Lecturer
Programme Director, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Writing for Film, Television and New Media

enochtam@hkbu.edu.hk
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Education: 
PhD, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University

Area of Interests: 
Chinese Cinema / Hong Kong Cinema / Film Genre / Film Adaptation / Chinese and Hong Kong literature / Cultural Studies / Creative Writing

Major Highlights: 
2016 Chinese translation of Tsai Ming-Liang and A Cinema of Slowness (蔡明亮與緩慢電影) by Lim Song-hwee. June 2016.
2015 Award for Young Artist (Arts Criticism), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2014. Hong Kong Arts Development Council
‘The Silver Star Group: A First Attempt at Theorizing Wenyi in the 1920s.’ Journal of Chinese Cinemas 9.1 (2015): 62-75.
2012 ‘Colourful screens: Water imaginaries in documentaries from China and Taiwan.’ Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, 2.2 (2012 June): 109-126.
2011 The Happy Times of Blackeye (黑目的快樂年代). Novel. November 2011
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Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, Sept 2012 – Mar 2018), School of Communication, The Hong Kong Baptist University
Master of Philosophy (MPhil, Sept 2007 – Dec 2009), Division of Humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Master of Arts (MA, Sept 2005 – Jan 2007), Division of Humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng, Sept 2000 – Aug 2003), Department of Computer Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Dissertation

‘A Critical Study on Wenyi and Wenyi Film in Republican China.’ The Hong Kong Baptist University. 2018.
‘The Resurgence of (Inter)Connectivity: An Ecocritical Approach to Nature, Animal and Body in Hong Kong Literature.’ The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2009.

Positions Held

Sept 2016 – Present Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University
Courses Taught: Film and TV classics, Chinese literature, screenplay analysis and cinematic storytelling
Full-time Lecturer and Programme Director
Sept 2015 – Dec 2015 Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University
Courses Taught: Film History, Introduction to Film and Media Art, Selected Reading in Chinese Literature
Part-time Lecturer
July 2015 Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University
Courses Taught: Introduction to Film and Media Art
Part-time Lecturer
Sept 2014 – Dec 2014 Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University
Courses Taught: Theories and Aesthetics of Film
Part-time Lecturer
July 2003 – Dec 2005 Department of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Part-time Lecturer

Publication

Books

Indiescape Hong Kong: Critical essays and Interviews. London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming. Book project in collaboration with Dr. Vivian Lee and Dr. Kenny Ng. (ADC grant)

Book Chapters

‘Forming the Movie Field Film Literati in Republican China: Revisionist Historiography and “Film Literati”.’ In Emilie Y. Y. Yeh (Ed.). Kaleidoscopic Histories Early Film Culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Republican China (co-author with Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, 2018).
‘The Silver Star Group: A First Attempt at Theorizing Wenyi in the 1920s.’ In Emilie Y. Y. Yeh (Ed.). Kaleidoscopic Histories Early Film Culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Republican China (2018).
‘Colourful screens: Water imaginaries in documentaries from China and Taiwan.’ In Pietari Kääpä and Tommy Gustafsson (Eds.). Transnational Ecocinema: Film Culture in an Era of Ecological Transformation (Bristol: Intellect, 2013).

Edited Book

On Earth We Stand: Hong Kong Independent Film Festival, 2008-2017 (在地而立:香港獨立電影節 2008-2017). Hong Kong: Cinezen. Co-edit with Cheung Tit-leung. Apri 2017.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

‘The Silver Star Group: A First Attempt at Theorizing Wenyi in the 1920s.’ Journal of Chinese Cinemas 9.1 (2015): 62-75.
‘Colourful screens: Water imaginaries in documentaries from China and Taiwan.’ Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, 2.2 (2012 June): 109-126.

Journal Articles

‘A Hundred Years of Wenyi: Exploring the Development of Wenyi Film in Chinese-language Cinemas’ (華語文藝片的百年流轉). Film Art (電影藝術) 1 (2017):  9-14.
“Hong Kong in McDull Film Series” (麥兜系列電影中的香港). Journal of Beijing Film Academy (北京電影學院學報) 2 (2013).

Conference Presentation

‘Envisioning Hero-ism: Wenyi Biopic in Republican Cinema’. KFLC - The Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference, 19-21 April 2018
‘Coming of Age of a (Post)Colonial, Capitalist City: Reinvestigating Hong Kong Modernity through Dung Kai-cheung’s Trilogy.’ ‘Coming of Age in Sinophone Studies’ International Workshop. Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, Chinese Studies, University of Zurich, 23-26 March 2017.
‘Revisit “Local” Fictions: Chan Koon Chung, Wong Bik Wan and Hon Lai Chu as Examples’ (再議「本土」小說︰以陳冠中、黃碧雲、韓麗珠為例). Conference on the Recent Two Decades’ Hong Kong Literature (「近二十年香港文學」學術研討會), Hong Kong, 16 January 2016.
‘The Silver Star Group: A First Attempt at Theorizing Wenyi in the 1920s.’ International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Montreal, 12-16 July, 2015.
‘Theorizing Wenyi in the 1920s: The Silver Star Group.’ Chinese Cinemas in the 21st Century: Production, Consumption, Imagination, Hsin Chu, 16-18 December, 2013.
‘Post-nostalgic Capitalist City: Space and Time in McDull Film Series’ (後懷舊的資本主義城市︰麥兜系列電影中的時間空間學). Intercollege Postgraduate Symposium in Greater China (兩岸三地五院研究生研究會), Beijing, 4-5 July, 2013.
‘A Decolonial Project: The Evolution of Ann Hui’s Female Characters.’ 8th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 8), Macau, 24-27 June, 2013.
‘Cinematic Lyrical as a Method.’ Chinese-language Cinema: Text, Context and History. Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, 6-7 June, 2013.

Translation Project

Chinese translation of Martial Arts Cinema and Hong Kong Modernity Aesthetics, Representation, Circulation by Man-Fung Yip (forthcoming).
Chinese translation of Hong Kong Cinema since 1997: the Post-nostalgic Imagination by Vivian Pui-yin Lee. (co-translate, in progress).
Chinese translation of Tsai Ming-Liang and A Cinema of Slowness by Lim Song-hwee (June 2016).
English translation of Liu Wai-tong’s poems in Wandering Hong Kong with Spirits (co-translate with Desmond Sham, 2016).

Professional Service

Guest Lectures

Lecture on Cheuk Cheung and introduction to Hong Kong documentary. CNEX Filmmaker in Focus: Cheuk Cheung x Enoch Tam (CNEX焦點影人第一回:卓翔 x 譚以諾), 3-4 September 2017.
Talk on ‘Hot and Sexy Actresses’. Contemporary Hong Kong Actresses Talk Series (百花深處──當代香港電影女星講堂), 16 July 2017.
‘Post-97 Hong Kong Cinema – Re’ (後九七香港電影.改) forum. ACO (艺鵠). May 2017.
‘Film Criticism and Generation of Discourse: Cult Film as a Case Study’ (電影評論與論述生成:以Cult為例). Hong Kong Writers Series (香港作家系列). City University of Hong Kong, 12 November 2016.
Post-screening discussion on 1984 (等待黎明) in LitStream (文學串流). Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 26 March 2016.
Talk on Hong Kong Literature (香港文學大系.小說卷). Hong Kong Institution of Education, 11 March 2016.
‘Fantasy in Hong Kong Style: The Third Way beyond Serious and Popular Fictions’ 港式奇幻——嚴肅與流行之外的第三條進路? in Talk Series of the Multi-dimension of Hong Kong Liteature (香港文學的多面向講座系列:香港文學研討會). Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 9 January 2016.
‘My City, V City and Other Cities….’ Department of English Liteature and Language, Hong Kong Baptist University, 21 November 2014
‘Hong Kong Nostalgic Film and McDull.’ Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University, 22 May 2014.
‘Cinematic Nostalgia in Hong Kong Cinema and the McDull Film Series.’ HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, 3 March 2014

Community Services

Jury, ‘To the Youth’ Creative Writing Competition. The 12th Hong Kong Literary Festival. June 2018.
Jury, The 37th Hong Kong Film Awards. April 2018.
Jury, Youth Literary Awards (Literary Criticism Section). January 2018.
Jury, Chinese Documentary Festival (華語紀錄片節). Visible Record. July 2017.
Jury, Film Review Contest organized by Society of Comparative Literature, Hong Kong University. May 2017.
Jury, The 36th Hong Kong Film Awards. April 2017.
Chief Editor, Paratext (微批, an online book review journal), September 2016 – http://paratext.hk/
Jury, Youth Literary Awards (Literary Criticism Section). August 2016.
Creative Writing Appreciation (北角文學導賞). Hong Kong Literature Research Centre, Chinese University of Hong Kong. 9 & 16 January 2016.
Jury, Creative Writing Competition (我城.璀璨背後). Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong. July 2015.
Public Talk, ‘Critical Essay and Writing.’ Hong Kong Public Library. 18 July 2015.
Chief Editor, Cinezen (映畫手民, an online film journal), May 2014 –
http://www.cinezen.hk/
Editor, Fleurs des lettres (字花, a local literary and cultural magazine), November 2012 – February 2016

Awards

Award for Young Artist (Arts Criticism), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2014. Hong Kong Arts Development Council. April 2015
Champion in 2010 Creative Writing of Chinese Literature, Literary Criticism Section. Hong Kong Public Library. October 2010

Other Writings

Fictional Books

Therefore I sit down and listen to the tales of H City told by Bartender M (於是我坐下,聽調酒師M說關於H城的傳說). Collection of Short Stories (ADC granted). May 2017.
H City (H城記). Collection of Short Stories (ADC granted). December 2016.
The Happy Times of Blackeye (黑目的快樂年代). Novel (ADC granted). November 2011.

Selected Film Reviews

'Full Strike: Weakening Will to Victory’ (《全力扣殺》︰爭勝之心大不如前). 24 May 2015.
‘This is a Co-produced Film on Co-production: Two Thumbs Up’ (這是一部討論合拍片的合拍片──《衝鋒車》). 14 April 2015.
‘Hooray for the Moment: Little Big Master’ (為當下喝采︰《五個小孩的校長》). 12 April 2015.
‘The Structure for Feelings in Star, Moon, Sun’ (《星星.月亮.太陽》的情感結構). 4 April. 2015
‘The Pleasure of the Intertext in Birdman’ (《飛鳥俠》的互文愉悅). 25 February 2015.
‘The Style of Mourning: Selected Hong Kong Independent Short Films’ (哀悼的風格──香港獨立短片選. 27 January 2015.