Yijing is a PhD candidate in Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
She earned her undergraduate degree at Central Academy of Fine Arts, China (2013) and MA at UAL, CSM (2015). Since BA course, she had been participating in several projects for Chinese minority themed animation.
Her PhD research is using animation as a form of ethnographic documentary, exploring animation’s potential to document the underrepresented cultures of minorities. Drawing on new approaches to animated documentary and preliminary studies of the Longhorn Miao, she is preparing an animated documentary with this group, to test animation as an innovative form of ethnographic documentary.