Assistant Professor

dorolau@hkbu.edu.hk
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Education: 
PhD, Comparative Literature,The University of Hong Kong

Area of Interests: 
Film History / Film Theory / Transnational Cinema / Asian Cinema / Martial Arts Cinema / Cyberculture / Screen Culture / Stardom / Fandom / Participatory Culture

Major Highlights: 
2018 UGC RGC Competitive Research Funding Schemes: The Faculty Development Scheme (FDS), “Reimagining Chinese Celebrities in the Cosmopolitical Order: Humanitarianism, Social Media, Fan Identification.” Principal Investigator. HKD524,431. Jan 2018 - Dec 2019.
Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture, Edinburgh University Press (Forthcoming 2018)
“On (Not) Speaking English: The ‘Phonic’ Personae of Transnational Chinese Stars in the Global Visual Network.” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 12(1): 2018, 20-40.
“Discussing Takeshi Kaneshiro: The Polysemic, Pan-Asian Star Image on Internet Fan Forums,” positions: asia media critique. (Forthcoming 2018)
“Donnie Yen’s Star Persona in Amateur-produced Videos on YouTube,” Transformative Works and Cultures 28, “The Future of Fandom” (10th anniversary issue). (Forthcoming 2018)
“Gazing of the Wuxia Body: Digital Visual Effects, Looking Relations, and Spectatorship in Peter Chan’s Wu Xia (2011).” Digital Culture and Humanities: Challenges and Developments in a Globalized Asia. Springer (Forthcoming 2018)
“Reframing Celebrities in the Post-Handover Hong Kong: Political Advocacy, Social Media, and the Performance of Denise Ho,” Hong Kong Studies Journal (Forthcoming 2018)
2016 “Rearticulating Bruce Lee and his ‘Hip-Hop Fury’ in Fan Made Videos” in Lasting Screen Stars: Personas that Endure and Images that Fade. eds. Lucy Bolton and Julie Lobalzo Wright. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 291-303.
“‘Friending’ Jet Li on Facebook: The Chinese Celebrity Persona in Online Social Network.” Journal of Asian Cinema 26(2), 2016: 169-192.
“Remediating the Star Body: Donnie Yen’s Kung Fu Persona in Hypermedia,” Studies in Media and Communication 4(2), 2016: 90-98. 
2014 “The Matrix Hero on YouTube: Fan Vids as a Form of Transmedia Storytelling” in Social Media: Global Perspectives, Applications and Benefits and Dangers. Ed. Annmarie Bennet. New York: Nova Science Publishers. 2014, 89-106.
“Actor or Ambassador? The Star Persona of Jackie Chan in Social Media.” Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies. March 2014: 1-17.
2013 “Donnie Yen’s Wing Chun Body as a Cyber-Intertext.” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 7 (2), 2013: 157-173. 
2011 “The Flickering of Jackie Chan: Transnational Chinese Film Stardom, Web 2.0, and the Signification of Performance.” The International Journal of the Humanities 8 (2), 2010: 11-22.
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Education

PhD (2012) 
Comparative Literature, The University of Hong Kong
MPhil (2002)
Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (1999)
Comparative Literature, The University of Hong Kong

Positions

2018 - Present
Assistant Professor, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University
2013 – 2018
Lecturer, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University
2012 – 2013 
Lecturer, Department of Comparative Literature, The University of Hong Kong
2009 - 2012 
Tutor, Department of Comparative Literature, The University of Hong Kong
2005 – 2009
College Lecturer, Center for International Degree Programmes/Community College & School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong
2002 – 2005
Lecturer, Department of English, Chu Hai College of Higher Education
2000 – 2002
Tutor, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University
1999 – 2000
Research Assistant, Department of Cinema and Television, Hong Kong Baptist University

Research Grants

UGC RGC Competitive Research Funding Schemes: The Faculty Development Scheme (FDS), “Reimagining Chinese Celebrities in the Cosmopolitical Order: Humanitarianism, Social Media, Fan Identification.” Principal Investigator. HKD524,431. Jan 2018-Jan 2020. 
Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University. “Chinese Film Stardom in New Media Landscape.” Principal Investigator. HKD20,000, Sept – Nov 2016. 

Publications

Book

Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture, Edinburgh University Press (Forthcoming 2018)

Book Chapters / Journal Articles (Referred Works)

“On (Not) Speaking English: The ‘Phonic’ Personae of Transnational Chinese Stars in the Global Visual Network.” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 12(1): 2018, 20-40. 
“Reframing Celebrities in the Post-Handover Hong Kong: Political Advocacy, Social Media, and the Performance of Denise Ho,” Hong Kong Studies 1 (1), 2018: 51-65.
“Discussing Takeshi Kaneshiro: The Polysemic, Pan-Asian Star Image on Internet Fan Forums,” positions: asia media critique. (Forthcoming 2018)
“Donnie Yen’s Star Persona in Amateur-produced Videos on YouTube,” Transformative Works and Cultures 28, “The Future of Fandom” (10th anniversary issue). (Forthcoming 2018)
“Gazing of the Wuxia Body: Digital Visual Effects, Looking Relations, and Spectatorship in Peter Chan’s Wu Xia (2011).” Digital Culture and Humanities: Challenges and Developments in a Globalized Asia. Springer (Forthcoming 2018)
“Rearticulating Bruce Lee and his ‘Hip-Hop Fury’ in Fan Made Videos” in Lasting Screen Stars: Personas that Endure and Images that Fade. eds. Lucy Bolton and Julie Lobalzo Wright. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 291-303.
“‘Friending’ Jet Li on Facebook: The Chinese Celebrity Persona in Online Social Network.” Journal of Asian Cinema 26(2), 2016: 169-192. 
“Remediating the Star Body: Donnie Yen’s Kung Fu Persona in Hypermedia,” Studies in Media and Communication 4(2): December 2016: 90-98.
“The Matrix Hero on YouTube: Fan Vids as a Form of Transmedia Storytelling” in Social Media: Global Perspectives, Applications and Benefits and Dangers. ed. Annmarie Bennet. Nova Science Publishers. 2014, 89-106.
“Actor or Ambassador? The Star Persona of Jackie Chan in Social Media.” Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies. March 2014: 1-17.
“Donnie Yen’s Wing Chun Body as a Cyber-Intertext.” Journal of Chinese Cinema 7 (2), 2013: 157-173.
“The Flickering of Jackie Chan: Transnational Chinese Film Stardom, Web 2.0, and the Signification of Performance.” The International Journal of the Humanities 8 (2), 2010: 11-22.
“Between Personal Signature and Industrial Standards: John Woo as a Hong Kong Auteur in Hollywood.” LEWI Working Paper Series 22. Hong Kong Baptist University. 3.2004.
“Hollywood: An Unfailing Institution.” Film Appreciation Journal. Fall, No. 121. 10-12. 2004 (Chinese).
“Interview With Karen Fang—The Writer of A Better Tomorrow”. Film Critics’ Quarterly. 7.2004: 28 (Chinese).

Book Chapters / Journal Articles (Non-Referred Works)

「‘I Desire, Therefore I Am’:後現代資本主義與慾望的經濟」.《經世致用─經濟與神學 的另類想像》. 趙崇明編. 香港: 文藝出版社. 2016. 
香港電影人在荷里活. 《吳宇森電影講座》. 桌伯棠編. 香港: 香港浸會大學電影電視系, 天地圖書. 2005, 205-272.
“Hollywood: An Unfailing Institution.” Film Appreciation Journal. Fall, No. 121. 10-12. 2004.
“Interview With Karen Fang—The Writer of A Better Tomorrow”. Film Critics’ Quarterly. 7.2004: 28. 

Translation Projects

Godawa, Brian. Hollywood Worldview: Watching Film with Wisdom and Discernment. Hong Kong: FES Press. 2005 (from English to Chinese).
Bordwell, David. “Transnational Space: Toward a Poetics of Chinese Cinema.” Film Appreciation Journal 104. 6-8.2000: 15-25, Co-trans. with Yeh Yueh-yu (from English to Chinese).
Kleinhans, Chuck. “Becoming Hollywood: New Era of Hong Kong.” Film Appreciation Journal 105, 9-11.2000: 23-28, Co-trans. with Yeh Yueh-yu (from English to Chinese).

Conference Papers

“Star Construction in the Era of Media Convergence: Pro-Am Online Videos, Participatory Culture, and Donnie Yen’s Image on YouTube,” AAS-in-Asia, New Delhi, July 7, 2018.
‘“Who is Mr. Kam, or … Mr. Kim?”: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Intermediality, and East-Asian Star Construction in the Culture of Convergence,’ Asia Intermedialities: New Objects, Themes, and Methods at the Convergence of East and Southeast Asian Cultural and Media Studies, Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong, May 26, 2018.
“When Martial Arts Meets Star Wars: Amateur-produced Videos, Knowledge of Stars, Discursive Power.” The Third International Conference in Pop Culture and Education, Hong Kong: The Education University of Hong Kong, July 20, 2017.
‘Remembering the “Dragon”: Fan-made Video Tributes of Bruce Lee in the Digital Participatory Era.’ Interdisciplinary Conference: Research and Teaching in the Digital Era: Dialogues on Screen, Literary, and Ecocritical Studies, Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong, May 24, 2017. 
‘Authenticating the Martial Arts Body in Hong Kong Cinema: The Case of Dragon Tiger Gate.” RIDCH Conference: Digital Art and Film, Hong Kong: Open University of Hong Kong, July 4-6, 2016.
“Gazing of the Wuxia Body: Digital Visual Effects, Looking Relations, and Peter Chan’s Wu Xia (2011),” RIDCH Conferences: Digitization and Reconceptualizations of the Humanities, Hong Kong: Open University of Hong Kong, December 17-18, 2015.
“The Ethnic Star Phenomenon in Participatory Cyberculture: Chinese Movie Stardom, Zhang Ziyi, and YouTube,” The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, Osaka, Japan, April 5-8, 2012.
“The Martial-Arts Body as Cyber-Intertext: The Case of Donnie Yen,” Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, March 16-20, 2012.
“Friending the Star in the Networked, Participatory Culture: The Case of Jet Li on Facebook,” Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association Conference (Computer Culture Area), Albuqueque, USA, February 8-11, 2012.
“The Flickering of Jackie Chan: Cosmopolitan Chinese Film Stardom, Web 2.0, and the Signification of Performance.” China-West: Cosmopolitics, Memory and Visual Media in the 21st Century, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 11-12, 2010.
“Binary Reflexivity – Changes of John Woo’s Auteurism in Hollywood and the Implications,” Annual Conference of Chinese Communication Association, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, July 3-5, 2001.
“From Killer to King: Exploring Masculinity of Chow Yun-fat in Hollywood,” Mediamorphosis: The 3rd Postgraduate Conference on Communication in Chinese Societies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, May 27, 2000.

Selected Public Lectures and Talks

Speaker, Public Talk: “超越創傷:是枝裕和電影的靈性探索.” 香港: 靈根自植國際網絡, April 6, 2018. (Forthcoming)  
Speaker, “Isango Ensemble - U-Carmen eKhayelitsha”, HK Arts Festival 2018 & Hong Kong Baptist University, Febrary 8, 2018.
Speaker, “Watch Great Movies - Breathless”, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University, January 24, 2018.
Speaker, Public Talk: “光影中的靈性.” 香港: 靈根自植國際網絡, November 12, 2016.
Speaker, Talk: “Australia”, Academic Week, Government and International Studies Society, Hong Kong Baptist University, October 8, 2015.
Guest Lecturer, Lecture: “Semiotics in Films” for Media Semiotics, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, April 14, 2004.
Speaker, “Local Culture and Foreign Influence: The Film Environment that Shaped John Woo,” Hong Kong Film Archive, Hong Kong, December 12, 2002

Awards and Honours

Excellent Team Performance Bronze Award by School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong (2006/2007)
Silver Prize (Translated Works) of Gold Medallion Book Awards by the Association of Chinese Publishers, Hong Kong (2005)

Membership

Chinese Communication Association (2014-15)