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Prof. Emilie Yueh Yu YEH

Lam Wong Yiu Wah Chair Professor of Visual Studies
Dean of the Faculty of Arts
Director of Centre for Cinema Studies

Department of Visual Studies Lingnan University

Email: emilie@ln.edu.hk


  • Biography

    • Professor Yeh is a recognized specialist in Chinese and Asian cinema studies. Between 2005 and 2014, she was appointed as Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Tsinghua University (Taiwan), Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University, and as Visiting Research Fellow at the Carsey-Wolf Center of the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was also the Director of the Centre for Media and Communication Research and Associate Director of David Lam Institute for East-West Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University.

    • Professor Yeh holds editorial memberships at several international and regional journals. She served as a panel member in the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). She served on the Jury of the Golden Horse Film Awards (Taiwan) twice, the Asian Television Awards (Singapore), the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards and the Hong Kong Fresh New Wave Film Competition. She was also a consultant for the Motion Picture Association of America. She won two outstanding scholarly performance awards from the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University, and has been awarded research grants from Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and funding agencies from Australia and the United States. She has published 10 books and over 60 academic articles, some of which have been translated into other languages, including Japanese, Spanish, Hungarian and Chinese.

  • Academic & Professional Qualifications

    • PhD. Critical Studies, School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California.

    • M.A. Communication Arts. University of Maryland, College Park.

    • B.A. English. National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan.

  • Areas of Interest

    • Early Film History, Media Industry, East Asian Cinema, Chinese Wenyi Pictures

  • Visiting Positions

    • Visiting Research Fellow. Carsey-Wolf Center, University of California, Santa-Barbara.

    • Visiting Scholar. Institute of Taiwan Literature. National Taiwan University.

    • Visiting Scholar. Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.

    • Visiting Scholar. Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy. Academia Sinica, Taipei.

    • Visiting Professor. Graduate Institute of Taiwanese Literature. Tsing Hua University.

  • Positions Held

    • Visiting Research Fellow. Carsey-Wolf Center, University of California, Santa-Barbara.

    • Director, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU).

    • Associate Director. Academy of Film, HKBU.

    • Professor, Department of Cinema-Television, HKBU.

    • Research Fellow. Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies, HKBU.

    • Fellow. David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, HKBU.

    • Joint Board of HKBU-UIC Fellow. HKBU.

    • Honorary Scholar. School of Continuing Education, HKBU.

    • Director, Centre for Film and Moving Image Research. Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University.

    • Director, Centre for Media and Communication Research, Hong Kong Baptist University.

    • Associate Director, David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.

  • Awards and Honors

    • Distinguished Alumni Award. National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan.

    • Academic Staff Fellowship. Hong Kong Baptist University.

    • Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work. School of Communication, HKBU.

    • Research Award: National Council of Science, Taiwan.

    • Dissertation Fellowship: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.

  • Selected Publications

    Books

    • Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, ed. Early Film Culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Republican China: Kaleidoscopic Histories. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018. 354 pages.

    • 2016 葉月瑜、馮筱才、 劉輝編。《走出上海—早期電影的另類景觀》。北京:北京大學出版社。Emilie Yeh, Xiaocai Feng and Liu Hui eds. Beyond Shanghai: New Perspectives on Early Chinese Cinema. Beijing: Beijing University Press. 489 pages.

    • 2016 葉月瑜,戴樂為。《台灣電影百年漂流:楊德昌、侯孝賢、李安、蔡明亮》。台北:書林出版公司。 Chinese translation of Taiwan Film Directors: A Treasure Island (New York: Columbia University Press 2005). 388 pages.

    • 2015 Abe-Nornes Markus and Emilie Yeh. Staging Memories: Hou Hsiao-hsien’s City of Sadness. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publication. ISBN 978-1-60785-338-1 (paper) ISBN 978-1-60785-339-8 (e-book)

    • 2011 葉月瑜編。《華語電影工業:方法與歷史的新探索》。北京:北京大學出版社。450頁。Emilie Yeh, ed. Rethinking Chinese Film Industry: New Methods, New Histories. Beijing: Beijing University Press, 450 pages.

    • 2011 戴樂為,葉月瑜著,黃慧敏譯。《東亞電影驚奇:中港日韓》 。台北:書林出版公司,350頁。ISBN: 9789574453689. Chinese translation of East Asian Screen Industries (British Film Institute, 2008).

    • 2008 Darrell William Davis and Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. East Asian Screen Industries. London: British Film Institute. 202 pages.

    • 2005 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh and Darrell William Davis. Taiwan Film Directors: A Treasure Island. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. 296 pages.

    • 2005 Sheldon Lu and Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, eds. Chinese-language Film: Historiography, Poetics, Politics. University of Hawai’i Press, 2005. 417 pages. Award: Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title Award, 2005.


    Database:

    • 葉月瑜、馮筱才、劉輝、傅葆石編,《早期華文報紙電影史料庫》。 Emilie Yeh, Feng Xiaocai, Liu Hui and Poshek Fu eds. Early Chinese Film Database. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Baptist University Library, 2015.


    Recent Journal Articles and Book Chapters

    • 2019 Emilie Yueh-yu Yhe. “Early Screen Culture in Colonial Hong Kong (1897-1907).” Transnational Cinemas (forthcoming)

    • 2018 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh and Shi-yan Chao. “Policy and Creative Strategies: Hong Kong CEPA Film in the China Market.” International Journal of Cultural Policy 24.1 (March 2018). DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2018.1448805, 18 pages.

    • 2018 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “Introduction.” Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, ed. Early Film Culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Republican China: Kaleidoscopic Histories. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp. 1-16.

    • 2018 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh and Enoch Yee Lok Tam. “Forming the Movie Field: Film Literati in Republican of China.” Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, ed. Early Film Culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Republican China: Kaleidoscopic Histories. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp. 244-276.

    • 2017 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “September 8, 1989: A City of Sadness.” New Literary History of Modern China. David Der-wei Wang ed. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, pp. 815-820.

    • 2017 Darrell William Davis and Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “Zimuzu, Volunteerism and Media Industry in China.” Media Industries 4.1 (Spring 2017). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/mij.15031809.0004.102

    • 2016 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “Remaking Ozu: Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Café Lumiere.” The Poetics of Chinese Cinema. Gary Bettinson and James Udden eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, pp. 97-118.

    • 2015 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “New Takes on Film Historiography: Republican Cinema Redux: an Introduction.” Journal for Chinese Cinemas 9.1 (March 2015): 1-7.

    • 2015 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “Translating Yingxi: Chinese Film Genealogy and Early Cinema in Hong Kong.” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 9.1 (March 2015): 76-109.

    • 2014 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “Home is Where Hollywood Isn’t: Re-casting East Asian Film Industries.” Media Industries 1.2 (2014): 59-64. http://www.mediaindustriesjournal.org./index.php/mij/article/view/54/114

    • 2014 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “Bentu: Marketplace and Sentiments of Contemporary Taiwan Cinema.” Foreword to a special issue on Taiwan Cinema. Asian Cinema 25.2 (Spring/Summer 2014): 7-13.

    • 2014 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “Montage of Attractions: Juxtaposing Lust, Caution.” Lust/Caution from Eileen Chang to Ang Lee. Peng Xiao-yen and Whitney Dilley eds. New York and London: Routledge, 15-34.

    • 2013 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “A Small History of Wenyi.” Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinema. Carlos Rojas and Eileen Chow eds. Cambridge and New York: Oxford University Press, 225-249.

    • 2012 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “Wenyi and the Branding of Early Chinese Film.” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 6.1: 65-94.

    • 2012 葉月瑜,ダレル.ウィリアム.ディヴィス. 〈朱天文、沈從文との〈めぐりあい〉侯孝賢の自伝映画 〉。小笠原 淳訳。《侯孝賢の詩學と時間のプリズム》。前野みち子,星野幸代,西村正男,薛化元編,名古屋︰あるむARM,頁3-34.

    • 2012 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “Four Women in Chinese Musicals.” The International Film Musical. Corey K. Creekmur and Linda Y. Mokdad eds. Edinburgh University Press, 171-188.

    • 2010 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “Taipei as Shinjuku’s Other.” Cinema at the City’s Edge: Film and Urban Space in East Asia. Yomi Braester and James Tweedie eds. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 55-67.

    • 2010 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “The Deferral of Pan-Asian: A Critical Appraisal of Film Marketization in China.” Re-Orienting Global Communication: Indian and Chinese Media Beyond Borders. Michael Curtin and Hemant Shah eds. University of Illinois Press, 183-200. Reprint: 2013 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “The Deferral of Pan-Asian: A Critical Appraisal of Film Marketization in China.” Chinese Media. Michael Keane and Sun Wanning eds. New York and London: Routledge.

    • 2009 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh and Neda Ng. “Magic, Medicine, Cannibalism: the China Demon in the Hong Kong Horror.” Asian Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Horror Cinema. Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano eds. Hong Kong University Press, 145-159.

    • 2009 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh. “Pitfalls of Cross-cultural Analysis: Chinese Wenyi Film and Melodrama.” Asian Journal of Communication 19.4: 438-452.

    • 2008 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh.〈〈無国籍(ムコクセキ)〉なアジア:台湾空間におけるボーダーレスな冒険〉。菅原慶乃訳。《文本跨界—東亞文化文學研究新嘗試》。松浦恆雄,黃英哲,垂水千惠等編,東京︰研文出版社,頁255-275。 (Japanese translation of the original English article, “Mukokuseki Asia: Borderless Adventures in Taiwan Spaces”)

  • Recent External Research Grants

    • 2017-18 General Research Fund “Screen Practices in Colonial Hong Kong Cinema: A History of Film Exhibition and Reception from 1897 to 1925,” Research Grants Council, Hong Kong. HK$329,320.

    • 2014 General Research Fund “Early Hong Kong Cinema in English-language Document,” Research Grants Council, Hong Kong. HK$90,000.

    • 2013 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange “Wenyi and Film Marketing in Republican China,” US$35,000.

    • 2010-11 General Research Fund “Chinese Film Industry Beyond Shanghai: 1900-1950,” Research Grants Council, Hong Kong. HK$974,000.

    • 2008-9 General Research Fund (formerly known as Competitive Earmarked Research Grant) “On Wenyi: Establishing a Generic and Critical Category in Chinese Film Studies,” Research Grants Council, Hong Kong. HK$654,100.

    • 2006 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange “Hollywood Hegemony and Chinese Film: Analysis of Local Resistance and Global Assimilation,” US$26,240.

  • Recent Conference Presentations

    Keynote

    • 2016 “Projecting the Past: A Little History of Early Cinema in Hong Kong,” Situating Huallywood: Cinematic Interconnections in the Asia-Pacific, Zhejiang University, May 14-15.

    • 2014 “Translating Yingxi: On Early Chinese Film Scholarship.” Early Taiwan Cinema and East Asia: Methodology and Comparative Context. Taipei National University of Arts. April 26.

    • 2011 “Rethinking Chinese Film Industry: New Histories and New Methods.” International Conference on “Chinese-language Film Industry: History, Contemporary Development and Methods.” Shanghai International Film Forum 2011, Shanghai University, June 9-11.

    • 2010 “Bentu: Taiwan Cinema’s Sentiments and Marketplace.” Taiwan Cinema: Yesterday and Today. Asian Institute, University of Toronto, Feb. 26-28, 2010.


    As a presenter

    • 2017 “Colonial Dispositif: Early Hong Kong Screen Culture (1897-1907).” Network of European Cinema Studies Annual Conference. Paris, June 29-July 1.

    • 2017 “Policy and Economy of Co-productions: Hong Kong Cinema in the China Market.” Film Policy Symposium: Film Policies in Transition—Globalization, Digitization and the Rise of Protectionism. King’s College London, June 2.

    • 2017 Workshop on “Teaching International Media Industries.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. Chicago, March 22-27.

    • 2016 “Zimuzu and Connected Viewing in China.” Panel on Privacy, Copyright, and Piracy. ICA Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan. June 9-13.

    • 2015 “Zimuzu and the Media Industry in China.” Beyond “Asian Extremes”: A Workshop on New Media and Cinema Practices in Southeast and East Asia, New York University Asian Film and Media Initiative. May 1-2.

    • 2014 “From Yingxi to Yinghua: Early Chinese Film Genealogy and Early Film in Hong Kong.” The History of Movie Going, Exhibition and Reception Project, NECS 2014 Conference, Milan June 17-20.

    • 2013 “Tokyo Daughters.” 2013 International Conference on Visual Culture. Visual Culture Research Center, Taiwan National Central University, Oct. 24-26.

    • 2013 “Translating Cinema in China: Early Film in Hong Kong.” International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Oct. 3-5.

  • Teaching

    Postgraduate Courses

    • Critical Approaches to Film and Digital Media

    • Communication Research Task Force

    • Classics and Milestones in Communication Research

    • Current Issues in Asian Media

    • Independent Readings in Communication: Film Theory; Hong Kong Auteurs in Hollywood; Theories on Film Politics and Political Cinema; Feminist Film Theory; Youth Culture and Rock’n’Roll; Japanese Horror Film and Motherhood; Chinese Drama Series and Ideology; Chinese Film Musicals; Political Economy of Chinese Film.


    Undergraduate Courses

    • Communication Research Method

    • Communication Theory

    • Film Criticism

    • Television Theory

    • Hong Kong and Taiwan Cinema

    • Studies in Film Directors

    • Studies in Asian Cinema

    • East Asian Cinemas: History and Current Issues

    • History of the Cinema

    • Introduction to Film Studies

  • Curatorship

    • 6x10 Short Film Series, Hong Kong Baptist 60th Anniversary Celebratory Event, June 2016. Curator.

    • Taiwan Film Festival: A Tribute to Hou Hsiao-hsien. Hong Kong Arts Centre, June. Consultant. Promotional Video, 1999.

  • Consultancy

    • Contributor. The Economic Contribution of Hong Kong Film and Television Industry. A statistical report commissioned by Motion Picture Association, USA, Feb. 2010, 25 pages, Artisan Gateway Limited.

    • Consultant and Adjudicator. “Drug Free Community Video, Poster, Slogan and Kindergarten Children Colouring Design Competition.” The Hong Kong Medical Association, 2010.

    • Consultant. Taiwan Cultural Programs. Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Center, Hong Kong, 2004.

    • Advisor. Taiwan Film Festival 2002: A Showcase on Lin Cheng-sheng and other Young Directors. Kwang Hua Culture and Information Center, Hong Kong, June, 2002.

  • Professional Activities

    • 2014. Judge. 2014 Asian Television Awards. Singapore.

    • 2013. Assessor. Arts Development Award. Film and Media Arts Category. Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong SAR Government.

    • 2011 Adjudicator. Local Competition Section. Fresh Wave 2011. Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong SAR Government, Dec. 2011.

    • 2009-2010 Assessor. Arts Development Award. Arts Criticism Category. Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong SAR Government.

    • 2008 Juror. The 44th Golden Horse Film Awards Competition, Taipei.

    • 2004 Juror. The 41st Golden Horse Film Awards Competition, Taipei.

    • 2003 Juror. The 9th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards, Hong Kong, Dec.