Programme Director, Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media
Associate Professor of Practice

Ph.D. in Communication (Film Studies), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau

Area of Interests: 
Chinese War Films / the Revolutionary Model Opera Films / Chinese New Media

Major Highlights: 

Dr. Wei JIANG earned his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Macau and was a visiting scholar at the School of Cinema and Television at the University of Southern California, courtesy of the T. C. Wang Fellowship. His screenplay was officially selected and subsidized by the Culture Bureau of Macau. Prior to joining Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Dr. Jiang gained extensive industry experience, working as an Assistant Director and Art Department Coordinator with renowned film directors such as John Woo and Jiang Wen.

Dr. Jiang's research interests lie in the analyses of Japanese images in Chinese war films produced during and after Mao's era, the Revolutionary Model Opera films of the Cultural Revolution, and contemporary Chinese new media.

Before his association with HKBU, Dr. Jiang served as the Executive Dean for the School of Culture and Creativity at the Zhuhai Campus of HKBU, also known as the Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC). During his leadership, he spearheaded the creation of three undergraduate programs and two master's programs, with a focus on digital orientation and interdisciplinarity. His innovative approach laid a solid foundation for the school's future growth and development.

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Professional Work Experience in Film and TV Industries
Scriptwriter & Producer

Digital Film Production- “Love is Colder than Death” (2013-2015)《愛比死更冷》

Officially selected by the Full-Length Feature Film Aid Programme sponsored by the Instituto Cultural de Macau (ICM) in 2014

  • Special screening at the Second Macau International Film Festival 2017
  • Special screening at the Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival 2018
1st Assistant Director Digital Film Production for CCTV 6- “Happy Lovers” (2010)《愛我別錯過》
2nd Assistant Director Film Production- “Sophie’s Revenge” (2008-2009) 《非常完美》
Film Production- “Red Cliff II” (2008) 《赤壁 下》
Art Dept. Coordinator
Film Production- “Let the Bullets Fly” (2009) 《讓子彈飛》
Film Production-“Chandni Chowk to China” (India) (2007) 《中國製造》
Assistant to Director Film Production- “Shanghai” (U.S.A.) (2007-2008)《諜海風雲》
Film Production- “Red Cliff I” (2007)《赤壁 上》
30-Episode TV Drama of CCTV- “Korean War” (2000-2001)《朝鮮戰爭》
Visual Effect Assistant Film Production-“Sophie’s Revenge” (2008-2009)《菲常完美》
Script Supervisor 40-Episode TV Drama of CCTV- “Blue Sky Holy Land” (2006-2007)《蒼天聖土》
Assistant Producer Starwin Media Holdings, U.S.A. (2005-2006)


Selected Publication:
Jiang, Wei 2023. Jiang Qing and the Visuality of the Revolutionary Model Opera Films in the Cultural Revolution, Kritika Kultura (A&HCI) 40: 06-36.
Jiang, Wei, and Zhou, Pengcheng 2023. ”Content, Platforms and Distribution: Challenges and Prospect in the Field of Webisode Productions”, in Chinese TV in the Netflix Era, eds. Hui Liu and Xiaying Xu, 57-81. London: Anthem Press.
Zhi, Li, Fan, Fei, and Jiang, Wei 2023. Audience Enjoyment of Murder Mystery Game Reality Shows: The Influence of Affective Disposition, Suspense and Parasocial Interactions, International Journal of Communication (SSCI) 17: 01-19.
Liebler, Carol, Jiang, Wei, and Li, Chen. 2015. Beauty, Binaries and the Big Screen in China: Character Gender in Feature Films. Asian Journal of Communication (SSCI) 25 (6):584-599.
Xu, Xiaying, Tan, See Kam, Jiang, Wei. 2013. Of Goats, Lambs, Sheep and Wolves: Chinese Animation and Cultural Industries. Asian Cinema 24 (2): 239-258.
Tan, See Kam, and Jiang, Wei. 2011. Cong “liangzhu” dao “ainu xinzhuan”: shaoshi qiqingpian de kuer jiedu (From “Butterfly Lovers” to “Lust for Love of A Chinese Courtesan”: A Queer Reading of Shaw Brothers’ Qiqing Films). In Xianggang de zhongguo: shaoshi dianying (Hong Kong’s “China”: Films of Shaw Brothers). eds. Hui Liu and Poshek Fu, 63-84. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press.


Selected Grants and Teaching Awards
2018 Guangdong University Quality Assurance Project. (Principle Investigator)
General Project of National Social Science Foundation in 2020: A Time Study of Science Fiction Films in the Perspective of Post-Humanism (Co-Investigator)
UIC President’s Award for Teaching and Service 2017-2018
Outstanding Supervisor Award, The 9th National Advertising Art Design Competition for College Students 2017 (Guangdong) 
Outstanding Supervisor Award, The 13th National Advertising Art Design Competition for College Students 2021 (Guangdong)
Outstanding Supervisor Award, The 14th National Advertising Art Design Competition for College Students 2022 (Guangdong) 
Best Art Instructor Award, the 11th International Micro-Film Festival for University Students 2022
Winner of the First-Class Undergraduate Curriculum- Advanced Scriptwriting (Guangdong Province) 2022
Outstanding Supervisor Award, The 15th National Advertising Art Design Competition for College Students 2023 (Guangdong) 


Professional Activities
External Examiner
Design Programme, Macau Polytechnic Institute
Committee Member & Judge National Advertising Art Design Competition for College Students 2021 (Guangdong)
(04/2021- present)
Referee & Supervisor
China Mobile 5G Creative Camp 
Council Member
Third Council, Experimental Teaching Committee of the Chinese University Film and Television Association
Speaker The Second Chinese Documentary Film Festival