Dr Xuelin Zhou
- MA in Literature from Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages (1986); MA in Modern British Studies from University of Warwick (1991); PhD in Film Studies from University of Auckland (2003)
To screen new heroes: a study of Chinese "youth problem" films
Research | Current
- Chinese genre films
I am currently working on a project exploring the form and the content of some prominent genres in the Chinese-language cinemas. My recent research interests include how a youth culture is represented in the films of Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China.
Teaching | Current
FTVMS 101 Film Studies
FTVMS 202 Hollywood and its Others
FTVMS 205 Screening Hong Kong
FTVMS 221 Action Film
FTVMS 307 Hollywood and its Others
FTVMS 308 Screening Hong Kong
FTVMS 315 Action Film
FTVMS 707 New Waves
FTVMS 743 Special Topic: Chinese Film Genres
The topics of my recent doctoral supervision include interaction of early Chinese cinema with Hollywood, realism in contemporary Chinese cinema and Chinese cyberculture.
Areas of expertise
film studies, Chinese-language film, youth culture
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Zhou, X. (2017). Youth Culture in Chinese Language Film Introduction. ROUTLEDGE. Pages: 36.
- Xuelin, Z. (2016). Genre, war, ideology: Anti-Japanese war films in Taiwan and Mainland China. Chinese Studies in History, 49 (4), 232-247. 10.1080/00094633.2015.1214514
- Zhou, X. (2016). Youth Culture in Chinese Language Film. Routledge. Pages: 206.
- Zhou, X. (2016). The instrumentalisation of action: martial arts, cultural revolution, and youth rebellion. Paper presented at The Cultural Revolution Today: Literature, Film, and Cultural Debates, The University of Hong Kong. 2 June - 3 June 2016. Related URL.
- Zhou, X. (2016). Youth Film in Chinese Cinema = 表現青年：青年電影研究和中國青年電影發展. Film Appreciation = 電影欣賞, 34 (1-2), 108-115.
- Zhou, X. (2015). "Bridge of spies": city, ideology and secret agent 001. Paper presented at Interconnecting East Asian Cities and Beyond: Reframing the Early History of Chinese Cinema, Shanghai Theatre Academy. 18 December - 20 December 2015. Related URL.
- Zhou, X. (2014). Years of passion: World War II combat films in mainland China and Taiwan. Paper presented at The 11th Asian Cinema Studies Society: Post-Asia Film, Media and Popular Culture, Macao International Conference, University of Macau. 14 July - 16 July 2014.
- Zhou, X. (2014). Changing representations of youth: "Youth films" in the People’s Republic of China. Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies, 14 (1), 21-41. Related URL.