Research

Research

“Between Family-State Love and Romance: RETURN OF THE SWALLOWS (1948) and THE SISTERS’ TRAGIC LOVE (1953)” Talk by Commissioned Scholar, Hong Kong Film Archive, 2017 Poster for “Fengyue in Pearl River Delta During Late Qing and Early Republican China,” Center for Chinese Studies, Taiwan, 2016 “Fengyue in Pearl River Delta During Late Qing and Early Republican China,” Center for Chinese Studies, Taiwan, 2016 Invited Speaker, Panel on “Sexually Explicit Imagery and Gender Politics in the Hong Kong Media Culture,” co-organized by International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA) and Department of Cultural Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016 “Sex/Gender Politics in 1950's South China Left-wing Film Movement,” Marxism Festival Hong Kong, The Coming Society, 2016 Lecturer, "Hong Kong Literature Lecture II: Poetry from Hong Kong Literature Anthology", The House of Hong Kong Literature, 2016 “The (Re)making of the Hong Kong Ethic in 1950s Hong Kong Leftist Cinema,” “Neomoralism Under Neoliberalism” International Conference, Lingnan University, 2014 The 6th Chinese Sexuality Studies International Conference, organized by Institute of Sexuality and Gender, Renmin University of China, Beijing and Harbin Medical University Sexual Health Research and Education Center, 2017

Research Projects

2016 “Public Goddesses: Media History of Working Women in Huanan 1903-1945”, Research Grant for Visiting Scholar, Center for Chinese Studies, Department of Education, Taiwan
2013 – 2015 “Cultural Representation of Prostitution in 1920s-1950s South China”, Direct Grant for Research, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
2011 – 2013 “Three Strange Bedfellows: Comedy, Christianity and Colonialism in Hong Kong Cinema”, Direct Grant for Research, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
2009 – 2011 “Stephen Chow’s Tactics for Survival in Hong Kong Comedies in 1990s-2008”, Academic Programme Research Grant, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
2008 – 2010 “Cultural Discourses of the Christian Right in Hong Kong”, Academic Programme Research Grant, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
2007 – 2009 “Representation of Power Relations in Li Han-hsiang’s Fengyue Films”, Faculty Research Grant, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
2006 Outstanding Research Award, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
2006 “Problems of Subject Formation in Hong Kong Queer Cinema”, National Science Council Research Grant, National Science Council, Taiwan Declined due to departure from Taiwan
2004 – 2006 “Performing Contradictions, Performing Bad-Girlness in East Asia”, Post-doctoral Humanities Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation
2004 – 2006 “Representation of Sexuality in Hong Kong Film History”, Hong Kong Arts Development Council Film and Media Arts Criticism Grant, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
2003 – 2005 “Representation of Sex Work in Hong Kong Cinema during the 1960s-1970s”, Internal Competitive Research Grant, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2003 – 2005 “Media Design Workshops for Juveniles in Need”, Internal Competitive Research Grant, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2002 – 2003 “Diffusion/Division”, Departmental Research Grant, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2000 – 2001 “Let’s Love Hong Kong (Digital Media Production)”, Departmental Research Grant, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
1999 – 2002 “Tang Shu Shuen as a Hong Kong Feminist Filmmaker”, Overseas Research Scholar (ORS) Award, UK Academic Grants Council
1999 – 2000 “Hong Kong Women Film Authorship”, Central Research Grant, University of London
1997 – 1998 “Diasporama—a Documentary on Hong Kong’s Handover”, Faculty Award for Research Projects, Vice Provost for Research Projects, University of Michigan
1996 – 1998 “Dead Air—a Documentary on Hong Kong Identities”, Faculty Research Award, Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs, University of Michigan

Neomoralism Under Neoliberalism International Conference, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 2014, Poster Design: Lo Yin Shan “The (Re)making of the Hong Kong Ethic in 1950s Hong Kong Leftist Cinema,” “Neomoralism Under Neoliberalism” International Conference, Lingnan University, 2014 “The (Re)making of the Hong Kong Ethic in 1950s Hong Kong Leftist Cinema,” “Neomoralism Under Neoliberalism” International Conference, Lingnan University, 2014 “Film Adaptations of Cao Yu’s Work,” Department of English, National Central University, Taiwan, 2015 “Film Adaptations of Cao Yu’s Work,” Department of English, National Central University, Taiwan, 2015 “Film Adaptations of Cao Yu’s Work,” Department of English, National Central University, Taiwan, 2015 “Between Family-State Love and Romance: RETURN OF THE SWALLOWS (1948) and THE SISTERS’ TRAGIC LOVE (1953)” Talk by Commissioned Scholar, Hong Kong Film Archive, 2017 “‘The Trembling Governor’ –– ‘Progressive’ Sexual Governance in Colonial History,” Association for Taiwan Social Studies Annual Conference, Taiwan Fu Jen University, 2016 “‘The Trembling Governor’ –– ‘Progressive’ Sexual Governance in Colonial History,” Association for Taiwan Social Studies Annual Conference, Taiwan Fu Jen University, 2016 “The Line Between Picking or Not Picking Wild Flowers: WHERE IS THE LADY’S HOME? (1947) and WILD FLOWERS ARE SWEETER (1959).” Talk by Commissioned Scholar, Hong Kong Film Archive, 2016 “Predicament and Reconstitution of Family and Nation: THE LIGHT OF WOMEN (1937)” Talk by Commissioned Scholar, Hong Kong Film Archive, 2015 Panelist, “Sisterhood is forever: Family-nation in 1930s Chinese cinemas.”, “Sexuality Studies for 20 Years” Conference, organized by Taiwan National Central University, 2015 Yau Ching, Photo: Ah Shan Lecturer, “Hong Kong Literature Lecture II: Poetry from Hong Kong Literature Anthology”, The House of Hong Kong Literature, 2016 Talk of “Hong Kong Christian Culture and Gay Rights Movement”, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 2015, Photo by: Ah Shan Talk of “Hong Kong Christian Culture and Gay Rights Movement”, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 2015, Photo by: Ah Shan “Populist Moral Discourse in Hong Kong Christian Right and Coloniality,” The 5th Chinese Sexuality Studies International Conference, organized by Institute of Sexuality and Gender, Renmin University of China, Beijing, 2015