Dai Jinhua

Departmental Resident Fellow
Photo of Dai Jinhua.

Dai Jinhua, Director of the Center for Film Studies and Cultural Studies at Beijing University, is a prominent feminist, “New Left” cultural critic in China. Her work as a film scholar and media critic questions the social legitimacy of consumer culture in China, while problematizing the elitist lineage of Western Marxism and reflecting on Chinese modes of intellectual endeavor during the last three decades. Dai Jinhua’s publications include Gendering China and Scenery in the Fog: Chinese Cinema Culture 1978-1988. She was hosted by the Department of Rhetoric during her residence at Berkeley.