ACADEMIC AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
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
CREATIVE PROJECTS AND RELATED HONORS
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