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Jean Ma

Jean Ma

Associate Professor
Film and Media Studies
PhD, University of Chicago
BA, University of California, Berkeley


Jean Ma teaches in Film and Media Studies program.

She is the author of Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema (Hong Kong University Press, 2010), and coeditor of Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography (Duke University Press, 2008) and “Sound and Music,” a special issue of the Journal of Chinese Cinemas. Her work has appeared in Grey Room, Post Script, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Camera Obscura, Criticism. Her most recent book is Sounding the Modern Woman: The Songstress in Chinese Cinema (Duke University Press, 2015).

Selected articles:

Introduction, Sounding the Modern Woman: The Songstress in Chinese Cinema,

"Deep in the Cave"

"A Little History of Sleeping at the Movies"

"Hong Kong Mambo"

"Circuitous Action: Revenge Cinema"

"Delayed Voices: Intertextuality, Music and Gender in The Hole"

"Discordant Desires, Violent Refrains: La Pianiste"

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