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Critics’ Collections

Bao Hongwei

Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. He holds a PhD in Gender and Cultural Studies from the University of Sydney, Australia. His research primarily focuses on queer cultures in contemporary China, including queer films, filmmakers, and film festivals. He is the author of Queer Comrades: Gay Identity and Tongzhi Activism in Postsocialist China (NIAS Press, 2018) and Queer China: Lesbian and Gay Literature and Visual Culture under Postsocialism (Routledge, 2020)

He also write a column for CIFA.

Wang Xiaolu

is senior researcher of China Film Archive. He is also a film critic and a curator. Graduating from Beijing Film Academy, he holds a PhD degree in film studies. His research interests include film history and independent cinema. He also writes for The Economic Observer and Southen Weekly as a columnist. He is the author of Diseases of Our Time: Witnessing Independent Film Culture (2008), The Politics of the Cinema (2014), and The Will of the Cinema (2019).

He also writes a column for CIFA.

Zhang Yaxuan

is a film critic, a film curator and an independent film producer. She got her master degree from Beijing Normal University in 2000 and started her critical and curatorial practices in creative visual art since then. She has followed and witnessed the development of Chinese independent film in the past two decades, and has produced a large amount of reviews and interviews on this subject, published in various media.