Vanessa Frangville is currently Senior Lecturer and Chair in Chinese Studies at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. She is also the co-director of East Centre for East Asian Studies at the ULB. She was previously a Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the Victoria Wellington University of Wellington, New Zealand. She holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from the University of Lyon 3, France, and completed two postdoctoral research projects in Taiwan and Japan. Her research deals with discourses on ethnicity and nation building in modern and contemporary China, with a special focus on cinema and “ethnic minority” film.