Dr Pao-Chen Tang

Lecturer in Chinese Cultural Studies

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Biography

Pao-chen Tang joined the University of Manchester after receiving a joint PhD degree in Cinema and Media Studies & East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. His work focuses on the intersection between film aesthetics and ecopolitics. He has written extensively on questions of the nonhuman in reciprocity with ethics, and with filmmaking (as well as other forms of audiovisual representations). The topics of his published articles cover a theorization of the puzzling prescene of dogs (and hot dogs) in early cinema and beyond; digital snow that swoops around characters in martial arts cinema; environmentalist visions in contemporary Chinese art and video; and an interdisciplinary dialogue between cinema studies and animal studies.

His research has been supported by The Franke Institute for the Humanities, China Times Cultural Foundation (Mrs. Alice Tsai Yu Award), The Chiu Scholarly Exchange Program for Taiwan Studies, and The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago.

Several of his writings received prestigious awards, including the 2020 SCMS Student Writing Award, the 2019 SCMS Transnational Cinemas SIG Graduate Student Writing Prize, the 2019 ASLE Graduate Student Paper Award, and the 2015 Domitor Essay Award.

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Office: Samuel Alexander Building 3.33

Email: pao-chen.tang@manchester.ac.uk

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