Dr. NG Kwok Kwan, Kenny

Associate Professor

PhD in East Asian Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University

Area of Interests: 
Film Censorship / Film as Cultural Heritage / Visual and Urban Culture / Literature and Film Adaptation / Historical Imagination and Cultural Geography / Critical Theory and Aesthetics

Major Highlights: 
2017 General Research Fund (GRF), “The Sound of Politics: Cantophone Cinema in 1930s-1960s”
Hong Kong Arts Development Council Grant, “Colonial Film Censorship: Chinese Politics in Hong Kong Cinema”

Book-in-Progress 1:  Hong Kong Independent Cinema (co-authored)
Book-in-Progress 2:  Chinese Cultural Politics in Cold War Hong Kong Cinema 

“Censorship at Work: Cold War Paranoia and Purgation of Chinese Ghost Stories,” in Yiu-wai Chu (ed.), Hong Kong Culture and Society in the New Millennium: Hong Kong as Method (Singapore: Springer, 2017), 111–28.

“The Resurrection of Female Ghosts from Classical Chinese Opera and the Hollywood Tradition in Cantonese Cinema,” in Vincent Durand-Dastès and Marie Laureillard (eds.), Fantômes dans l’Extrême-Orient d’hier et d’aujourd’hui (Ghosts in the Far East in the Past and Present) (Paris: les Presses de l’Inalco, forthcoming).

“The Way of The Platinum Dragon: Xue Juexian and the Sound of Politics in 1930s Cantonese Cinema,” in Emilie Y.Y. Yeh (ed.), Kaleidoscopic Histories: Early Film Culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Republican China (Michigan University Press, forthcoming in 2018).

2016 “Ending as Beginning: Chinese Translation of Edward Bellamy’s Utopian Novel Looking Backward: 2000–1887,” Frontiers of Literary Studies in China 10.1 (Apr. 2016): 9–35.
2015 The Lost Geopoetic Horizon of Li Jieren: The Crisis of Writing Chengdu in Revolutionary China (Leiden: Brill, 2015)
2014 General Research Fund (GRF), “Colonial Censorship and the Cultural Politics of Hong Kong Cinema in the Cold War”
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