Academic Publications


Hong Kong Popular Culture – Worlding Film, TV and Pop Music (Hong Kong Studies Reader Series)

  • Published in 2020 by Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-8817-0
  • This book traces the evolution of the Hong Kong’s popular culture, namely film, television and popular music (also known as Cantopop), which is knotted with the city’s geo-political, economic and social transformations.

Book Chapters

Included in the book chapter “Touching A Never” is a snapshot of Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement

Peer-Review Journal Articles

Book Reviews

  • (2019) “Meeting Place: Encounters across cultures in Hong Kong”, The China Review, 19(3), pp.186-189.
  • (2019) “Hong Kong in the Cold War”, The China Review, 18(4), pp.155-157.
  • (2019) “Taiwan and the China Impact”, International Journal of Taiwan Studies, 1(2), pp.402-403.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • (2020) “ ‘We Won’t Move!’: Describing and Digitizing CCTV, Chinatown’s Public Access Television”, panel discussion at Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference, El Paso: Nov 17-20.
  • (2020) “Awakening Voices from Immigrants – Study of Asian CineVision in 1970s-80s New York Chinatown”, poster presented at Archives * Records 2020 – Society of American Archivists Annual Conference, Chicago: August 3-7.
  • (2020) “Awakening Voices from Immigrants – Historical research and screening of CCTV programs from 1970s-80s Manhattan Chinatown”, paper presented at Orphan Film Symposium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: May 23-27.
  • (2019) “Migrate to Taiwan from Hong Kong: A historical look into policy and media discourse” (co-author with Lee, P.S.), paper presented at North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) Annual Conference, Seattle: May 17-19.
  • (2019) “Spiral of Forces, Tug of War: China influences in Hong Kong Film Industry under CEPA”, paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference, Washington D. C.: May 24-28.
  • (2017) “Legacy, Habitus, and Repertoires: A comparative study of anti-eviction movements in Hong Kong and Taiwan”, paper presented at European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) Annual Conference, Venice, Italy: March 2-4.
  • (2017) “Multi-temporalities of Protest Songs in Hong Kong Umbrella Movement”, paper presented at American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Boston: April 5-9.
  • (2016) “What Makes the Local Identity among Hong Kong’s Post-Hand-Over Vocal Youth”, paper presented at Association of Asian Studies Regional Conference, Kyoto, Japan: June 24-27.
  • (2016) “Dynamism of Media and Political Logics in Mediatization of Politics – Comparing social movements in Taiwan and Hong Kong”, paper presented at European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) Annual Conference, Prague, Czech: March 28-30.
  • (2015) “Tech-Savvy New Citizens: An exploration to an integrated movement resource mobilization process by a Hong Kong case”, paper presented at the Conference of Mob Politics in Asia, Singapore: March 12-13.
  • (2014) “Cultural Performances in Anti-Eviction Movements: A comparative studies in Hong Kong and Taiwan”, paper presented at Chinese Communication Society Annual Conference (中華傳播學會), Taipei, Taiwan: June 25-27.
  • (2013) “Emancipated Theater and Empowered Audience – A study on Hong Kong Social Movement Film Festival”, paper presented at International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland: June 25-29.