • Gender politics
  • The cinematic representation and expression of sexuality