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Prof. LIM  Kok Wai Benny

Prof. LIM Kok Wai Benny

Assistant Professor


M.F.A. (Libera Accademia di Belle Arti, Italy)

Ph.D. (University of Glamorgan, UK)

Email: | Tel: 3943-3724 | Office: KKB 211

Benny Lim attained a Master of Fine Arts from Libera Accademic di Belle Arti (Italy) and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Division of Drama, University of Glamorgan (United Kingdom).


Since 2001, Benny has produced and directed over 70 arts events, including theatre productions and arts festivals. He has also conceptualized and performed a number of monologues in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, United Kingdom and America. Between 2005 and 2009, he initiated a series of drama education programmes in Singapore, reaching out to over 200,000 Primary and Secondary schools’ students. In 2006, Benny published his first book of play - Existence.


Prior to his current appointment with CUHK, Benny has taught in several institutions of higher education in Singapore and Malaysia, where he headed the School of Communication and Creative Arts in a University College. Since joining CUHK in 2013, Benny has curated and managed an annual arts festival, organized by the M.A. in Cultural Management programme, responding to sociocultural issues in Hong Kong. Between 2014 and 2016, Benny was a Board Member of Justice Centre Hong Kong, a non-governmental organization providing assistance to refugees and migrant workers. In 2015, he was invited by IFT Macau to develop the city’s first programme in Performing Arts Event Management. Currently, Benny sits on Advisory Committee of CUHK Shenzhen’s auditorium and concert hall development. He is also a Fellow of Morningside College (CUHK). Benny has often been invited to deliver lectures and talks in Mainland China’s universities and arts academies.  


Benny’s research interests include (1) Postmodern Culture (influence on Politics, Performances, and Sexualities), (2) Curating and Managing Cultural Events, (3) Entertainment Studies. 


Selected Recent Publications  


  • Cheng, Meggy, Chou, Rebecca & Lim, Benny (Forthcoming). Fundraising Classical Music – Case Studies from Hong Kong and Macau. In William Byrnes and Aleksandar Brkić (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Arts Management. New York: Routledge.
  • Lim, Benny (Forthcoming). Postmodern Approaches to Curating and Managing Arts Festivals. In William Byrnes and Aleksandar Brkić (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Arts Management. New York: Routledge.
  • 林國偉,范斯欣(2018)「2017香港文化創意產業發展報告」。主編  胡利国《中國文化產業年度報告2018》。北京大學出版社。
  • Lim, Benny (2018). Representations of Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District by Local English Newspapers. Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Vol. 18, pp. 44-54.
  • Lim, Benny (2018). Postmodern Self-Reflexive Drama and the Deconstruction of Space - Case Studies from Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. In Vladislava Fekete and Zuzana Uličianska (Eds.) Contemporary Drama and Performative space: from Playwriting to Immersive Theatre, pp. 115-135. Bratislava (Slovakia): Theatre Institute Bratislava.
  • Lim, Benny & Tang, Samson (2018). Queering Singlehood in Mainland China. JOMEC Journal. Vol. 12. 70-81. 
  • Lim, Benny (2017). Community Efforts of the Umbrella Festival. CultureWork. Vol. 21(4).