Dan Gao

PhD Candidate, Department of Cinema Studies, Tisch

Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (October 3 - October 28): 

Positioned at the intersection of culture historiography, archival studies and ethnography, Gao’s dissertation looks at the formation of post-socialist Chinese subjects and the material culture of the People’s Republic of China after the Economic Reform through the lens of a cultural history of smuggling, piracy, and copycat manufacturing of media products in the past four decades. Her implements current studies on contemporary Chinese society with an investigation of a semi-underground yet gigantic cultural component - piracy culture - digging into the “mentality” of China’s persisting indifference to copyright protection, which had become notoriously famous worldwide.

Last Name
PhD Candidate, Department of Cinema Studies, Tisch
Fellows Type
GRI Fellowship
GRI Fellows semester
Fall 2016