– Assistant Professor, Dept of Humanities
– College of Arts and Humanities
– Years at UCF: 1 year (Since August 2011)
– Ph.D.: Indiana University, Bloomington
Dr. Lanlan Kuang is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar who specialized in the arts and humanities of China. She has extensive research experience in the fields of Chinese media, cultural and ethnic policies, and their impact on social and economic development at local, national and international levels. Dr. Kuang is a published author, an award-winning ethnographic film producer and a director. Her documentary on the American education system was co-produced by the United States Information Agency and Beijing Television Station and received China’s 1998 National Award for International Report. In 2002, her documentary deconstructing the discursive formation of Chinese folksong was broadcasted internationally via SCOLA educational network and won the 2004 Hengdian Film Award. She is currently working on a book manuscript and a documentary film on the performativity and poeticness in the arts and aesthetic theory of China for Indiana University Press. Dr. Kuang also has a series of forth-coming articles in one of the leading academic journals in the field of Dunhuangology, the Journal of Dunhuang Research. She joined the University of Central Florida in August 2011 and has been engaging in exploratory conversations with Chinese government, media, and education officials for several university initiatives. Dr. Kuang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, College of Arts & Humanities.