It is with great sadness that we inform you of the demise of our senior NETPAC member, Prof SUN Shaoyi (孙绍谊) on 13th Aug 2019.
Born in 1961, Prof. SUN Shaoyi did a Masters and a Ph.D from the University of Southern California (USC). He was Professor of Film and Media Studies at Shanghai Theater Academy (STA), taught Chinese film and literature at USC, University of California at Irvine, National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan), Shanghai University and New York University in Shanghai.
His research area included film theories, Sino-US film relations, and new media art and cultural studies. He was the author/editor of Western Film Theories Since the New Millennium (2017), New Media and Cultural Transformation (2013), Spectrum of History and Cultural Topography: The Transnational Relation between Hollywood and Chinese-Language Cinema (2012), The Matrix of Cinema: Cinematic Space and Cultural Globalism (2010), The Imagined City: Literary, Filmic, and Visual Shanghai, 1927-1937 (2009) and Lights! Camera! Kai Shi!: In-Depth Interviews with China’s New Generation of Movie Directors (2008). He is also the Chinese translator of Rey Chow’s Primitive Passions: Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography and Contemporary Chinese Cinema (2001).
Prof. SUN was on the NETPAC jury for several international film festivals, including Taipei Golden Horse (2015), Bangalore (2011), Singapore (2009), Brisbane (2007) and Hawaii (2001).
We send our sincere condolence to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. We will always remember his excellent work and his contribution to NETPAC.
-- Dr. Wang Yao
Also read another tribute to Shaoyi Sun by Jeannette Paulson Shaoyi Sun Tribute