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Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Prof. Hong ZENG

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Visual Studies Lingnan University



  • Biography

    ZENG Hong is an academic and curator. Her research interests lie in visual culture and creative industries in Hong Kong and China, with a focus on contemporary art and film. Her curatorial projects bring political, societal, and ecological exigency to the fore via exploring the expressive mechanism of multiple art media. She published articles in peer-reviewed journals Feminist Media Studies, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Journal of Visual Art Practice, and Asian Cinema. She curated “Non-place” and “That Place” at Lumenvisum (Hong Kong, 2021), Hong Kong in Poor Images at Ely Center of Contemporary Art (United State, 2020) and Blown Away—Art, Science, and Extreme Weather at Tai Kwun—Center for Heritage and Arts (Hong Kong, 2019). She was the 2020 Yale-China Arts Fellow and was a visiting scholar at the School of the Arts, Columbia University in 2015.

  • Areas of Interest

    Contemporary art and film in Hong Kong and China, cultural and creative industries studies, gender politics, visual cultural studies, arts-based research

  • Academic & Professional Qualifications

    • Ph.D. in Visual Arts Studies, City University of Hong Kong

    • M.A. in Cinema Studies, Beijing Normal University

    • B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, Shenzhen University

  • Working Experience

    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University (2021)

    • Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong (2018-2021)

    • Research Fellow, Council on East Asian Studies, School of Drama, Yale University (2020)

    • Lecturer, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University (2019)

    • Visiting Scholar, School of the Arts, Columbia University (2015)

  • Publications

    Journal Articles
    • 2022. (with Choi, W.Y.K.) “Her Body Belongs to Her Nation? A Feminist Reading of Recent Chinese and American Female Spy Films”, Feminist Media Studies. Online first:

    • 2020. “Contemporary Flâneuses in Late Capitalism: The Representation of Urban Space in Two Hong Kong Women Artists’ Works”, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 34:3, 448-467.

    • 2020. “Spatial Politics in Socially Engaged Art – Projects About the Umbrella Movement Created by Two Hong Kong Women Artists”, Journal of Visual Art Practice, 19:2, 103-124.

    • 2019. “Translocal Female Subjectivity: Notes on Ann Hui’s The Golden Era”, Asian Cinema, 30:1, 91–107.

    • 2014. 「在政治與藝術之間——波蘭“道德焦慮電影”探析」. 《當代電影》. “The Analysis of Polish Cinema of Moral Concern”, Contemporary Cinema, 2014(11), pp. 111-115.

    • 2013. 「尼古拉斯·溫丁·雷弗恩:暴力影像的極致」. 《當代電影》. “Nicolas Winding Refn: The Superlative Image of Violent”, Contemporary Cinema, 2013(12), pp. 146-150.

    • 2012. 周星,張洪忠,曾泓,塗俊儀.「多元影像生態背景下的城市居民電影院消費狀況分析」. 《當代電影》.2012年第7期,第75﹣79頁. “The Analysis of China Cinema Consumption in the Cities”, Contemporary Cinema, 2012(7), p 75-79.

    • 2012. 周星,張洪忠,塗俊儀, 曾泓.「新媒體環境下都市影像消費生態調查」. 《現代傳播》. 2012年第8期, 第8﹣14頁. “The Investigation of China Cinema Consumption in the Cities in the Context of New Media”, Modern Communication, 2012(8), p 8-14.

    • Women Artists Reshaping Spatial Politics in Hong Kong, under contract with Amsterdam University Press.

    • 2015. 孫宜君,王宜文,曾泓.《歐美經典電影讀解》. 北京師範大學出版社. Explanation of Western Classic Films. Beijing Normal University Publishing Group.

    Book Chapter
    • “Envisioning A Home: The Domestic Represented in Visual Arts in China and Hong Kong.” In Housing, the Home and Society: Research Handbook, edited by Keith Jacobs, Kathleen Flanagan, Julia Verdouw and Jackie De Vries, Edward Elgar Publishers, forthcoming.

    • 2017. 「中國合伙人」, 《2012-2013年度重點影片研究》. 中國輕工業出版社,第238﹣245頁. “The Analysis of American Dreams in China.” in Key Film Research 2012-2013. China Light Industry Press, pp 238-245.

    • 2013. 「《Hello!樹先生》分析報告」. 《2011重點影片研究》. 中國電影出版社,第177﹣190頁. “The Analysis of Hello! Mr. Tree." in Key Film Research 2011. China Film Press, pp 177-190.

  • Curatorial Experience

    • “Non-place” and “That Place”: Ko Chi-Keung in Conversation with Tang Ying Chi, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong (2021)

    • Hong Kong in Poor Images, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A. (2020)

    • Blown Away — Art, Science and Extreme Weather, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong (2019)

  • Conference and Seminar Presentations

    • “Symbolic Production in the Space of Urban Village: A Case Study of the 2019 Guangzhou Airport Biennale”, Then and Now: Collecting Art and Exhibiting Cultures in Asia Conference, organized by Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 2021.

    • “Representing Her Trajectory: Women, Migration, and Data Visualization”, Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday conference, organized by Utrecht University, Netherland, 2021.

    • “The Immanent Critical Models in Recent Hong Kong Artists’ Practices”, 2021 College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, 2021. An original version of the article was presented at Hong Kong Creative Cultures: A HKS Symposium, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2019.

    • “Digital Anti-rape Material-discursive Practices Under the Authoritarian Condition: The Assemblage of China’s #MeToo,” presented at the International Conference on Gender, Sexuality and Justice: Resilience in Uncertain Times, organized by Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2018.

    • “Feminist strategies to reflect on Hong Kong cityscape: A study of Linda Lai’s art project Mnemonic Archiving: A Dispersive Monument”, presented at the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, organized by Association for Cultural Studies, co-hosted by University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, Australia, 2016.

  • Awards and Honors

    • Early Career Scheme, the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong Government (2022)

    • Faculty Research Grant, Lingnan University (2022)

    • Faculty Research Grant, Lingnan University (2021)

    • Yale-China Arts Fellowship, Yale-China Association, Council on East Asia Studies at Yale University (2020)

    • Outstanding Academic Performance Award, City University of Hong Kong (2015)

    • Postgraduate Scholarship, Hong Kong University Grants Committee (2014 - 2017)

    • Postgraduate Scholarship, Beijing Normal University (2011 - 2014)

  • Professional Services

    • Co-organizer. “Touching the Future Internet: Creating Distributed Media Experiences with TouchDesigner and NDN,” School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong in collaboration with UCLA Research and Engineering in Media and Performance lab (2019)