CFCI — Centre for Film and Creative Industries

Jessica Siu-Yin Yeung 楊小賢 Research Assistant Professor


Jessica Siu-yin Yeung’s research focuses on fiction and film in twentieth-century Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China, especially cultural memory and intertextuality. Her guest-edited special issue about East Asian comedy film and media, Comedies in East Asian Media: Laughing in Bitter Times, was published at Archiv orientální in 2022. She has published in Archiv orientální, Journal of World Literature, Humans at Work in the Digital Age (Routledge), Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong (Palgrave Macmillan), a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and Virginia Woolf Miscellany. She is now working on a few essays on Hong Kong and Taiwan literature and cinema during the Cold War and a book on semiotics, queerness, and allegory in Taiwan and Hong Kong novels and cinema.

Academic & Professional Qualifications

PhD. SOAS University of London

MPhil. Hong Kong Baptist University

BA. Hong Kong Baptist University

Areas of Interest

Literature, Film, and Media of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China; East-Asian Popular Culture Studies; Intertextuality; Cultural Memory and Heritage; Inter-Asian Cultural Studies (especially Hong Kong-Taiwan literary and film studies and Hong Kong-South Korean film and popular culture studies)

Representative Publications


  • Meaning Puzzles: Interpreting Queer Allegories from Taiwan and Hong Kong (proposal in submission to major university and commercial press)

Journal Articles

  • “Hong Kong Literature and the Taiwanese Encounter: Literary Magazines, Popular Literature and Shih Shu-ching’s Hong Kong Stories”, Cultural History 12/2 (2023): 224-50. (Open Access)
  • “Cultural Memory, the Trope of ‘Humble Wage Earners,’ and Everyman Heroism in the Hui Brothers’ Comedies and Their Remake”, Archiv orientální 90/3 (2022): 417–46.
  • “Intermedial Translation as Circulation: Chu Tien-wen, Taiwan New Cinema, and Taiwan Literature”, Journal of World Literature 5/4 (2020): 568–86. (Open Access)
  • “Remaking Obscure Lives as Prosopography in Blogazine”, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 32/2 (2017): 406–407.
  • “Collaboration and Cultural Production in Hyde Park Gate News and The Charleston Bulletin”, Virginia Woolf Miscellany 89 (Spring 2016): 14–16.

Book Chapters

  • “Remaking Lubitsch in Hong Kong Cinema: The Ninotchka Trope in Her Fatal Ways.” ReFocus: The Historical Films of Ernst Lubitsch, ed. David John Boyd. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. (Forthcoming 2024)
  • “Film Circulation and Mutual Influences between Hong Kong and Taiwan during the Cold War.” Taiwanese-Language Cinema: Rediscovered and Reconsidered, eds. Ming-Yeh Rawnsley, Corrado Neri, Wafa Ghermani and Chris Berry. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press (Forthcoming 2024)
  • “Spy Films with Clumsy Spies: Stephen Chow Cinema’s Response to the James Bond Craze.” The Cinema of Stephen Chow, eds. Gary Bettinson and Vivian P. Y. Lee. London and New York: Bloomsbury. (Forthcoming 2024)
  • “Nostalgic Humor and Cultural Memory in the Remakes of Hong Kong Jane Bond Films.” Global James Bond: (Re)Imagining and Transplanting a Popular Culture Icon, eds. Lisa Funnell and Klaus Dodds. Lanham, USA: Lexington Books, 2023, 45-59.
  • “(Re)canonizing World Literature with Digital Archives and Online Magazines from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China,” in Andrew Pilsch and Shawna Ross (eds.), Humans at Work in the Digital Age: Forms of Digital Textual Labor, London: Routledge, 2019, 223–38.
  • “Ann Hui’s Allegorical Cinema” in Jason S. Polley, Vinton Poon, and Lian-Hee Wee (eds.), Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong: Angles on a Coherent Imaginary, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, 87–104.


Postgraduate Courses

  • VSP511 Special Topic in Creative and Media Industries: Creative and Media Industries Proseminar: Voices from the Field
  • VSP512 Capstone Project

Undergraduate Courses

  • CLB9036 Hong Kong Cinema: A Brief History (Cluster Course)
  • VIS4302 Capstone Project — Research Dissertation
  • CMI4002 Capstone Project

Awards and Honors

Research Seed Fund, Lingnan University

Dec. 2023

Travel Bursary, SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

Dec. 2023

Research Seed Fund, Lingnan University

Oct. 2023

Sino-British Fellowship Trust Grant

Sept. 2023

RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Lingnan University

Aug. 2023

Doctoral School Conference Funding, SOAS University of London

Jul. 2021

Graduate Student Travel Award, North American Taiwan Studies Association

Mar. 2018

Santander Mobility Award, University of London Research Fund

Nov. 2017

BCLA Postgraduate Bursary, British Comparative Literature Association

Jun. 2017

Research Postgraduate Studentship, University Grants Committee of Hong Kong and Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University

Sep. 2011-Aug. 2013

Madame K. Y. Hui Memorial Scholarship, Academic Registry, Hong Kong Baptist University

Mar. 2010

Professional Service

Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture, Peer Reviewer. 2024.

Journal of Chinese Film Studies, Peer Reviewer. 2023.

Wasafiri, Peer Reviewer. 2023.

Asian Cinema, Peer Reviewer. 2023.

Brill’s Hong Kong Studies: Humanities Perspectives and Global Dialogues series, Peer Reviewer. 2022–23.

New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Cinema, Peer Reviewer. 2021— .

SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research, Peer Reviewer. 2021.

Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images, Peer Reviewer. 2021— .

Life Writing, Peer Reviewer. 2017.

UGC-QAC (Quality Assurance Council) University Audit 2015–16, Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University. Research Postgraduate Student Representative. 2016.