Research Areas

Transnational Cinema and Digital Media

Our research cuts across national and regional boundaries in film and digital media studies, and explores global and interregional cinematic circuits in East Asian Cinema, Transpacific Cinema including Asia-Hollywood co-productions, Sinophone Cinema in Southeast Asian connections, and transnational Chinese cinema and digital media practices.



Kenny Ng
Associate Professor

Dorothy Lau
Assistant Professor

Zhu Ying
Professor & Director of Centre for Film and Moving Image Research

Lee Daw-ming
Visiting Professor

Timmy Chen
Research Assistant Professor

Michael Robinson

Jason G. Coe
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor


Recent Publications

Gutierrez, Jose. 2020. “Cinematic Contemplation Online: The Art and Philosophy of Life-World Series (2017).” In Reconceptualizing the Digital Humanities in Asia: New Representations of Art, History and Culture, edited by Kaby Wing-Sze Kung, pp. 31–52. Singapore: Springer.

Aoyagi, Hiroshi, Mateja Kovacic, and Stephen Grant Baines. 2020. “Neo-Ethnic Self-Styling among Young Indigenous People of Brazil: Re-Appropriating Ethnicity through Cultural Hybridity.” Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology 17.

While, Aidan H, Simon Marvin, and Mateja Kovacic. 2020. “Urban Robotic Experimentation: San Francisco, Tokyo and Dubai.” Urban Studies.

Ng, Kenny Kwok-Kwan. 2020. Cold War Culture, Chinese Ghost, and Hong Kong Allegory” in Hong Kong 1960s, edited by Shuk-han, 121–48. Wenhsun.

Chen Chih-Ting, Timmy. 2019. A Future Without China? Livelihood Issues in Ten Years Taiwan. Frames Cinema Journal, no. 15.

Chen Chih-Ting, Timmy. 2019. The Revolution of Realism in the ‘1987 Taiwan Cinema Manifesto.’ NANG, no. 6, 14-16.

Lee, Daw-Ming. 2019. Affecting Taiwanese People’s Attitude Through Their Eyes: A Descriptive Analysis of the Control of Film During Japanese Colonial Rule Between 1931 and 1945. Tsing Hua Journal of Art Research 1.

Ng Kwok Kwan, Kenny. 2019. The Eternal Return of Mythology: The White (Green) Snake Legend in Maoist China and Colonial Hong Kong,” in Kwai-Cheung Lo and Jessica Yeung (eds.), Chinese Shock of the Anthropocene: Image, Music and Text in the Age of Climate Change. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 83–107.

Zhu, Ying. 2019. Soft Power with Chinese Characteristics: China’s Campaign for Hearts and Minds (Coedited with Stanley Rosen and Kingsley Edney). Routledge.

Lau, Dorothy Wai Sim. “Gazing of the Wuxia Body: Digital Visual Effects, Looking Relations, and Spectatorship in Peter Chan’s Wu Xia (2011).” In Reconceptualizing the Digital Humanities in Asia: New Representations of Art, History and Culture, edited by Kaby Wing-Sze Kung, pp. 17–30. Singapore: Springer, 2020.

Lau Wai Sim, Dorothy. 2018. Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture, Edinburgh University Press.

Lau Wai Sim, Dorothy. 2018. Discussing Takeshi Kaneshiro: The Polysemic, Pan-Asian Star Image on Internet Fan Forums,” positions: asia media critique 26(4), 687-718.

Lau Wai Sim, Dorothy. 2018. On (Not) Speaking English: The ‘Phonic’ Personae of Transnational Chinese Stars in the Global Visual Network.” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 12(1), 20-40.

Liu, Hui, and Shi-Yan Chao. 2018. ‘Guangzhou Film’ and Guangzhou Urban Culture: An Overview.” In Emilie Yeh (ed.), Early Film Culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Republican China: Kaleidoscopic Histories. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 134-155.

Chen Chih-Ting, Timmy. 2017. Sonic Secrets as Counter-Surveillance in Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love. In Surveillance in Asian Cinema: Under Eastern Eyes, edited by Karen Fang, 156-75. New York: Routledge.

Aitken, Ian (ed.). 2016. The Major Realist Film Theorists: An Anthology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.