Jia Duan is a Professor on Beijing Film Academy. She graduated from Class '78 of Beijing Film Academy, the fifth-generation animation film director in China. She worked at CCTV, taking part in the script writing, directing, designing works for more than 10 cartoons. Her 3D short animated film Lotus received many Chinese and international awards. In November 2006, Jia Duan convened and chaired the first International Animation Artists Salon in Wuhan University as the general secretary. In 2007 she was invited to the United States to lecture on "The Magic of Chinese Animation". Her tour included programs at San Francisco State University, the University of California’s Pacific Film Archive, the University of Southern California Film Institute, California Institute of the Arts and the Rafael Film Center. She also gave presentations at the world famous production centers George Lucas’ „Industrial Light“, at Lucas’ Big Rock Ranch and at PDI/DreamWorks’ studio in Northern California. In 2008, after seven years of writing, has finally published the first Chinese animation book "Animation World History." Introduction, including the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, of eighteen country's major animation and outstanding artists.