He received his Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, and an MA from Beijing Normal University. His research focuses on global/East Asian genders and sexualities as intersected with performance, material culture, popular media, new technology and social networking, politics and social justice, religions and spirituality. He has published two books and numerous journal articles in North America, Europe, and China, and has taught at UBC, SFU, and UW. His monograph, Cross-Gender China: Across Yin Yang, Across Cultures, and Beyond Jingju, has been published by Rutledge in August 2017.
As a recipient of the SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2016-2018, he is currently conducting postdoctoral research with University of Toronto. He is available to give public talks and lectures around the world.