Yiman Wang

Tucker-Boatwright Festival — “A Thousand Deaths”: Anna May Wong’s Death Acts

Feb 20 2024
12:00 PM - 11:15 PM
Humanities Commons, Humanities Building

A keynote lecture by Professor Yiman Wang, University of California, Santa Cruz

Yiman Wang is professor of film & digital media, and Kenneth R. Corday Family Presidential Chair in Writing for Television & Film (2022-2025) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Remaking Chinese Cinema: Through the Prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong and Hollywood (2013). Her NEH-supported monograph, To Be an Actress: Labor and Performance in Anna May Wong’s Cross-Media World, is forthcoming in 2024 from the University of California Press. She has published numerous articles in journals and edited volumes on topics of Chinese cinema, independent documentary, ethnic border-crossing stardom, ecocinema, animation, film remakes, and adaptation. She is the editor of a special issue of Feminist Media Histories on Asian Feminist Media, co-editor of an InFocus Dossier of the Journal of Cinema and Media on Queering Asian Media Studies, and co-editor of the Global East Asian Screen Cultures book series published by Bloomsbury.

This keynote lecture is part of the Hollywood and the Asian American Imagination Symposium. View Symposium Program.

The 2023-2024 Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature & the Arts is hosted by the Film Studies Interdisciplinary program and the School of Arts & Sciences. Learn more