Michael Berry

Michael Berry

Michael Berry is Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he researches Chinese cinema and literature. He received his PhD from Columbia University and is the author of several books, including "Speaking in Images: Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Filmmakers" (Columbia, 2005; Rye Field, 2007; Guangxi Normal University Press, 2008), "A History of Pain: Trauma in Modern Chinese Literature and Film" (Columbia, 2008, Rye Field, 2012, Shanghai Sanlian, 2012), "Jia Zhangke's The Hometown Trilogy" (British Film Institute & Palgrave Macmillan, 2009; Guangxi Normal University Press, 2010) and the forthcoming book in Chinese "Memories of Shadows and Light: In Dialogue with the Cinematic World of Hou Hsiao-hsien" (INK, 2011).
He is also the translator of several novels, including "The Song of Everlasting Sorrow" (with Susan Chan Egan) (Columbia, 2008), "To Live" (Anchor, 2004), "Nanjing 1937: A Love Story" (Columbia, 2002, Anchor, 2004, Faber & Faber, 2004), and "Wild Kids: Two Novels about Growing Up" (Columbia, 2000). His work has been recognized by an NEA Translation Grant (2008), an Honorable Mention for the MLA Louis Roth Translation Prize (2009), and he has served as a Jury Member for the Golden Horse Film Festival (2010).
For more information, see: http://www.alc.ucla.edu/person/michael-berry/

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