Ziying You is a PhD student in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at the Ohio State University. Her research interests include the intellectual history of Chinese folklore studies, the storytelling performance in Contemporary China, living Guqin music tradition, legends, folk beliefs, foodways, folkloric documentary and video production. She co-translated Sharon R. Sherman’s book Documenting Ourselves: Film, Video, and Culture from English into Chinese, the Chinese book was published in June 2011 by Central China Normal University Press. Her two videos Why Are We Cooking? Chinese Foodways in America (2008) and Chef Jevon’s Dinner (2009), completed in Folklore Program at the University of Oregon, have been publicly presented on many occasions in both China and the US. Her essay "Creation and Performance of 'New Stories' in Contemporary China:1963-1966 " won the 2010 Dan Crowley Memorial Student Essay Prize awarded by the American Folklore Society storytelling Section. As a co-chair of the Eastern Asia Section of American Folklore Society, she coordinated the panel “Discourses and Practices of Folk Literature and Arts in Revolutionary China: 1949-1966” at the AFS 2010 annual meeting. She also served in Jonathan T. Y. Yeh Award Committee for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore in 2010 and 2011. Her dissertation proposes to study the religious festival worshipping Chinese ancient Kings Yao and Shun as well as Yao’s two daughters, also Shun’s wives, E’huang and Nüying, in rural China.