1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Aynne Kokas

Assistant Professor

211 Wilson Hall

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Professor Kokas is on leave for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Aynne Kokas is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. Kokas’ work focuses on the intersections between Chinese and US media and technology industries.  Her book Hollywood Made in China will be published in 2017 with the University of California Press. Hollywood Made in China examines the cultural, political and economic implications of US media investment in China as it becomes the world’s largest film market. Kokas has recently started a second project entitled Networked Chinawood that focuses on the global impacts of Chinese digital media distribution. Kokas has been a consultant for Warner Bros. Digital, in addition to a range of other Fortune 500 technology and manufacturing companies. She has been a visiting fellow at the Shanghai Institute of International Studies and a visiting professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, is a non-resident scholar in Chinese media at the Baker Institute of Public Policy at Rice University, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is fluent in Mandarin and began her career in Chinese media by studying directing at Beijing Film Academy.


Hollywood Made in China

University of California Press, Feb 2017