卓越 (zhuó yuè), aka. Jerry Zhuo, is a composer from Xiamen, China currently living in Wales. He is a PhD Composition candidate in Cardiff University School of Music with full studentship, studying after Prof Arlene Sierra. His recent artistic activity revolves mostly around his PhD research in defining a personal identity out of the prevailing postmodern Chinese culture he was born into, and a negotiation with ‘Chineseness’ — the cultural stereotype — that he started to encounter after moving to the UK ten years ago.
Background: Kulangsu, Xiamen