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Qian He

Graduate Student

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


M.A., Chinese Studies (History), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
B.A., Communication/Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University

(Belinda) Qian He is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media (CLCM) 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, collective violence, and witnessing. Her dissertation is tentatively titled Spectacular Antagonism: Class Struggle, Exposure, and Cinema as Show Trial in China, 1925-1985. She has published on film theory, animation, teen film, politics of childhood/memory, the Cold War aesthetics, and the Chinese Cultural Revolution both in English and Chinese. Her ongoing project on image and justice is funded by Asia Art Archive and The Robert Ho Family Foundation. Now she is co-organizing the Inter-Asian Historiophoty Research Group-Graduate Research Cluster (MIRG-GRC) with Ungsan Kim and Xiaoshun Zeng.