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Prof. Shi-Yan CHAO

Research Assistant Professor

Centre for Film and Creative Industries Department of Visual Studies Lingnan University

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shiyanchao@ln.edu.hk

  • Biography

    Shi-Yan Chao teaches film and media studies at Lingnan University. He holds a PhD in Cinema Studies from New York University, and was INTERACT postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University. In addition to NYU and Columbia, he has also taught at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research engages Chinese-language cinemas, queer theory/media, independent/documentary film, creative/media industries, and transnational/diasporic filmmaking. Chao has published articles on Chinese-language film and media, and is author of Queer Representations in Chinese-language Film and the Cultural Landscape (Amsterdam University Press, 2020).

  • Areas of Interest

    Chinese-language cinemas, queer theory/media, independent/documentary film, creative/media industries, and transnational/diasporic filmmaking

  • Academic & Professional Qualifications

    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
    • PhD in Cinema Studies, New York University
    • MA in Cinema Studies, New York University
    • BA in Economics, National Taiwan University
  • Work Experience

    • Research Assistant Professor, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University (2015-20)
    • Adjunct Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University (2014)
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University (2013-14)
    • Adjunct Professor, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (2013)
    • Adjunct Professor, Department of Cinema Studies, New York University (2011-12)
    • Teaching Assistant, Department of Cinema Studies, New York University (2003-05)
    • Executive Assistant, Department of Film Production and Planning, Central Motion Picture Corporation (1998-99)
  • Publications

    Monograph

    • Queer Representations in Chinese-Language Film and the Cultural Landscape. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020).

    Journal Articles and Book Chapters

    • “An Auteurist Journey through the Fantastic Mode: A Case Study of Ho Meng-hua.” In Kenneth Chan and Andrew Stucky (eds.), Sino-Enchantment: The Fantastic in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming in 2021).
    • “Policy and Creative Strategies: Hong Kong CEPA Films in the China Market” (with Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh). International Journal of Cultural Policy 26.2 (2020): 184-201.

    • “Trans Formations of Male Falsetto.” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 5.3 (Aug. 2018): 456-63.

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

    • “Performing Authorship in a Queer Time and Place: A Case Study of Yonfan.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 16.2(Aug. 2016).

    • “Book Review of Hou Hsiao-hsien.Asian Cinema 26.1 (Aug. 2015): 117-20.

    • “Documenting Transgenderism and Queer Chronotope in Postsocialist China.” Cinephile: The University of British Columbia’s Film Journal 10.2 (Winter 2014): 15-19.

    • “Documenting Queer Chronotope in Postsocialist China.” In Scott E. Myers (ed.), The 7th Beijing Queer Film Festival. Beijing: BQFF Executive Committee, 2014. pp. 114-116.

    • “Wutai Jiemei/Two Stage Sisters (1965).” In Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, and John White (eds.), The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films. New York: Routledge, 2014. pp. 602-606.

    • “Coming Out of The Box, Marching as Dykes.” In Chris Berry, Lu Xinyu, and Lisa Rofel (eds.), The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010. pp. 77-95 &258-63.

    • “Performing Gender, Performing Documentary in Post-socialist China.” In Yau Ching (ed.), As Normal As Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010. pp. 151-175.

  • Conferences

    • “Queer Diaspora and Post/Colonial Ambivalence: A Case Study of Simon Chung,” presented at the Queer Visions in East Asia workshop, hosted by Kyoto University in Kyoto (Nov. 2020)

    • “Documentary Ethics, Sexual Politics, Alternative Public Sphere,” presented at the 20th Global Fusion Conference, hosted by Southern Illinois University (Oct. 2020)

    • “(Boys for Beauty): Participatory Mode, Camp Aesthetic, (Tongzhi) Politics,” accepted for the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Denver (Apr. 2020)

    • “Documentary Ethics, Sexual Politics, Contingent Spaces,” presented at the annual AAS-in-Asia Conference in Bangkok (Jul. 2019)

    • “Lalas with DV Cameras in China’s Independent Documentary Scene of the 21st Century,” presented at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Seattle (Mar. 2019)

    • “An Auteurist Journey through the Fantastic Mode: A Case Study of Ho Meng-hua,” presented at the Literary Fantasy and Its Discontents conference at Taipei Tech University in Taipei (Nov. 2018)

    • “Lalas with DV Cameras: Shi Tou and Mingming, and (Xinjiang Girls,)” presented at the biannual Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference in Shanghai (Aug. 2018)

    • “Chinese Queer Documentaries and Lalas with DV Cameras,” presented at the Documentary Film: Regional, Theoretical & Political Parameters conference in Hong Kong (Jun. 2018)

    • “Mass Camp and Gender Parody in the Hui-Styled Comedy,” presented at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Toronto (Mar. 2018)

    • “Emerging Queer Diaspora in Hong Kong Independent Cinema,” presented at the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (IACS) conference in Seoul (Aug. 2017)

    • “Sensuous Embodiment of (Bentu) in Contemporary Taiwan Cinema,” presented at the European Network for Cinema Studies (NECS) conference in Paris (Jul. 2017)

    • “Queer Diaspora and Post/Colonial Ambivalence: A Case Study of Simon Chung,” presented at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Chicago (Mar. 2017)

    • “(Bentu) and a Sensuous Cinema in Contemporary Taiwan,” presented at the annual Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference in Toronto (Mar. 2017)

    • “The Politics of Desiring Subjects in Four of Qiong Yao (Wenyi) Melodramas,” presented at the Qiong Yao Film Symposium at the National Taiwan University (Oct. 2016)

    • “New Localism and a Sensuous Cinema in Contemporary Taiwan,” presented at the Taiwan Cinema: A New Historiography conference at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Jun. 2016)

    • “Camping in (The Hole): Tsai Ming-liang, Camp Aesthetic, Queer Affect,” presented at Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Atlanta (Mar. 2016)

    • “Performing Authorship in a Queer Time and Place,” presented at the “Beyond ‘Asian Extremes’: New Cinema Practices in Southeast and East Asia” workshop at New York University (May 2015)

    • “An Auteurist Journey through the Fantastic Mode,” presented at Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Montreal (Mar. 2015)

    • “Taiwan Documentary, Transnational Perspective,” presented at the Documentary Views of Taiwan: A Taiwan Documentary Film Festival and Symposium at Columbia University (Oct. 2013)

    • “Queer Affects and Camp Aesthetics in Two Taiwanese Queer Documentaries,” presented at the 19th North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) conference at University of California, Santa Barbara  (Jun. 2013)

    • “Comrades, Almost A Love Story: (Two Stage Sisters),” presented at Screen Melodrama: Global Perspectives conference at Columbia University and New York University (Mar. 2013)

    • “Queer Affect and Camp Aesthetic in Taiwan Documentary Film,” presented at the 18th Visible Evidence conference in New York (Aug. 2011)

    • “Processing Queer Agency through Chinese Documentary Film,” presented at Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in New Orleans (Mar. 2011)

    • “Stephen Chow at the Local-Global Intersection,” presented at Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Vancouver (Mar. 2006)

    • “(Rouge): Queer Moments, Deviant Subjectivity and a Third Space,” presented at the annual conference of Cinema Studies at New York University (Mar. 2005)

  • Professional Service

    • Media Industries Journal, Editorial Board
    • Diversity Scholars Network, National Center for Institutional Diversity (US), Member
    • Institute for Tongzhi Studies, Co-founder
  • External Research Grant

    2017-2018 General Research Fund (GRF), “Hong Kong Camp: The Poetics of Camp through Hong Kong Mass Culture and Cinema,” Research Grant Council, Hong Kong