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Xuelei Huang, Dr.


Xuelei Huang, Dr.


  • Chancellor's Fellow, University of Edinburgh



Education and Research Experience

2012-2013: Fellow at the Nantes Institute for Advanced Studies, France; Fellow at the International Research Centre for Cultural Studies (IFK), Austria

2009 - 2011: Post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

2005 - 2009: PhD programme in Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University
Dissertation: "Commercializing Ideologies: Intellectuals and Cultural Production at the Mingxing (Star) Motion Picture Company, 1922-1938"

Selected Scholarships and Awards

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, 2013—2015

Research Project: The Cesspool and the Rose Garden: The Social Life of Smell in Modern China, 1840s—1940s

Gerda Henkel Research Fellowship, 2011—2012

Ruprecht Karls Prize, Heidelberg University, 2011

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Academia Sinica, 2009 - 2011

Completion Scholarship (Abschlussstipendium), Graduate Academy of Heidelberg University, 2008 - 2009

Ausgewählte Publikationen


Shanghai Filmmaking: Crossing Borders, Connecting to the Globe, 1922-1938 (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2014, xvi+381 pp)

Refereed Journal Articles and Edited Volume Chapters

“The Heroic and the Banal: Consuming Soviet Movies in Pre-Socialist China”, Twentieth-Century China 39, no. 2 (May 2014): 93–117.

“From East Lynne to Konggu lan: Transcultural Tour, Trans-medial Translation”, Transcultural Studies no. 2 (Dec. 2012): 48-84.

“Through the Looking Glass of Spatiality: Spatial Practice, Contact Relation and the Isis Theater in Shanghai, 1917-1937”, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (A&HCI), vol. 23, no. 2 (Fall 2011): 1-33.

Shadow Magic and the Early History of Film Exhibition in China” (with Zhiwei Xiao), in Lim, Song Hwee and Julian Ward, eds. The Chinese Cinema Book, London: British Film Institute, 2011, pp. 45-55.

“Zhongguo diyi? Nanfu nanqi yu ta de jingdian hua” (China’s First Film? The Canonization of The Difficult Couple), Dianying xinshang xuekan (Film Appreciation Academic Section, Taiwan Humanities Citation Index), vol. 27, no. 2 (Spring 2009): 161-175; reprinted in Huang Ailing, ed., Zhongguo dianying suyuan (Chinese Cinema: Tracing the Origins), Hong Kong: Hong Kong Film Archives, 2011, pp. 10-31.