Brian Hu, PhD
Brian Hu is the artistic director of Pacific Arts Movement, presenters of the San Diego Asian Film Festival. He teaches courses on film history and style, media industries, and Asian cinema. His research interests include Chinese-language cinemas, film and media of the Asian diaspora, and stardom. In 2015, he curated a retrospective on Vietnamese American cinema entitled "Cinema Little Saigon," which has played in San Diego, Houston, and Philadelphia.
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Film, Television, and Digital Media
MA., University of California, Los Angeles, Film, Television, and Digital Media
BA., University of California, Berkeley, Film Studies and Economics
Scholarly and Creative Work
Hu's recent publications include "R.I.P. Gangnam Style" in Hally 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media (University of Michigan Press), "Love in the Club: Karaoke Realism in Chinese and Hong Kong Cinema" in Sampling Media (Oxford University Press), and "Defenders of the Palace: Chinese-Language Movie Theaters and the Fight Over Semi-Private Spaces" in American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows (Routledge). His writings have been published in Screen, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Continuum, Horror Studies, and other journals.
Hu has taught courses on Asian cinemas, media studies, and Asian American cinema at USD, UCSD, and CSU Fullerton.