In 2003, along with filmmaker Thomas F. Lennon, Yang founded the Chang Ai Media Project to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in China. Since then, its documentaries and public service announcements have been seen by hundreds of millions of Chinese viewers. Lennon and Yang made a trilogy of short documentary films about modern China, including The Blood of Yingzhou District (2006), Tongzhi in Love (2008) and The Warriors of Qiugang (2010), which was nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject in 2011.
Yang lived and worked in San Francisco for many years and relocated to Beijing in 2004. She now lives in Hong Kong. She was appointed by the University of Hong Kong as Hung Leung Hau Ling Distinguished Fellow in Humanities in 2013. Her latest feature documentary My Voice, My Life was named one of “Hong Kong’s five most-notable films of 2014” by Wall Street Journal.
Yang is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She now heads the Hong Kong Documentary Initiative at the University of Hong Kong, which aims to nurture the next generation of documentary filmmakers in the region. Read More on IMDb.