B.A. (HKU), M.A. (Warwick), M.A. (Jean-Moulin Lyon III), Ph.D. (HKU)
MALCS Programme Coordinator
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH BIO
Winnie Yee is Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature and Programme Coordinator of MA in Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Hong Kong. In 2019-20, she is 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, independent cinema, literary and cultural theories, world literature, and postcolonial theories. She is co-editor of Narrating Hong Kong Culture and Identity (Oxford UP) and has published on Hong Kong and Chinese independent cinema and literature. Her works have appeared in Communication and the Public, Environment, Space, Place, Situations, Jump Cut, Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, among other places. She is currently working on a book project exploring the relationship between ecopoetics and Chinese independent film scene, and an edited volume on Asian Ecocinema.
JOURNAL ARTICLES (SELECTED)
“Reinventing “Nature”: A Study of Ecotopian and Cultural Imaginaries in Hong Kong Literature.” PRISM (forthcoming 2020).
“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.
“Green Activism in the City: Hong Kong Independent Ecofilms in the Post-2008 Era.” Situations 11:1 (2018): 39-57.
“Fashion, Affect, and Poetry in a Global City.” Environment, Space, Place 8:1 (Spring 2016): 93-128.
“Temporalizing Urban Space: The Making of Place by Three Hong Kong Writers.” Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 1.2 (2014): 295-303.
“Hong Kong’s Liminal Spaces: Unveiling Nature and Identity in Tsang Tsui-shan’s Big Blue Lake.” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media 55 (Fall 2013). Web. 29 Nov. 2013.
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.
“The Formation of Reading Communities: An Analysis of Bestsellers in Post-Socialist China.” Transforming Book Culture in China, 1600-2016. Eds. Daria Berg and Giorgio Strafella. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 2016. 131-146.
“Displacing Home, Homing Displacement: Jia Zhangke and His Dialogic Experiments in Chinese Urban Cinema.” Home: Concepts, Constructions, and Contexts. Eds. Cecile Sandten and Kathy-Ann Tan. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. 2016. 151-162.
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 – ongoing)
“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 – ongoing)
“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)
International Conference on “Contextualizing Asian Ecocinema: Past and Future”, funded by Strategic Research Theme: China-West Studies. Project Date: 11/02/2016 – 30/06/2016 (completed)
COURSES TAUGHT AT THE DEPARTMENT
CLIT2001 Comparative Studies of Literary and Visual Narratives
Taught Postgraduate Courses (MALCS):
CLIT7005 Approaches to Literary and Cultural Studies
CLIT7011 Hong Kong and beyond
CLIT7012 Dissertation Seminar