CFCI — Centre for Film and Creative Industries

Henry Kit Fung Chiu 趙傑鋒 Research Assistant Professor


Henry Kit Fung Chiu is research assistant professor at the Centre for Film and Creative Industries, Lingnan University. He graduated from the Department of Visual Studies at Lingnan University and obtained his Master degree (Dean's list) and PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a dissertation on pre-war Hong Kong cinema. He is enthusiastic about film history, Hong Kong cinema and popular culture and has been teaching related subjects in different universities upon completion of the doctoral degree, including Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Lingnan University. His articles on Hong Kong cinema have been published by the Hong Kong Film Archive and in Asian Cinema -- a peer-reviewed English journal.

Academic & Professional Qualifications

PhD. The Chinese University of Hong Kong

MA. The Chinese University of Hong Kong

BA. Lingnan University

Areas of Interest

History of Hong Kong cinema, pre-war Cantonese-language cinema, Hong Kong popular culture, film and society film screening and the public sphere

Representative Publications


  • Chiu, K. F. (2024). Hong Kong Informality: Cantonese Cinema, Propaganda Film and The Cultural Field in Pre-war Hong Kong 《市井香港:戰前香港的粵語電影、宣傳電影和文化空間》. Hong Kong: HKU Press. (forthcoming 2024)


  • Chiu, K. F. (2022). “Going to the People: Community Screening, Documentary and the Plebeian Public Sphere in Hong Kong,” Asian Cinema, Special Issue: “Documentary and Democracy, Hong Kong,” 33:2, pp. 209–24,
  • Chiu, K. F. (2022). “The Dialectics of ‘Home’ and ‘Homeland’: The Structural Transformation of Hong Kong National Defence Cinema after 1939.” In C. Kwok, & M. Ng (Eds.), Exploring Hong Kong Films of the 1930s and 1940s, Part I: Era and Film History, (1st ed., pp. 116-133). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Film Archive.
  • Guo, Y. P., and Chiu, K. F. (2017). “Hong Kong Community Reconstruction and ‘Daily’ Space Reshape: On v-artivist’s Documentary of Old Area Reconstruction and its Projection Practice,” Contemporary Cinema, 254:5, pp. 97-101, ISSN: 1002-4646