Jinyan Zeng 曾金燕

中國人民大學經濟學學士(2005),香港大學社會工作及社會行政學係博士(2017),美國科爾比學院(攝影與電影)橡木學人(2017),以色列海法大學人文學院亞洲學係博士後研究員(2020),瑞典隆德大學歷史系東亞與東南亞研究中心博士後研究員(2021-2023)。研究領域為中國的文化與政治、知識分子身份與社會行動、社會性別與性、民族與女性書寫。博士論文討論了女權主義社會活動家、文學教授、獨立電影導演艾曉明的身份與行動實踐。

2020年起,任英國紐卡斯爾大學華語獨立影像資料館的《華語獨立影像觀察》期刊編輯。著有《中國女權——公民知識分子的誕生》一書(2016),並獲2017香港出版雙年獎社科類獎項。此外,就中國公民知識分子的身份、實踐和生存美學議題,參與製作、發行了《自由城的囚徒》(2007)、《致劉霞》(2013)、《凶年之畔》(2017)、《喊叫與耳語》(2020)等紀錄片電影,以筆名發表了小說(中文、法語)和詩歌(中文、英語)等作品。

Jinyan Zeng (based in Hong Kong and Beijing, P. R. China), scholar, writer, documentary filmmaker, the 2017 Oak Fellow (film and photography) at Colby College (USA), the 2020 Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Haifa (Israel), is the Post-doc Fellow at the Lund University (Sweden, 2021-2023). Zeng specializes in gender and sexuality, documentary/avant-garde, culture and politics, intellectual identity and social activism, and ethnicity, with particular emphasis on China.

Zeng earned her PhD at the University of Hong Kong in 2017 in the field of gender and sexuality, Department of Social Work and Social Administration. Her book Feminism and Genesis of the Citizen Intelligentsia in China (CN, 276 pp)(City University of Hong Kong Press, 2016) received a Publishing Award in the Social Science category of the 2017 Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards. The book presents Zeng’s researches on a group of filmmakers, feminists, NGO practitioners, intellectuals, and activists, in dialogues with her PhD dissertation, The Genesis of Citizen Intelligentsia in Digital China: Ai Xiaoming’s Practices of Identity and Activism

Zeng produced and co-directed the documentary film Prisoners in Freedom City with Hu Jia (2007), wrote the script for the short 3D animation film A Poem to Liu Xia (Trish McAdam, 2015), and produced the feature documentary film We the Workers (Wen Hai, 2017). Zeng’s documentary films are archived and exhibited in various universities (mainly in Europe, the USA, HK, and the South America), museums (e.g., Smithsonian Institution Museums, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum [New York], and SFMOMA), and international film festivals (e.g., International Film Festival Rotterdam, Visions du Réel [Nyon], and Cinema du Réel [Paris]). Zeng’s newly produced and co-directed documentary film Outcry and Whisper is world premiered on the 51st edition of International Film Festival Nyon – Visions du Réel in 2020. Shot over an eight-year period and made with 3D animation footage, Outcry and Whisper presents itself as a political manifesto for the autonomy of women, be they workers, artists, intellectuals or militants, in Chinese and Hong Kong society. Meanwhile, Zeng services as an Associate Editor for the bilingual journal (to be launched) Chinese Independent Cinema Observer at the Newcastle University, UK.

Zeng was selected as the Time 100 Pioneers & Heroes 2007 by the Time magazine, the 2007 Sakharov Prize’s one of four semi-finalists by the European Parliament, Women Who Shake the World 2008 by the Daily Beast’s 150, and tens of other writing, creativity, feminist or human rights awards’ laureate. 

Zeng’s new book Visualizing Truth-telling in Digital China (12 chapters, Australian National University Press) and her translation work (with Xu Xibai) 《在人民之間》(Taiwan: Linking) of Professor Sebastian Veg’s Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals (Columbia University Press) are forthcoming. In addition, Zeng is working on a book tentatively named Toward the Aesthetics of Activism: Chinese Citizen Intelligentsia on Indie Film, Art, Gender, and Politics and a collection of conversations with de-facto diaspora/exile Chinese citizen intelligentsia on visualizing and digitalizing truth-telling, with EN version being published on the Australian National University’s online journals The China Story and Made in China