Department of Cinema & Media Studies and the College
Xinyu Dong’s research and teaching interests include Chinese-language cinemas, early cinema, comedy, film exhibition and spectatorship, play theory, and global and regional (East Asian) image exchange.
She has numerous publications and presentations in her areas of study, including “Meeting of the Eyes: Invented Gesture, Cinematic Choreography, and Mei Lanfang's Kun Opera Film,” in The Opera Quarterly (August 2010); “The Laborer at Play: Laborer’s Love, the Operational Aesthetic, and the Comedy of Inventions,” in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (Fall 2008); and “From Shanghai Document to Shanghai 24 Hours,” in The Collegium Papers VI, edited by Luca Giuliani and David Robinson (Sacile: Le Gironate del Cinema Muto, 2005).
Her fellowships include Stanford University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Introduction to Humanities (2008–10); and the Rockefeller Foundation Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (1999–2000).
Dong received a PhD from Harvard University in 2009 and a PhD from Beijing Normal University in 1999.
Dong joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010.