Chen Liangdong is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Art and Communication, Beijing Normal University. He is a researcher at the Asian & Chinese-Language Cinema Research Center of Beijing Normal University, the first academic institution in mainland China to integrate Asian film studies, participating in the organization’s annual conference, and edits its academic publications. His research interests focus on Asian cinema, especially the studies of films in countries such as India, China, and South Korea. He is keen to explore the social and cultural phenomena behind movies. Currently, he is very interested in the relationship between Indian cinema, religion, and social culture. His Ph.D. dissertation concentrates on the Secularization of Bollywood Cinema. In the 2020-21 academic year, he was a visiting fellow in the Department of Chinese studies, National University of Ireland Maynooth.