2021           Seed Corn Fund, SOAS University of London


2021           Honorable Mention from the Association for Chinese Animation Studies


2021           Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award Nomination, The University of Chicago

2020           Dissertation Honor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

2019           Domitor Essay Award, Domitor, the International Society for the Study of Early Cinema


2019           Dissertation Workshop Grant, Getty Foundation Grant Steering Committee


2019           Student in Residence Funding, University of Chicago Center in Beijing


2019           Chinese Studies Conference Travel Grant, Chinese Studies Committee, University of Chicago 


2018           Chinese Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Grant, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago 


2016, 18      Division of the Humanities Conference Reimbursement Grant, University of Chicago


2016, 18      CMS Department Travel Grant, University of Chicago


2016           Graduate Student Travel Grant, SCMS Asian Pacific American Caucus


2015–20      Graduate Aid Initiative Fellowship, Division of Humanities, University of Chicago


2013–14      Cinema Studies Department Tuition Remission Fellowship, New York University


2010–11      Principal Fund Outstanding Thesis Award, Peking University


2010–11      1987 Alumni Fellowship, Peking University


2009–10       Guanghua Fellowship, Peking University


2008–09      International Star Fellowship, Peking University​



Selected Artistic Projects 


Present          Director, scriptwriter, animator, editor, Ten Thousand Waves 千層浪

An experimental film animating a series of “wave and ripple” drawings from Hamonshū, a 1903 Japanese design book by Mori Yuzan; recipient of University of Chicago Arts Summer Fellowship, 2019.


2018           Animation consultant, SHe 女她 (dir. Zhou Shengwei)

A feature-length stop-motion animated film composed of 58,000 photographs; nominated at Shanghai International Film Festival, Montreal International Film Festival, L’Étrange Festival in Paris, 2018; video installation at HOW Gallery, Shanghai, June 15–July 15, 2018.


2013           Scriptwriter, The Green, Green Wind 海風拂過黛綠華年

 A 90-minute screenplay, a coming-of-age story; recipient of China’s National Excellent Young Screenwriter Award, 2013.


2013          Designer, LOGO for Chinese Women’s Film Festival 

 In use from 2013 to present


2012           Co-designer, Drunken in the Red Chamber 紅樓醉

A series of table games based on Dream of the Red Chamber; received first prize in Creative and Cultural Industry Leader Competition in Beijing, 2012; currently in the early stages of industry development.


2012            Director, scriptwriter, animator, editor, Biscuit 餅乾

A stop-motion animated short; recipient of Best Creativity Award, Best Animation Award and Best College Student Film Award at China Microfilm Festival, 2012; Honorable mention by Drunken Boat.


2012           Director, scriptwriter, animator, editor, Memory Mosaic 復刻回憶

An interactive film project; recipient of Filmmaking Fellowship, Peking University, 2012.


2011           Author, In and Outside the Door 門內門外

 A short story published in 山花[Mountain Flowers], October 8, 2011.


2009           Scriptwriter, Magpie Bridge 鵲橋

A short film; recipient of Ten Best DV, Peking University, 2009.


Other Artistic Awards


2013           Wasserman Award for Creative Arts, New York University


2012           New Oriental Award for Photographers


2010,11,12   Best Lighting Design, Peking University Annual Drama Festival


2011–12      Yuan Shixing Fellowship for Versatile Art-major Students