Wei Yang

Wei Yang Menkus

Associate Professor

Program Director
Full-Time Faculty


Wei Yang Menkus received her PhD in East Asian Languages and Literature from Yale University. She teaches and researches broadly in Chinese cinema in a global context, with special interests in film genre, spatiality, transnational practice, and the intersection between China and Hollywood. She is currently completing a book manuscript on film space in contemporary Chinese cinema.

Her teaching interests include Chinese cinemas, East Asian genre films, gender and visual culture, city literature and film, and literary adaptation in Chinese cinema

Research Areas

  • Chinese cinemas and popular culture
  • Film theory (spatiality, genre, intertextuality, adaptation)
  • East Asian Cinemas (translation, adaptation, and transnational connections)
  • Hong Kong New Wave and post-1997 Hong Kong Cinema


  • Program Coordinator, Minor in Chinese Studies
  • Program Director, Asian Studies


  • PhD, East Asian Languages and Literature, Yale University