Scarlet Cheng

Humanities and Sciences


Scarlet Cheng is an arts writer and educator specializing in film history and the visual arts. Currently, she is a columnist for Artillery art magazine and a contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Arroyo Monthly, and other print and online publications.  In the past she has been a text and picture editor at Time-Life Books in Alexandra, VA, managing editor of Asian Art News in Hong Kong, and film festival programmer.  For the Smithsonian Institution she programmed "China''s New Cinema," their first Chinese film series.  She has been a judge for San Francisco International Film Festival, and has authored a number of art/exhibition monographs and catalogs.  She has organized talks and seminars for Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pyo Gallery, Cella Art + Architecture, Koplin del Rio Gallery, and others.


  • Contemporary Chinese Cinema