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Qian He

Graduate Student
Belinda He

Contact Information

Box: 354338
PDL B202
Office Hours: 
F 3:30 - 5:30 or By appointment


Belinda Qian He is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media at the University of Washington. Her research revolves around the historical and interdisciplinary study of East Asian cinema, photography, art, visual criminology, and display culture, associated with atrocity, violence, and witnessing. She is working on her dissertation tentatively titled "Trial by Moving Images: Cinema, Punishment, and the Art of Exposure in Revolutionary China, 1925-1985." Her article on moving images and film theory has recently been published by the Journal of Chinese Cinemas. Her ongoing project on image and justice is funded by the Asia Art Archive and The Robert Ho Family Foundation. She is a current Mellon Fellow (2018-2019) and is co-organizing the Inter-Asian Historiophoty Research Group with Ungsan Kim and Xiaoshun Zeng. 

Selected Fellowship and Grants

  • Society of Scholars Fellowship, Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities (2019-20)
  • Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources (2018-19) 
  • Asia Art Archive and The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation China Research Grant (2017-18)
  • Joff Hanauer in Western Civilization Fellowship (2016-17)
  • The Graduate School Chester Fritz Fellowship (2016)
  • Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation (2015)