Field: Japanese Film and Media
Advisor: Takuya Tsunoda
Xun Zheng is a PhD student in Japanese film and media. Her research interest focuses on early television and media theories in postwar Japan, which she seeks as a prism to explore the textuality of media experience and the political/ethical implications of broadcasting techniques in the 1960s. Her other interests include Japanese modernist discourse on media and mediation, information studies in Japan, and the history of Chinese television. Prior to joining Columbia for PhD, she received her B.A. from Oberlin College and M.A. from Columbia EALAC.