Tina Mai Chen, Selected Publications

Chen, Tina Mai. “Aesthetics of Socialist Internationalism: Lenin Films in the People’s Republic of China,” Made in China Volume 1, 2020: 88-93.

Chen, Tina Mai. “Gendered Globality as a Cold War Framework: International Dimensions of Chinese State Feminism in the 1950-1960s,” in Cold War Feminisms (ed. Suzy Kim), a special issue of positions: asia critique 28.3 (2020): 603-630.

Chen, Tina Mai. Curator. “Moving Images, Moving People” (artist: Tong Lam), feature exhibit, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, 10 May – 8 June, 2019, Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space, 401 Richmond St W, Suite 450A/B, Toronto, ON

 杨丽萍 (Liping Yang) and 陈庭梅 (Tina Mai Chen), “新中国成立之初上海大众娱乐改造研究- 电影和戏剧为中心的考察” (The Transformation of Shanghai’s Popular Entertainment in the Early Years of the People’s Republic of China: A Focus on Film and Theatre), 中共党史研究 (Beijing) (2016:1): pp. 26-37

陈庭梅 (Tina Mai Chen), 毛泽东时代中国的无产阶白衣与劳动身体 (连旭Lian Xu, translator,  方红Fang Hong, editor), 从外部世界看中国  Envisioning China from Abroad … Selected essay from positions: asia critique’s First Two Decades (Nanjing University Press, 2016): pp. 128-155. Chinese translation of Tina Mai Chen, “Proletarian White and Working Bodies in Mao’s China,” positions: east asia cultures critique 11.2 (Fall), 2003: 361-393

Chen, Tina Mai and David S. Churchill, editors. The Material of World History (Routledge press, 2015)

Chen, Tina Mai and Paola Zamperini. “Fashion, China, and Trends: A Critical Perspective,” China Policy Institute Blog, 17 July 2015.

Chen, Tina Mai. “Mobile Film Projection in Socialist and Post-Socialist China,” China Policy Institute Blog, 8 May 2015.

Chen, Tina Mai. “Chinese Residents of Burma as Refugees, Evacuees, and Returnees: the shared racial logic of territorialization in the regulation of wartime migration,” Modern Asian Studies (November 2014): 1-24.

Bak, Greg and Tina Mai Chen, “Straight from the Community? Canada’s Community Historical Recognition Program and the Creation of a Digital Archive,” in Amalia S. Levi and Dominique Daniel (eds), Identity Palimpsests: Ethnic Archiving in the U.S. and Canada (Los Angeles: Litwin Books): 207-223.


Tina Mai Chen, “Asian Boundaries, Documentary Regimes, and the Political Economy of the Personal,” positions: asia critique 20.1 (2012): 179-207.

Tina Mai Chen, “The Human-Machine Continuum in Maoism: The Intersection of Soviet Socialist Realism, Japanese Theoretical Physics, and Chinese Revolutionary Theory,” Cultural Critique 80 (Winter 2012), 151-180.


Tina Mai Chen, “Peasant and Woman in Maoist Revolutionary Theory, 1920s-1950s” in Catherine Lynch, Robert Marks, and Paul Pickowicz, editors, Reform, Revolution, and Radicalism in Modern China, Essays in honor of Maurice Meisner (Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2011).

Tina Mai Chen, “Use the past for the present; the foreign to serve China,” in Wang Ban, editor, Words and their Stories, Essays on the Language of the Chinese Revolution (Leiden: Brill, 2011): 205-226.

Tina Mai Chen, “They love battle array, not silks and satins,” in Wang Ban, editor, Words and their Stories, Essays on the Language of the Chinese Revolution (Leiden: Brill, 2011): 263-282.


Tina Mai Chen, “Film and Gender in Sino-Soviet Cultural Exchange, 1949-1969” in Hua-yu Li and Thomas Bernstein, editors, ChinaLearns from the Soviet Union, 1949 to the present (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Press, 2010): 421-445.


Tina Mai Chen, “International Film Circuits and Global Imaginaries in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1957,” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 3.2 (2009): 149-161.

Tina Mai Chen, “Socialist Geographies, Internationalist Temporalities, and Traveling Film Technologies: Sino-Soviet Film Exchange in the 1950s and 1960s” in Olivia Khoo and Sean Metzger (editors), Futures of Chinese Cinemas: Technologies and Temporalities in Chinese Screen Cultures (Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, 2009): 73-93.

Tina Mai Chen, "The Possibilities and Problematics of the Third World in the 1960s: Historical Connections and Critical Frameworks", in Karen Dubinsky et al, editors, New World Coming: The 1960s and the Shaping of Global Consciousness (Toronto: Between the Lines Press, 2009): 421-430.


Tina Mai Chen and David S. Churchill, editors. Film, History, and Cultural Citizenship: Sites of Production (London and New York: Routledge, 2007).

Tina Mai Chen. “Socialism, Aestheticized Bodies and International Circuits of Gender: Soviet Female Film Stars in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1969,” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association (Online) 18.2 (2007): 53-80.


Tina Mai Chen and David Churchill, “Neoliberal Civilization and the Economic Disciplining of Human Rights: Converging Models in the United States and China,” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 10 (Spring 2005) http://www.rhizomes.net/issue10/chen.htm.


Tina Mai Chen, “Thinking Through Embeddedness: Globalization, Culture, and the Popular,” Cultural Critique 58 (Fall 2004): 1-29.

Tina Mai Chen, “Internationalism and Cultural Experience: Soviet Films and Popular Chinese Understandings of the Future in the 1950s,” Cultural Critique 58 (Fall 2004): 82-114.


Tina Mai Chen, “Female Icons, Feminist Iconography? Socialist Rhetoric and Women’s Agency in 1950s China,” Gender & History 15.2 (August) 2003: 268-295.

Chen, Tina Mai, “Proletarian White and Working Bodies in Mao’s China,” positions: east asia cultures critique 11.2 (Fall), 2003: 361-393.

Chen, Tina Mai, “Propagating the Propaganda Film: the meaning of film in CCP writings, 1949-1965,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 15.2 (Fall), 2003: 154-193..