Alumnus/Alumna profile

Weixian Pan

Weixian Pan, Assistant Professor of Interactive Media Arts at NYU Shanghai and affiliated faculty in the Center for Global Asia.

Weixian Pan is an Assistant Professor of Interactive Media Arts at NYU Shanghai and an affiliated faculty in the Center for Global Asia. She received her PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies from Concordia University, Montreal in 2019. Pan’s research focuses broadly on Chinese film and media culture, and their intersection with different natural and built environments. Her current book project examines how China’s geopolitical aspirations have been hyper-mediated and infused with a logic of frontier-making. This book offers a transhistorical view of the visual regimes that established China as both a frontier explorer and the world’s wild edge. Her work appeared in peer-review journals such as Asiascape: Digital Asia, Culture Machine, JCMS, and Journal of Environmental Media.

She recently started a collaborative project on “logistics of care,” which documents the disruption and civic mobilization of care work amidst the 2022 Covid lockdown in Shanghai, and in 2023 a media ethnographic research on hydroelectric energy along the Pearl River in southern China. 

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