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Yilong holds a PhD from the University of Manchester. His current research looks at the representation of queerness in contemporary PRC (People's Republic of China). Specifically, he is interested in queer Marxism, embodiment, and affect. He completed his BAH from Queen's University and MA from OCAD University, both in Canada, before coming to Manchester.

Supervision information

Main Supervisor: Dr. Darren Waldron

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Felicia Chan

Independent Reviewer: Dr. Jackie Stacey

My collaborations

Documentary, Particles/尘埃 (2018), selected by Beijing Queer Film Festival 2022, Co-produced with Yujia Shi, funded by the Richard Charles Lee Foundation, University of Toronto.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Reading Structures and Affect in Recent Queer Feature-length Films from Contemporary Mainland China, The University of Manchester

Sept 20192024

Award Date: 26 Mar 2024

Master of Arts, OCAD University

Sept 2016May 2018

Award Date: 8 May 2018

Bachelor of Arts, Queens University at Kingston

Sept 2012Jun 2016

Award Date: 1 Jun 2016


  • queer studies
  • Chinese studies
  • cinema
  • philosophy
  • cultural studies
  • affect


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