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  • Daisy Yan Du

    is associate professor in the Division of Humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is the author of Animated Encounters: Transnational Movements of Chinese Animation (University of Hawai’i Press, 2019). She has also published numerous articles in refereed journals such as Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, Positions: Asia Critique, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Gender & History. Du is the founder of the Association for Chinese Animation Studies, the leading scholarly and public organization dedicated to promoting Chinese animation to the English-speaking world (


  • Sean Macdonald

    is an assistant professor in Department of Linguistics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Previously, he taught in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at University of Florida. The author of Animation in China: History, Aesthetics, Media (Routledge, 2016), Macdonald has published on modernism, aesthetics, animation, and translation.

  • Yixing Li

    grew up and was educated bilingually in Singapore. She graduated from Peking University with a ba in Chinese language and literature. She is currently pursuing an mfa in creative writing at Peking University.

  • Nick Stember

    is a translator and historian of Chinese comics and science fiction. Having completed an ma in Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia with his thesis on the Shanghai Manhua Society, since the fall of 2018 he has been a PhD student in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge in the UK.

  • Isabel Galwey

    is an MPhil student in the Division of Humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. From 2015 to 2019, she studied Chinese at the University of Oxford and Peking University, graduating with a First. Before beginning her ba, she completed a foundation diploma in art and design, specializing in moving images. Her research interests include animation studies, urban studies, and twentieth-century mass media in China.

  • Yan Chen

    is a lecturer in character design in the Faculty of Manga at Kyoto Seika University. She received her PhD in interdisciplinary cultural studies from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo. Her dissertation is titled “Man, Dong, Dongman—History of Chinese Animation from a Sinosphere Viewpoint.” She also holds an ma in the same discipline from the University of Tokyo and a ba from the School of Journalism and Communications at Peking University. Her research focuses on Chinese animation history. In addition to research, Yan Chen works on creative writing and arts.

  • Shaopeng Chen

    is an assistant professor in the School of Arts at the Southeast University of China. He received his PhD in film studies from the University of Southampton in the UK and holds a ma in animation arts from Nanjing University of the Arts (China), though his research covers both Chinese animation and live-action Chinese film. He is sponsored by the China Scholarship Council (csc). Previously, he taught animation production courses at Nanjing Normal University of Special Education. His research interests include animation character style, general aesthetics in animation, film industry in China, government policies of Chinese culture creative industries, the cartoon brand in the Chinese animation industry, and new generation cinema animation in China.

  • Eva Chang

    received her bachelor of science in cell biology and genetics from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2001. She is currently working as endTB research team lead at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is a freelance translator and an avid fan of animation.

  • Song Han

    is currently an MPhil student in the Division of Humanities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a recipient of tsmc Literature Award, the only Taiwan award for novella writing.

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Chinese Animation and Socialism

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