Dr. Jason G. Coe
Assistant Professor

PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong

Area of Interests: 
Film and Media; Transpacific, Sinophone, and Asian/American Studies; Gender Studies; Literary and Cultural Studies; Globalization

Major Highlights: 

Dr. Jason G. Coe received his BA in English and Film Studies at the University of California Berkeley. He received his MA in Literary and Cultural Studies and his PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests include: Asian/American and Transpacific Film and Media, Gender and New Media, and Storytelling, Stardom and Performance. He serves on the board of the Women's Studies Research Centre (WSRC) at HKU. His publications appear in Journal of Canadian Literature, Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Asian Cinema, and Journal of Chinese Cinemas. His non-fiction writings appear in the Engendering a Buzz: WSRC Newsletter, CHA: A Literary Journal, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) Blog, and Hyphen.

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Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (2016)
Department of Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
M.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies (2012)
Department of Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
B.A. in English and Film Studies (2010)

Department of English / Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley, USA,

Positions Held

2020 - Present Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University
Film and TV Programme
Courses Taught: History of Cinema, TV and New Media, Understanding East Asian Transformation through Films
Assistant Professor

2016 - 2020

Dept. of Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong

Gender Studies Programme and American Studies Programme

Courses Taught: 
Asia on America’s Screen , Consuming Culture: Decoding American Symbols, Feminist Cultural Studies,
Digital Culture, Colonialism/Postcolonialism, Critical Approaches to Film Studies,
Introduction to Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, Independent Research, Introduction to Gender Studies, Decolonising Gender

Fabrications of Identity, Art and Politics of Narrative, Dissertation Seminar,
Introduction to Research Methods, Workshops for Academic Writing
Assistant Professor / Lecturer
2012 - 2016 Dept. of Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong

Gender Studies Programme and American Studies Programme
Courses Taught: 

Introduction to Film Studies: Film Form and Narrative, Trauma, Memory, and Cinema,
Visual Cultures, Hong Kong Cinema Through a Global Lens

Teaching Assistant
2007 Dept. of East Asian Languages and Culture, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Course Taught: Contemporary East Asian Cinema: “We’re Not in Hollywood Anymore”
Undergraduate DeCAL Instructor



Regenerative Remembering: Reconciliation and Recuperation in Transpacific Cambodian Documentary,”Canadian Literature246 Refugee Worldmaking: Canada and the Afterlives of the Vietnam War (2021): 61-84.

“The Spy Who Ought to Love Me: Lust/Caution and the Melodrama of Shame Nationalism,”
JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 59:4 (2020).

“Serial Authentication: Gamifying Hong Kong Action Cinema in Sleeping Dogs,” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 13:1 (2019). 

“Modernizing Primordialism: Deterritorializing Chineseness and Reterritorializing the Sinophone in
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Asian Cinema 29:1 (2018). https://bit.ly/2OkKMZk


Review of Daze of Justice, by Michael Siv. Journal of Asian American Studies 23:1 (2020). 

“Systems of Identification: Christopher B. Patterson’s Transitive Cultures: Anglophone Literature of The
Transpacific,” Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
, Issue 40, July 2018. 

“Kristina Wong Raps on the Politics of Racial Privilege in ‘The Wong Street Journal’.” Center for Asian American Media Blog, November 2, 2015 

“Dirty Harry and the New Neighbors: Review of Gran Torino,” Hyphen Blog. Februay 16, 2009.


TED talk. “Progress,” Power, Permission, Progress. TEDxTinHauWomen Salon, {embrace} worldwide, Wanchai, Hong Kong. 24 March 2018.

“Podcast Interview with Christopher Patterson, author of Transitive Cultures: Anglophone Literature of the Transpacific.”
New Books in Asian American Studies
. 26 March 2018. 

Video Lectures. “Gender in the Network Society,” “Gendered Digital Divide,” “Gender in the Tech World,” “The Case of Ellen Pao,” and
“Geek Masculinity.” Doing Gender and Why it Matters. The University of Hong Kong Massive Open Online Course, edX. 9 July 2019.


“Gendered Expectations,” Feminist Fatherhood. Women’s Studies Research Centre. University of Hong Kong. July 4, 2019.

“A Letter to my Son,” Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. Issue 44: “Remembering Tiananmen 30 years later,” June/July 2019.

 “Horror on Tape: Seung Hoi Choi’s Video Confession of Mass Murder,” Hyphen, Issue 13. January 1, 2008.

“Independent TV Service Supports Asian American Film,” Asian Week, January 17, 2008.