Hongwei Bao is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK, where he directs the Centre for Contemporary East Asian Cultural Studies. He is also a research associate of the Birmingham School of Art. Hongwei is the author of three research monographs on queer culture in China: Queer Comrades, Queer China and Queer Media in China. He serves on the international advisory board of Queer Asia book series (Hong Kong University Press). He also serves on the editorial boards of British Journal of Chinese Studies and Chinese Independent Cinema Observer. He writes and edits a column titled Queer Lens for the Chinese Independent Film Archive.