Dr Sabrina Yu
Senior Lecturer in Chinese and Film Studies
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5054
Roles and Responsibilities
Programme Director of MA Film: Theory and Practice
PhD in Film Studies, University of Nottingham, UK
MPhil in Cultural Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
MA in Journalism and Mass Communication, Beijing Normal University, China
1-2pm Wednesdays, 11-12, 2-3pm Thursdays
External Examiner of Chinese Studies programme in the following universities:
University College Cork, Ireland: 2012-2015
University of Hull: 2013-2017
Maynooth University, Ireland: 2014-17
Bangor University: 2014-2017
Transnational Chinese-language cinema, Chinese independent films and film festivals, censorship, stardom and performance, media representation of gender and sexuality, action/martial arts genre, audience/reception studies
I curated a few Chinese independent film festivals in Newcastle in collaboration with independent film festivals or film company in China, and I am committed to promoting the exhibition and research of Chinese independent cinema in the UK.
I am currently researching Chinese independent films (fiction and documentary) in the 21st century.
Yang Li, PhD candidate, dissertation title: Screening Tibet Film from Three Perspectives: An Exploration of Representations of Tibet in Western, Tibetan, and Han Chinese Film, Oct. 2013 to present
Lydia Dan Wu, PhD candidate, dissertation title: Minjian Film Exhibition in Post-Socialist¡¡China: Sustainability and Self-Legitimation, completed in 2016.
Kelly Mc George, MLitt candidate, dissertation title: The Socially Conscious Lens of the Overground Films of Jia Zhangke in the Surreal World of Contemporary China, completed in 2015.
James Cummings, MLitt candidate, Homosexual Identity Construction at the intersection of Sexuality and Regionalism in China, completed in 2013.
SML2011 Cities in East Asian Cinema: Culture, History and Identity (module leader)
CHN4009 Gender and Media in Contemporary China (module leader)
CHN4011 Documenting China: Studying Chinese Culture and Society through Documentaries (module leader)
SML 4099 Dissertation (China)
FMS8055 Approaches to Film History and Theory
FMS8360 Researching Film: Skills and Methods (module leader)
FMS8355 Stars: Systems, Nations and Theories (module leader)
FMS8356 Exhibition Cultures: Film Programming and Marketing
FMS8099 Dissertation (film) (module leader)
- Yu SQ. Performing Stardom: Star Studies in Transformation and Expansion. In: Yu SQ; Austin G, ed. Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017, pp.1-22.
- Yu SQ, Austin G, ed. Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
- Yu SQ, Wu LD. The China Independent Film Festival and Chinese Independent Film festivals: Self-Legitimisation and Institutionalisation. In: Berry, C; Robinson, L, ed. Chinese Film Festivals: Sites of Translation. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp.169-192.
- Yu SQ. Dancing with Hollywood: Re-Defining Transnational Chinese Stardom. In: Banhauer, A; Royer, M, ed. Stars in World Cinema: Screen Icons and Star Systems Across Cultures. I.B.Tauris, 2015, pp.104-116.
- Yu SQ. Jet Li: Chinese Masculinity and Transnational Stardom. Edinburgh University Press, 2015.
- Yu SQ. Film acting as cultural practice and transnational vehicle: Tang Wei's minimalist performance in Late Autumn (2011). Transnational Cinemas 2014, 5(2), 141-155.
- Yu SQ. Jet Li: Chinese Masculinity and Transnational Film Stardom. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012.
- Yu SQ. Vulnerable Chinese Stars: From Xizi to Film Worker. In: Zhang, Y, ed. A Companion to Chinese Cinema. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, pp.218-238.
- Yu SQ. Camp Pleasure in an Era of Chinese Blockbusters: Internet Reception of Hero in Mainland China. In: Rawnsley, G., Rawnsley, M.-Y, ed. Global Chinese Cinema: The Culture and Politics of 'Hero'. London and New York: Routledge, 2010, pp.135-151.
- Yu SQ. Jet Li: Star Construction and Fan Discourse on the Internet. In: Farquhar M; Zhang Y, ed. Chinese Film Stars. London: Routledge, 2010, pp.225-236.
- Yu SQ (trans.). Kung Fu Cult Masters: from Bruce Lee to Crouching Tiger - by Leon Hunt (London: Wallflower Press, 2003.). Beijing: Peking University Press, 2010.
- Yu SQ, Stringer J. Hero: How Chinese Is It?. In: Cooke P, ed. World Cinema’s ‘Dialogues’ with Hollywood. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, pp.238-254.
- Yu SQ. Book Review: Chinese National Cinema (Yingjin Zhang). Scope: an online journal of film studies 2006, (6), -.
- Yu SQ. Can a Wuxia Star Act? Martial Arts, Acting and Critical Responses to Jet Li’s Once Upon a Time in China. EnterText: An interactive interdisciplinary e-journal for cultural and historical studies and creative work 2006, 6(1), -.
- Yu SQ. West/East: Reception Study of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). In: Lu L; Li Y-Z, ed. Looking Through the Ocean: Hollywood Images in Mirror. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2004, pp.294-309.