Renren Yang’s research and teaching span twentieth-and twenty-first-century Chinese literature, cinema, and popular culture, with a focus on issues of authorship, trans-mediation, and hybrid genres in Chinese literary and media scenes. His first book project, A Media Genealogy of Literary Fame in Modern China: Paper, Stage, Screen, and Sphere, traces the changing concepts, practices, and politics of celebrity authorship throughout twentieth-century Chinese history with the ongoing shift from the print to the digital regime of letters. He also published articles on Chinese time-travel historical narrative and surveillance cinema in post-socialist China. Before moving to UBC, he taught research-based writing for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric and a Chinese film class for Thinking Matters at Stanford University (2018-19).