Center for the Arts (1P) room 225
Telephone: (718) 982-2535
Ying.Zhu (at) csi.cuny.edu
Ph.D: University of Texas, Austin; Department of Radio, Television, & Film
Professor of Cinema Studies, Ying Zhu specializes in Chinese Cinema and Media. A recipient of Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and from the American Council of Learned Societies, she co-produced current affairs TV documentaries and co-edited leading research books on Chinese media and society with eminent scholars of film, media, and Chinese politics. She is the author to two influential research monographs: Chinese Cinema during the Era of Reform: the Ingenuity of the System (2003) and Television in Post-Reform China: Serial Drama, Confucian Leadership and Global Television Market (2008). Her new book, Two Billon Eyes: The Story of China Central Television is forthcoming.
Frequently consulted by journalists from major media outlets, Zhu regularly gives talks and keynote speeches at leading universities and media institutions around the globe. She reviews manuscripts for prominent publications in the US and UK, evaluates proposals for Australia Research Council, British Academy Research Grants Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada), and Research Grants Council (Hong Kong), and serves on editorial board of several publications.
Courses she teaches include Introduction to Cinema Studies, Screenwriting, Chinese Cinema, Graduate Seminars in Global Media and International Cinema, as well as Film Theory at both graduate and undergraduate levels.