Dr. Xiao earned a BA in Chinese language and literature from Liaoning Teacher's University, an MA in Chinese aesthetics from Sichuan University, an MA in liberal studies from the College of St. Rose, and a PhD in modern Chinese history from the University of California at San Diego. His research interests are in Chinese film and popular culture. He taught at the University of Utah before coming to Cal State San Marcos.
- Cui, Shuqin. Women Through the Lens: Gender and Nation in a Century of Chinese Cinema. University of Hawaii Press, 2003
- Zhang, Yingjin. Chinese National Cinema. Routledge, 2004