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文化研究哲学硕士博士衔接课程 - 研究生

研究生

Cheung Shui Yee

 

Cheung Shui Yee

 

I am an MPhil student in Cultural Studies at CUHK. My project focuses on the intersection of leftist dissident movement and colonialism in Hong Kong's 70s. Through my research, I aim to reinterpret the colonial reality in Hong Kong as an institutional strategy maneuvered by multiple political forces in their border-crossing interactivities oriented to subverting or upholding regional hegemony. I will be studying the intellectual interexchange as well as international/regional activism in the late Fiery 70s of Hong Kong to go beyond the colonized/colonizer dichotomy and locate Hong Kong subjectivity in the dynamic undercurrent beneath the seemingly monolithic rule of colonialism.

 

Tentative Research Topic

The Fiery 70s in Post-Mao Transition: Dissident Left under China-Hong Kong Division System

 

Research Interests

Socialist Dissident, Left-wing Politics, Anti-Colonialism

 

Chung Hiu Yung

 

Chung Hiu Yung

 

I am an MPhil student in Cultural Studies at CUHK. I focus on researching the cinema of Lou Ye, one of the prominent directors of the Sixth Generation of Chinese Cinema. I am interested in genre films such as film noir and melodrama, as well as the relationships between the individual and the state, the body and traumatic experience, as well as sources of film adaptation. I received my BA in English Literature at Durham University in the UK.

 

Tentative Research Topic

The Cinema of Lou Ye: the traumatised body and neoliberalism in postsocialist China

 

Research Interests

Film Studies (Film noir and Melodrama), Chinese Independent Cinema, Queer Theory

 

Email

1155187673@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Feng Lei

 
Feng Lei

 

Feng Lei

 

Feng Lei is a PhD student in Cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He intends to explore how the "non-urban" sustains but also fundamentally disrupts the formation of urban subjectivity in everyday lives of central Beijing. 

 

Tentative Research Topic

Non-urban space and experience in contemporary urban China

 

Research Interests

Urban culture, everyday life, psychoanalysis

 

Email

fenglei7@126.com

Han Zhuyuan

 
Zhuyuan

 

Han Zhuyuan

 

I’m a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies. I majored in Chinese during my undergraduate studies, and I obtained my master’s degree in Critical Asian Humanities from Duke University, US. For my PhD thesis, I explore several groups of Internet buzzwords pertaining to young women. Employing network textual analysis and inspired by Foucault’s discourse studies, this study aims to analyze the categories of online rhetorical discourses to illuminate the challenges encountered by young women in post-socialist China. Conducted within the context of patriarchal traditional gender norms and neo-liberal market discourses, it seeks to enhance comprehension of the lived experiences of urban young women within the public and private spheres, where gender identity is constructed and contested. 

 

Thesis Title

Digital Discourse and Gender Dynamics: Internet Buzzwords and the Negotiation of Female Identity in Post-Socialist China

 

Awards

  1. CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship (2020-2023)
  2. Young Scholar Excellence Award, 7th World Association of Chinese Studies (2023) 
  3. Duke University Critical Asian Humanities Program Tuition Grant (2019)
  4. The 3rd National Prize of the 11th Literary Work Contest on University Students Nationwide (2016)

 

Publications

  1. (Book-length Translation) 《草间弥生:从 1945 到现在》(Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now) (Beijing: China CITIC Press) (Forthcoming in Summer 2024). 
  2. Han, Z (2023). “Reflecting on love and sexual discourses and becoming knowledge contributors: Chinese women’s critical reading on The Ladies’ Journal,” Journal of Gender Studies, DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2023.2193880
  3. Han, Z (2023). “想象中的文化雅集:作为民国上海媒介文化景观的’咖啡’与’茶’ (Imaginary Genteel Gatherings: ‘Coffee’ and ‘Tea’ as Cultural Landscape within Popular Media in Republican Shanghai),” 今日世界文学 (Global Literature Today), vol. 8 (Beijing: China Social Science Press) (Forthcoming)
  4. Han, Z (2022). “Woman as the Trope: Perceiving the Altering Conceptions of Chinese Modernity from Females’ Posters before and during Mao’s Era,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies, 12 (12): 1317-1335. DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2022.12.012
  5. (Translation) (2020). “Workshop Discussions: On ‘The Grieved Dance,’ ‘Wooden Radio’ & ‘The Vanilla Camp’,” Frontiers of Literary Studies in China, 14 (3): 434-479. DOI: 10.3868/s010‐009‐020‐0019‐6

 

Conference Presentations

  1. Asian Studies Association of Australia 2024 Conference (Perth, Australia, 2024.7.1-4) 
  2. 7th World Association of Chinese Studies (Poznan, Berlin, and Changsha, 2023.8.25-27) 
  3. Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference 2023 (Virtual Session, 2023.2.17-18)
  4. The British Association of Chinese Studies Annual Conference, Oxford, UK (2022.8.31-9.1)
  5. The 23rd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies, Leipzig, Germany (2021.8.24-28)
  6. The 9th International Academic Forum Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, Tokyo, Japan (2019.5.24-26)
  7. The 3rd University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference, Oxford, UK (2019.4.23-24) 

 

Email

zhuyuan.han@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Hu Wenxi

 
Wenxi

 

Hu Wenxi

 

I majored in Chinese literature during my undergraduate studies at the South China Normal University. I obtained my MPhil degree in Chinese Contemporary and Modern Literature from the East China Normal University. I am exploring the representation of human-waste experiences within a trans-media framework for my Ph.D. dissertation. Using "documentary mode" as an opening frame, I examine how photography, art, and poetry visualize environmental waste while facilitating the ambiguous relationship between waste and humans. By exploring what is at stake in defining waste and how these definitions of waste work for specific kinds of people, I am also concerned about how the representation of the human-waste relationship interacts with geopolitical relations, gender politics, and technical aesthetics.

 

Tentative Research Topic

Documenting/ Feeling waste: Documentary Mode and Environmental literature and films in Contemporary China 

 

Research Interests

Environmental humanity, film and media studies, Chinese modern and contemporary literature and culture. 

 

Conference Presentations

  1. International doctoral student forum of Art studies 2023, Peking University, China (2023.8.30-9.1)
  2. The 73rd Annual ICA Conference,Toronto, Canada(2023.5.25-5.30)
  3. The 3rd Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture 2023 (Virtual Session, 2023.2.17-18)
  4. The British Association of Chinese Studies Annual Conference, Oxford, UK (2022.8.31-9.1)
  5. Rethinking 20th Century Chinese Literature: The Third Zhongrong National Doctoral Forum(二十世纪中国文学再反思:第三届中融全国博士生论论坛), East Normal university of China, China(2020.11.6-11.8)

 

Publications

  1. Wenxi Hu & Caiping Yan(2024). “重写儒家“圣贤”与翻译现代性——论许地山英译历史小说《武训》 (Rewriting the Confucian “Saint” and Translation modernity: Xu Dishan’s Translation of Historical Novel WUU SHIUNN in Hong Kong),” 今日世界文学 (Global Literature Today), vol. 9 (Beijing: China Social Science Press)
  2. Wenxi HU(2024). Fear of Seeing: A Poetics of Chinese Science Fiction (book review). World Literature Today. DOI: 10.1080/27683524.2024.2321118
  3. Wenxi HU (3/2024). Transcending the Drone Gaze in Environmental Photography: From the Toxic Sublime to Everyday Aesthetics and the Collective in Wu Guoyong’s No Place to Place (2018). ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, isae006.
  4. Wenxi Hu (11/2021). The romantic narrative features of ancient puppet drama from the ojakin(从《御赐小仵作》看古偶剧的浪漫叙事特徵), Contemporary TV(.当代电视),8.2021(11):25-30.DOI:10.16531/j.cnki.1000-8977.2021.11.002.
  5. Wenxi Hu (5/2018) .A study on Fragment of Xishi adapted by Xudishan (许地山改编的粤语剧《西施》残稿初探). Journal of Modern Chinese(现代中文学刊),2018(05):58-67.

 

Awards

CUHK Vice-Chancellor's Ph.D. Scholarship Scheme (2020-2023)

CUHK Reach Out Reward (2023)

The Zhilan Scholarship for the Study of Chinese Culture (2023-2024)

 

Email

Wenxihu@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Lim Chun Lean

 
Lim Chun Lean

 

Lim Chun Lean

 

Lim Chun Lean is a PhD student in Cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, specializing in the role of science and technology in Southeast Asian societies. His current research focuses on the construction of Malay DNA and its intersection with racial politics in Malaysia, examining how Malay identities are renegotiated in this context. Additionally, he is exploring mobile health in Myanmar, investigating alternative health trajectories under an authoritative state, and is also interested in the history of technology in Southeast Asia, seeking to discuss technology from a regional perspective. Prior to his doctoral studies, he received his academic training at Lingnan University and Nanyang Technological University.

 

Tentative Research Topic

Microscopic nation: Negotiating Malay identities in the age of genomics.

 

Research Interests

Southeast Asian Studies; Science, Technologies, and Societies; Postcolonialism; Race and Ethnicities; Malaysian Studies; Myanmar Studies

 

Dissertation

Lim, C. L. (2021). Towards Satu Bangsa: A reevaluation of the race-based narrative and its impact on Chinese communities in Malaysia (Master's thesis, Lingnan University, Hong Kong).

 

Conference Presentations

  1. Lim, C. L. (2024, June). Microscopic nation: Negotiating Malay identities in the age of genomics. The 19th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  2. Lim, C. L., & Nang Noom Hseng. (2024, August). Healthcare reimagined: The making of mobile healthcare in post-coup Myanmar. The 4th International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

 

Email

limchunlean@hotmail.com

Lee Chi Shing

 

 

Lee Chi Shing

As a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong, my research interests spans from anarchism, community politics, environmental humanities, Hong Kong Studies, masculinity studies, queer theory, and cultural studies at large. Such a wide range of interests is organized, yet, is organized around my primary concern of Hong Kong.

 

My ongoing dissertation project studies the rhetoric of being together as a product of the contemporary activists’ negotiation with the Sixties anarchism in Hong Kong since the 2000s. It aims to problematicizes contemporary anarchists’ politics of exteriority, which  justifies the anarchist tactics such as engaged withdrawal and abolition. The dissertation redirects our attention to marginality, arguing that the rhetoric of being together advances a politics of recommunalization, that is, cultivating connections, overlapping, conjunctions, and, at the end, communalities among different preexisting marginalized communities. With a theoretical approach of intercommunalities, the dissertation examines how the idea of communality gradually move from the West to Hong Kong in the context of the Global Sixties and further morph into the urban, rural, and internationalist rhetoric of being together. With the experiences from Hong Kong, I wish, the dissertation would provide hopeful and critical insights on the possibility of togetherness and solidarity in the difficult time of the world.

 

Tentative Research Topic

Being Together: The Politics of Recommunalization and Negotiation of the Sixties’ Anarchism in Post-Sixties Hong Kong

 

Research Interests

The Global Sixties, Left-wing Politics, Activism, Hong Kong Studies

 

Publication

Lee, Chi Shing. 2023. “The Utopian Homeland: New Left Internationalism, Diasporic Chinese Nationalism, and Anarchism in Hong Kong, 1969–1973.” The Global Sixties 16 (1): 1–21. doi:10.1080/27708888.2023.2203074.

 

Knowledge-Transfer Activities

Podcast on “Anarchism and Nationalism: Ng Chung-yin Anarchist Envisioning of Hong Kong in the Early 1970s.” Anarchist Essays. Anarchist Research Group (ARG), Loughborough University. 

 

Scholarships/Awards

  1. PhD Support Scheme 2023, the Faculty of Art, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  2. Postgraduate Research Output Award 2023–24, Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Email

Nichishing@gmail.com

Li Jinghui Issac

 
Issac

 

Li Jinghui Issac

 

Li Jinghui is a PhD candidate in Culture Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on the tongzhi spaces and events in Hong Kong. His thesis explores the entanglements and issues within these flourishing tongzhi-scapes in terms of politics, economy, sexuality, materiality, and affective dimensions. He received his BA in Advertising from Shanghai University in 2018 and his MA in Creative Media from the City University of Hong Kong in 2019.

 

LI Jinghui is also a street photographer active in Hong Kong and mainland China. Inspired by nostalgic and analog photography, his photographs capture the everyday life of the ordinary and the sentimental scenes of the streets in the city. With a distinct composition and coloring style, his street photographs garnered considerable attention on social media and the photographic community. Recently, exhibited as part of the After Sunset Festival at Central’s Fringe Club, his serial photographs Unweaving pay homage to the traditional Cantonese barbershops and hair salons in Hong Kong and Southern China.

 

Tentative Research Topic

Somewhere over the rainbow: The politics and sexualities of tongzhi spaces in Hong Kong 

 

Published work

Li, J. (2023), Reflections on Asian LGBTQ+ Art and Issues at “Myth Makers”. ArtAsiaPacific.

 

Research Interests

Chinese Digital Video and Media Culture, Chinese Gender and Sexuality, Queer Theory, Media and Affect Theory

 

Email

issacli@link.cuhk.edu.hk 

Li Yixiang

 

 

Li Yixiang

Yixiang LI is currently a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His principal research areas include media theory and contemporary Sinophone fiction, film, and poetry. His PhD dissertation, tentatively entitled Chinese Typewriting: ,” studies the materiality of writing technologies and its impacts on contemporary Chinese poetic and aesthetic expression, aiming to bring out a novel conception of text from a media perspective. Beyond academia, he is also a poet. His creative works have received awards in the mainland and Hong Kong. He is currently the festival manager of International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong.”

 

Tentative Research Topic

Chinese Typewriting: Techno-Linguistic Modernity and Textual Experiments in Literature

 

Research Interests

Writing Technologies; media theory; comparative modernism; modern Chinese poetry; creative writing.

 

Email

1155171894@link.cuhk.edu.hk 

Luo Haoxi

 
Haoxi

 

Luo Haoxi

 

I am a PhD candidate in cultural studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. My research interests lie at the intersection of digital games, cultural memory and realism in contemporary China. My thesis project draws on the lenses of cultural studies, memory studies and game studies to examine realistic independent games and their play in the context of Mainland China. It analyses how the text of these games captures the structures of feeling within the changing and tense social reality and personal experience, and how the various practices associated with games, including production, promotion, playing, discussion, etc., shape and reshape the perceptions and memories of revolutionary war history, reform and opening era nostalgia, class, and gender.

 

Tentative Research Topic

Memory and Realism in Chinese Indie Games: History, Nostalgia, Class, and Gender

 

Research Interests

Independent Games, Cultural memory, Realism, Everyday Life, Popular Culture

 

Publication

Luo, Haoxi. 2022. “Games as Heterotopias: Realist Games in China”. British Journal of Chinese Studies, 12(2), 180-187.

 

Conference Presentations

  1. Luo, Haoxi. 2021. “Leisure games and realism - the inspiration of Life Remake Simulator”. Chinese DiGRA Conference 2021. Hong Kong. 4 December 2021.
  2. Luo, Haoxi. 2022. “Realism or Myth? Translating Chinese Parents into Growing Up for the West “. Games in/between China and the West Conference. 12-13 April 2022.
  3. Luo, Haoxi. 2022. “‘Putongren wansui (Long Live the Ordinary People 普通人万岁)’: Everyday Life in the 1990s China in Chinese Nostalgic Indie Games”. Chinese Modernity and Everydayness. Newcastle University. 18 July 2022.

 

Translation works

  1. Wilson, D., & Sicart, M. 2010. 现在就要针对你:虐待性游戏设计 (Now it's personal: on abusive game design) (罗皓曦译). 
  2. Maurin, Florent. 2016. 什么是受现实启发的游戏?(What reality-inspired games are) (罗皓曦译). 

 

Email

haoxi35@gmail.com

Eric Michael Peterson

 
Eric

 

Eric Michael Peterson

 

Eric Peterson is a Ph.D. student in Cultural Studies at CUHK and received his B.S. at Towson University and M.A. at Yonsei University. His research interests span many areas in game studies, particularly the development of communities surrounding speedrunning and digital game modification. He also has a prior background in the cultural history of Korea and Japan.

 

Research Interests

Video Games, Digital Cultures, Cultural Industries, Science and Technology Studies, New Materialism, Cultural History of Korea and Japan

 

Email

ericpeterson@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Pit Hok Yau

 
Tim Pit

 

Pit Hok Yau

 

I am an MPhil student in Cultural Studies at CUHK. I am currently researching the history and discourses of Chinese white dolphins, racehorses, and stray cattle in Hong Kong. Beyond academia, I volunteer as a researcher for The Hong Kong Animal Law and Protection Organisation, an NGO dedicated to more effective legislation on animal welfare in the city and across the globe.

 

Research Interests

Environmental Humanities, Animal Studies, Hong Kong Studies

 

Commentary 

  1. (2023) ‘An exercise in political thought on the wild boar problem [野猪问题的政治思考练习]’, Ming Pao, 17 November. 
  2. (2023) ‘Hong Kong must get serious about protecting cetaceans after whale’s death’, Hong Kong Free Press, 5 August. 
  3. (2023) ‘Hong Kong Jockey Club must ensure animal welfare with a clearer whip rule’, South China Morning Post, 3 August. 
  4. (2023) ‘No time to waste in improving marine animal protection [提升对海洋生物保护 刻不容缓]’. Ming Pao, 28 July. 
  5. (2023) ‘The decline of horseracing industry is a norm, but Hong Kong decides to "keep the horse running" [赛马业萎缩大势所趋 香港执意「马照跑」]’. Hong Kong Animal Post, 2 July. 
  6. (2023) ‘The Hong Kong Story reflected by the reform of CUHK council [中大改革校董会方案反映的「香港故事」]’. Ming Pao, 5 May. 
  7. (2023) ‘Why can’t foreign domestic workers change jobs? Stop discrimination and protect their rights [为何外佣不能「跳工」? 请停止歧视 保障权益]’. Ming Pao, 21 March. 
  8. (2022)  ‘The weight of language: responding to Regina Yip’s claim on “Russophobia” [语言的重量——回应叶刘淑仪「恐俄情绪」论]’. Ming Pao, 13 September. 

 

Personal Page on Inmedia

https://www.inmediahk.net/user/533117/post

 

Email

timpit@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Quizon Juan Miguel Leandro

 
Miguel

 

Quizon Juan Miguel Leandro

Graduate Fellow

(Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Program of the Asia Research Institute - National University of Singapore in 2015)

 

Juan Miguel Leandro Quizon is a PhD student in Cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is finishing his dissertation on spatial cultures of airports in archipelagic Southeast Asia focusing on monumentalism, mobilizations, and mobilities. His research interest includes urban spatial studies and popular media culture. He was a fellow from the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Program offered by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore in 2015. He holds an MA in literary and cultural studies from the Ateneo de Manila University and a BSC in applied corporate management from the De La Salle University - Manila. 

 

Short Description

An athlete, classical pianist, and traveler who loves to shower in the rain

 

Tentative Research Topic

Architectonics of Archipelagic Southeast Asian Airport Cultures

 

Research Interests

Urban spatial cultures, popular culture and media

 

Email

miguel.quizon@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Tang Sum Sheung Samson

 

 

Tang Sum Sheung Samson

Samson Tang is a Ph.D. candidate currently working on his dissertation on battle royale games, their cultural and economic impacts, and player experiences. He also holds an M.Phil. on documentary film. He’s a passionate gamer who plays Fortnite, A Dance of Fire and Ice, and occasionally, online Texas holdem, and Chess.

 

Research Interests

Transgression in games, alternative play practices, media and emotions, game industry, game policies and censorship in China

 

Referred Works and Conference Presentations (selected)

  1. Chung, P., and S. Tang (2024) “Postcolonial Memories in Hong Kong Independent Video Games.” Conference paper presentation at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2024, Christchurch, New Zealand
  2. Tang, S. (2023) “‘Yes, I Cheat, but Not Blatantly’: The Use of Macros in Racing Games as Transgressive Play.” Conference proceedings of 2023 DiGRA International Conference, Sevilla, Spain
  3. Tang, S. (2019) “Towards a Cognitivist Appreciation of Empathy and the Animal Face on Screen: A Case Study of Lu Chuan’s Born in China.” Conference paper presentation at The 13th Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference, Singapore
  4. Tang, S. (2018) “From Thinking to Empathising: Re-engaging Documentary Film about Climate Change through Affective Ecocriticism.” Conference paper presentation at The Anthropocene and Beyond: Towards a Shared Narrativity in Interdisciplinary Research, Hong Kong
  5. Lim, B., and S. Tang (2018) “Queering Singlehood in Mainland China.” JOMEC Journal 12, 70-81. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18573/jomec.176

 

Email

samsontang@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Tse Wing Tung Jamie

 
Jamie Tse

 

Tse Wing Tung Jamie

Tse Wing Tung Jamie is a PhD student in Cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her current research re-examines the act of play and dissects how player identity and agency is reconfigured into different ludic experiences, such as race, gender, and sexuality, in video games.

 

She received her B.A. and MPhil degrees in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Her MPhil thesis investigates the dialogic relationship between romance as an allegory and identity in the context of Hong Kong Transitional Period (1982-1997).

 

Tentative Research Topic

‘The Game, The Player, and The World: Re-examining the Act of Play’’

 

Research Interests

Video Game Studies; Critical Theory; Gender Studies; Queer Theory; Postcolonial Studies; Hong Kong Studies

 

Publications

  1. Tse, Jamie W. T. ‘Re-learning and Un-learning Asian Past and Present through Gaming,Epistemic Genres: New Formations in Digital Game Genres, ed. Gerald Voorhees, Josh Call, Betsy Brey, and Matthew Wysocki, Bloomsbury Publishing. (Forthcoming)
  2. Tse, Jamie W. T. (2022). ‘Games as Historical Representations: The Present/Presence in the Past,’ British Journal of Chinese Studies,  12 (2), 2022, 63-69. https://doi.org/10.51661/bjocs.v12i2.188

 

Email

jamietsewingtung@gmail.com

Kika W. L. Van Robays 

 
Robays

 

Kika W. L. Van Robays 

Kika W. L. Van Robays 文咏玲 (they/them) is a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Department of Cultural and Religious Studies). They are from Belgium and from Hong Kong. Kika’s research with the tentative title, Queer/ing Zines: Practicing Collective Trans-Formation, focuses on zines, queer communities, and care and connections. Immersing themselves in solidarity and community care, they emphasise tenderness, platonic affections, and a constant sense of wonder above all. Kika is a poet and the author of Let the Mourning Come with Prolific Pulse LLC (2022) alongside many other published poems and book reviews. They are also one of the founders of Slam-T (spoken word and slam poetry platform). They have an MA in Chinese Language and Culture (Ghent University) and in Gender and Diversity Studies (Flemish joint university program).

 

Tentative Research Topic

Queer/ing Zines: Practicing Collective Trans-Formation

 

Research Interests

Queer & Feminist Studies, Gender Studies,  Media Studies, Alternative Media Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Studies, Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, Education Studies and Chinese Studies.

 

Award
The awardee of 2022 Hong Kong Association of University Women Postgraduate Scholarship 

 

Publications

  1. Vanaken, G., Van der Gucht, L., Van den Bossche, S., Veneboer, T. & Van Robays, K. W. L., (2022) “What are you reading?”, DiGeSt - Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies 9(1), 106-114. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/digest.84824.
  2. Van Robays, Kika W. L. Let the Mourning Come. Prolific Pulse LLC, 2022 (poetry chapbook).
  3. Van Robays, Kika W. L. "青勿靠近车门," in Where Else: An International Hong Kong Poetry Anthology, Wong, J., J. E. H. Lee, T. T. Cheng (eds.), London: Verve Poetry Press, 2023.
  4. Van Robay, Kika W. L. “Vibrant Being in Mary Jean Chan’s Bright Fear.” Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, 14 Dec. 2023, chajournal.blog/2023/12/14/vibrant-being.
  5. Van Robay, Kika W. L. “Subverting Otherness from Within: Hongwei Bao’s The Passion of the Rabbit God.” Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, 27 May 2024, chajournal.blog/2024/05/27/rabbit-god.
  6. Van Robays, Kika W. L. "Een pot natte thee," in Modelverhalen: Reflecties op Aziatische Roots, de Beer, L. (ed.), Walburgpers. (Forthcoming, 2024).

 

(not including online poems and essays)

 

Conference Presentations

  1. Zines and self-publishing in Chinese cultures, January 2022, University of Manchester (virtual)
  2. Zines ASSEMBLE 2022, Wellcome Collection (virtual)
  3. Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference 2023, Boston, March 2023
  4. The 54th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, Niagara Falls (NY), March 2023
  5. SPAS: Intersecting Asias, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Honolulu, April 2023
  6. Negotiating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in Times of Crisis, Hong Kong Baptist University and CSS Virtual Postgraduate Conference, December 2023 (virtual)
  7. AAS-in-Asia Conference 2924: Global Asias, Universitas Gadjah Mada, July 2024
  8. Zine Librarian unConference, New York University, August 2024
  9. Northeast Popular & American Culture Association, October 2024 (hybrid)

 

Guest Lectures

  1. Hong Kong University (HKU) and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium, CCHU9007: Sexuality and Gender: Diversity and Society – lecture on “Queering Media Spaces.” (2024)
  2. Hong Kong University (HKU), CLIT2089: Culture and Queer Theory: “Thinking and Writing about Queer Sex: Renewing the Meaning of Queer Sex through The Argonauts (2015) by Maggie Nelson.” (2023)
  3. Lingnan University, CLA9018: Digital Tactics and Subcultures: “Queer/ing Zines.” (2023)

 

Email

kika.vanrobays@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Wang Weihang

 
Weihang

 

Wang Weihang

 

I come from a history background and I'm currently working on an in-depth study of the industrial history of Mao's Third Front, a secret national defense project initiated in China in 1965. As part of my research, I'm particularly interested in exploring the relationship between the Third Front, the broader (post/new) Cold War geopolitical scenario, and the formation of an industrial 'rustbelt' region in Southwest China. I'm also concerned with the environmental issues caused by the Third Front and its lasting impact on the ecology of the hinterlands. I received my BA in history from the Ohio State University in 2016 and my MA in China Studies from the University of Michigan in 2018.

 

Tentative Research Topic

Industrial Landscape and Legacies of Mao’s China: Third Front Factories and Their Surrounding Environments

 

Research Interests

Industrial history and Cultural history of Mao's China; Environmental history; Third Front; Rustbelt and Ruins

 

Publication

Wang, W., Tan, X. Demoralizing Internet Contention: Affective Publics and Emotional Mobilization on China’s Social Media During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Crit Crim 31, 417–431 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10612-023-09708-6

 

Award

"The Practice of Urban Exploration in Investigating the Material and Visual Memory of China’s Old Industrial Towns." Best Paper Award. Online Postgraduate Conference in Humanities at Hong Kong Baptist University

 

Email

wweihang@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Wong Ka Hei Cecilia

 
Weihang

 

Wong Ka Hei Cecilia

 

Wong Ka Hei Cecilia is a PhD student in Cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her current research examines how feminist and queer creators in Hong Kong use digital platforms for activism, collaboration and transformative social relation against the translocal network of manosphere. She received her MPhil degree in Gender Studies from CUHK and her Bachelor's degree in Communications (International Journalism) from the Baptist University of Hong Kong.

 

Tentative Dissertation Title
Digital matters: Feminist and queer creator-activist practices in Hong Kong

 

Research Interests

Gender Studies, Queer and Feminist Theory, Media Studies, Platform and Creator Studies, Activism, Affect, Hong Kong Studies

 

Publications

  1. Wong, C. (2024). Navigating gender hate in manospheres: Women’s affective dissonance and refusal on LIHKG in the 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill movement, Communication, Culture and Critique, 2024, tcae011, https://doi.org/10.1093/ccc/tcae011
  2. Jacobs, K., Cheung, D., Maltezos, V., & Wong, C. (2023). The Pepe the Frog Image-Meme in Hong Kong: Visual Recurrences and Gender Fluidity on the LIHKG Forum. Journal of Digital Social Research4(4), 130-150. https://doi.org/10.33621/jdsr.v4i4.131

 

 
Awards

  1. The awardee of Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund Postgraduate Scholarship 2024
  2. The awardee of 2021 Hong Kong Association of University Women Postgraduate Scholarship 

 

Email

ceciliawongkh@gmail.com

Wong Tak Yin

 

Wong Tak Yin

 

Wong Tak Yin is an MPhil student in Cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Their research, rooted in prior experiences in community organising, explores the diverse manifestations of asexuality within the socio-cultural landscape of Hong Kong. Walking queer, they seek to navigate the intricate dynamics between queerness, identities, and (a)sexual politics as they unfold in everyday life.

 

Tentative Research Topic

“A”-lephants in the Sexualised Room: An Exploration of Affective Narratives Among Hong Kong Asexuals

 

Research Interests

Queer Theory, Gender and Media Studies, Affect, (A)sexual Politics

 

Email

taky.wong@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Yang Tian

 
Nicole Yu

 

Yang Tian

 

Yang Tian is a PhD student in Cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. With previous background in art museums and galleries and an MA in Cultural Management, she tries to look at how Southern Chinese form their regional identity through contemporary art practices. 

 

Tentative Research Topic

The Cultural Formation of Southern Chinese Identity in Contemporary Chinese Art: Focusing on Pearl River Delta and Guangdong Region

 

Research Interests

Chinese Contemporary Art, Curation, Art Criticism, Regional Identity, Cultural Identity, Internal Colonialism

 

Email

tianyang1002@gmail.com

Yu Nicole Alexis

 
Nicole Yu

 

Yu Nicole Alexis

 

Yu Nicole Alexis is an Mphil student in Cultural Studies in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her current research is on Hong Kong Social Movement Documentaries (2014-2021). She received her BA in Journalism and Communication from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2016. 

 

Current Research Topic

Socially Active Recording: Meaning Making and Audience Reception of Hong Kong Social Movements Documentaries (2014-2021)

 

Research Interests

Media Studies 

Media and Social Movements

Documentary Studies

Hong Kong Studies 

 

Email

1155029502@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Zhu Mengmeng

 
Mengmeng

 

Zhu Mengmeng

 

Zhu Mengmeng is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research explores the cultural imaginations of “machine-human/robots” in China from the late Qing to the Republican period. By positioning “machine-human/robots” as a cultural imagination device, her work reveals the complex changes in human-machine relationships and people’s perceptions of the mechanical age during this era.

 

Tentative Research Topic

 “Robots” Encountered China: Perception and Cultural Imagination of Machinery from the Late Qing to Republican China

 

Research Interests

Urban Culture

Gender Politics

Chinese Science Fiction

 

Email

mengmengzhu@link.cuhk.edu.hk