Dr. Winnie L. M. Yee 余麗文

• B.A. (HKU), M.A. (Warwick), M.A. (Jean-Moulin Lyon III), Ph.D. (HKU)
• MALCS Programme Coordinator
• RRST* 9.38
• yeelmw@hku.hk
• 3917 2869

Personal Bio:
Winnie Yee is Programme Coordinator of MA in Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Hong Kong. In 2019-20, she was a fellow in Rachel Carson Center for the Environment and Society at LMU Munich. Her research interests are eco-criticism, contemporary Chinese literature and film, Hong Kong culture, Asian independent cinema, and postcolonial theories. She is currently working on a book project exploring the relationship between ecopoetic, Chinese literature and independent film scene, and an edited volume on lives of the Deltas.

Journal Articles (selected):
“Ghostly Chronotopes: Spectral Cityscapes in Post-2000 Chinese Literature.” PRISM (forthcoming)
“Ecopoetry as Method: Reading Gary Snyder as a Cultural Mediator between China and the World”. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (forthcoming)
“Denaturalizing Natural Tropes: Thinking through Ecocritical Discourse in Post-handover Hong Kong.” Cultural Studies (2021) DOI:10.1080/09502386.2021.1912800
“Reinventing “Nature”: A Study of Ecotopian and Cultural Imaginaries in Hong Kong Literature.” PRISM 17:2 (2020):244-263.
“Of Activism and the Land: Ecological and Utopian Visions of Post-Handover Hong Kong Documentaries.” Ex-position, Issue No. 42 (December 2019): 119-137.
“Decoding The Trading Floor: Charting a Postcolonial Hong Kong Identity through the TV Screen.” SERIES, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Winter 2019): 83-94.
“Editorial, Special Issue Introduction: Why Asian Ecocinema?” Asian Cinema 30.2 (2019): 159-168.
“The Post-urban Gaze and Hong Kong Independent Cinema: An Ecofeminist Perspective.” Asian Cinema 30.2 (2019): 219-234.
“Writing the Therapeutic Waterscape: Bodies, Memories, and Nature in Post-Socialist
Chinese Texts.” Communication and the Public 3:4 (2018): 322-334.

Book Chapters (selected):
“Nature in the City: A Study of Hong Kong’s Independent Eco-film Festival.” Ecology and Chinese-Language Cinema: Reimagining a Field. Eds. Sheldon Lu & Haomin Gong. London & New York: Routledge. 2020. 48-64.
“Contemplating Land: An Ecocritique of Hong Kong.” Chinese Environmental Humanities: Practices of Environing at the Margins. Ed. Chia-ju Chang. NY: Palgrave Macmillan. 2019.271-288.
“Local Stories, Global Catastrophe: Reconstructing Nation, Asian Cinema, and Asian Eco-consciousness in Japan’s 3.11 Films.” (co-author with Kiu-wai Chu). The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema. Eds. Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park, et al. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2018. 667-687.
“Vibrant Objects, Shifting Perspectives: Understanding Hong Kong Poetry as Method.” Hong Kong Culture and Society in the New Millennium: Hong Kong as Method. Ed. Yiu-wai Chu. Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017. 151-164.

Research (as Principal Investigator):
“Manufacturing Environmental Imaginations: An Analysis of Ecodocumentaries in the Age of Asia”, funded by Seed Funding for Basic Research, (May 2019 – completed)

“The Politics of Ruins and Everyday Life: Studies of Chinese Urban Texts in the 2000s” RGC General Research Fund (GRF), (Project No. 17616817. August 2017 – completed)

“From Landscape to Waterscape: Place-(Un)Making in Contemporary Chinese-language Films”, funded by Seed Funding for Basic Research
Project Date: 01/05/2016 – 31/10/2017 (completed)

Fellowship & International Collaboration
2021-22 Visiting Fellow at the Joint Center for Advanced Studies “Worldmaking from a Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China”, University of Heidelberg (1 June – 31 July, 2022)
2020-25 Invited Partner of Asia-Norway Environmental Storytelling Network (ANEST), funded by Research Council of Norway, led by Prof. Finn Arne Jørgensen (University of Stavanger, Norway)
2019-20 Visiting Fellow at Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU, Munich.

Courses taught at the Department

Undergraduate Courses:
• CLIT2001 Comparative Studies of Literary and Visual Narratives
• CLIT2066 Postmodernism

Taught Postgraduate Courses (MALCS):
• CLIT7005 Approaches to Literary and Cultural Studies
• CLIT7011 Hong Kong and beyond
• CLIT7012 Dissertation Seminar
• CLIT7013 Postmodernism