Daisy Yan Du
Daisy Yan Du received her Ph.D. degree in Chinese Literature and Visual Culture and Ph.D. minor in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2012. Upon graduation, she worked as an Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Chinese at the University of Miami in Florida. In August 2013, she started to work as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018. She has published articles on animation, film, gender, and popular culture in refereed journals, such as Positions: Asia Critique, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Gender & History, and Women’s Studies Quarterly. Her first book, entitled Animated Encounters: Transnational Movements of Chinese Animation 1940s-1970s, will be published by the University of Hawaii Press in 2018. She is currently building the Association for Chinese Animation Studies in Hong Kong, with the aim of introducing and promoting Chinese animation to the English-speaking world.