Ellen received her bachelor degree in National Central University (Taiwan), where she worked as a research assistant for the Film Studies Center. During her undergraduate years, she worked closely with Cimage Taiwan Film Production Company and Arthouse 107 Cinema as an advertising specialist. As a senior, she held the very first Contemporary Chinese Cinema Festival as an assistant curator at Arthouse 107 Cinema.
Prior to her arrival at Ohio University, she worked as a freelance photographer, graphic designer and translator. During that time, she also ran her own design studio, ChocolatCouple, and completed several photographic and graphic design project.
She has been working as an assistant editor for Fun Screen Weekly, in which she has several article published, from her second year of undergrad till recently.
Her research interests in film studies include the Taiwanese New Cinema, and the oeuvre of other Asian filmmakers who focuses their works on the “post” theory, JIA Zangke (Chinese) and WONG Kar-Wai (Hong Kong) for instance.
She is now teaching a class on HOU Hsiao-Hsien and Taiwanese New Cinema.
Her current project focuses on Edward Yang’s films and Taiwanese ideology in the post-colonial context