I received my PhD (on the topic “Public Service Television in Taiwan”) from the Institute of Communications Studies (ICS), University of Leeds in 1998. Since then, I worked as a researcher at the University of Nottingham (1999–2005) and became Head of Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC, 2005–2007). Before I joined SOAS as Research Associate, I researched and taught East Asian film industries at the ICS, University of Leeds (2007–2013).
I was born and grew up in Taiwan. I received my BA degree from National Taiwan University and worked as a research assistant, journalist and television screenwriter before I went to the UK to pursue postgraduate studies. My experiences of living in Taiwan, Hong Kong (2004), mainland China (2005–2007) and the UK have given me a unique intercultural perspective on the media, cinema, society and cultural representations of identities. I am fascinated by transdisciplinary collaborations and intend to develop projects that may exercise social impact.