Jie Li holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. Her first book project, Utopian Ruins: A Memory Museum of the Maoist Era,explores contemporary cultural memories of the 1950s to the 1970s through textual, audiovisual, and material artifacts including police files, photographs, documentary films, and museums. Her second book project, Cinematic Manchuria: A Transnational History, examines films produced under Japanese colonial rule in Manchuria and later cinematic representations of the region along with production and exhibition practices. Li’s articles have appeared in the journals Public Culture, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, China Perspectives, and Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media. She is currently editing a volume entitled Red Legacies in China: Cultural Afterlives of the Communist Revolution as well as contributing to forthcoming collections such as The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemasand A New Literary History of Modern China. Her research has received support from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation. As a College Fellow at Harvard, Li taught a wide range of self-designed courses in East Asian studies and film studies, from a general survey of East Asian cinema to a seminar on Shanghai’s cultural history. At Princeton in the 2012-2013 academic year, she will teach a course on Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society in the fall and co-teach the spring semester sequence “East Asian Humanities.” She has also made documentary films in China and Cameroon.