After an even more personal work, HOME VIDEO, about Yang’s own family history and trauma, she then filmed retired couples who meet and fall in love on the dance floor in the gardens of Beijing’s Temple of Heaven: LET’S DANCE TOGETHER (Yiqi tiaowu/一起跳舞) and THE LOVE OF MR AN (Lao An/老安). She returned to her neighborhood for MY NEIGHBOURS AND THEIR JAPANESE GHOSTS (Wode linju shuo guizi/我的邻居说鬼子), where she interviewed elders about their impressions and memories of the Japanese during their occupation of China. Her last documentary, WILD GRASS (Yecao/野草), follows kids from an orphanage in the North of China over the course of 14 years.
LONGING FOR THE RAIN (Chunmeng/春梦) is her first fictional film.
In 2019, her second feature, SPRING TIDE (Chunchao春潮) was premiered in Competition at Shanghai International Film Festival.