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Dr Yau, Esther Ching Mei 丘靜美

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Associate Professor
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Dr Yau, Esther Ching Mei 丘靜美

Title:
Associate Professor
Principal Lecturer

Faculty:

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Yau, E

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
University of California Los AngelesPhD
Biography

Esther C.M. YAU, Ph.D. (UCLA) has written on Hong Kong cinema and globalization, China's Fifth Generation, gender and film, trauma and testimony, and New Wave directors. She has published essays in The Cinema JournalFilm QuarterlyThe Oxford History of World CinemaDiscourseQuarterly Review of Film and VideoWide AngleDangdai Dianying,Jintian, and World Cinema. She has recently published in Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier (2011) and Chinese Connections: Critical Perspectives on Film, Identity and Diaspora (2009). Her books include: At Full Speed: Hong Kong Cinema in a Borderless World (editor, University of Minnesota Press) and New Chinese Cinemas: Forms, Identities, Politics (coeditor, Cambridge University Press). She has co-edited "Asia/Pacific: a Spectral Surface" - a special issue of positions: east Asia cultures critique. She has taught film courses at the University of California (Los Angeles & Irvine) and at the University of Southern California. She was Chair of Asian Studies Department at Occidental College where she directed Critical Studies in Film and Media. She has served as academic consultant of Chinese film exhibition projects at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the National Gallery of Art at Washington, D.C. She is presently working on a study of film testimony and local memory in the cinemas of China and Hong Kong.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2006-04-01Folk Songs and Affective Culture in Chinese Cold War Cinema: Henry Luce Foundation Asian Studies Faculty Research Grant
Research Achievement
2011-09-01GRF Merit Award 2011-12: Faculty of Arts, University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2010-06-01Louis Cha Fund Research Conference Grant. Project Title: China and the West: Cosmopolitics, Collective Memory and Visual Media in the 21st Century: Louis Cha Fund for East/West Studies, University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2012-09-01Knowledge Exchange Impact Project 2012-13: "Migration Memory and Creative Digital Narratives": Knowledge Exchange Exercise 2012-2013, University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2013-06-01Migration Memory and Creative Digital Narratives: Hong Kong University Knowledge Exchange Impact Project
Others
2012-01-01RGC General Research Fund 2011-2012 . Project Title: Transformative Witnessing and Everyday Ethics: A Study of Cultural Memory in Chinese FIlms and Public Discourse": Research Grants Council of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2010-10-01Research Grant. Project Title: Local Memories, Testimony and Creativity in Recent Chinese Documentaries: School of Humanities, University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2014-02-01Experiential Learning Fund 2013-14, "Independent Documentaries Project": University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
2014-09-01Knowledge Exchange Impact Project 2014/15 "Narratives of Connections in Many Accents": University of Hong Kong
Others
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
March 1986 - PresentMemberSociety of Cinema and Media Studies
January 2004 - PresentMemberAssociation of Asian Studies
June 2008 - 2011MemberUniversity Film and Video Association
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Post-World War II sinophone cinemas
Globalization and visual culture
Feminist and postcolonial theory
Cinema studies
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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