Prof. Lo Kwai Cheung
- Professor, Department Head
- Tel3411 5984
- Emailkwaiclo at hkbu.edu.hk
K.C. Lo received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University and has taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology before joining HKBU in 1998. His research interests are Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Ethnic Studies, East-West Comparative Studies, Literary Theory, and Psychoanalysis. He has recently completed a book manuscript on China’s ethnic minority cinema.
- 2022 Jan – 2024 Dec Principal Investigator, Project Title: “Minority Ethnicity Environmental Cinema in China: In Search of Different Imaginaries of Ecological Civilization” (General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grant Committee). HK$ 343,449
- 2018 Jan – 2019 Jun Principal Investigator, Project Title: “Constructing a Multiethnic China: A Book Project on Ethnic Minority Cinema as Indicator of Socio-Political Conditions of Modern Nation-Building” (General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grant Committee). HK$ 255,240
- 2012 Jan – 2014 Dec Principal Investigator, Project Title: “Rethinking Asianism As Alternatives: Film, Cultural Production, and Non-State Agency” (General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grant Committee). HK$ 286,061
- 2009 Oct – 2012 June Principal Investigator, Project Title: “Other Chinese(s): Investigating Ethnic Minority Film of China” (General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grant Committee). HK$ 483,640
- 2005 Oct – 2007 Dec Principal Investigator, Project Title: “Asian Masculinities and a Query into Universality” (Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, Hong Kong Research Grant Committee). HK$ 278,400
- 2005 Aug – 2006 Feb Principal Investigator, “Multi-Racial HongKongese” (Book Project commissioned by Hong Kong SAR Government). HK$ 75,000
- 2002 Aug – 2004 Feb Principal Investigator, Project Title: “Transnational Reconstruction of Chineseness in Film and Literature” (Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, Hong Kong Research Grant Committee). HK$ 194,480
- “From Manchukuo to Hong Kong: Postcolonizing Asian Colonial Experiences.” In Siting Postcoloniality: Critical Perspectives from Sino East Asia. Ed. Pheng Cheah and Caroline S. Hau. Duke University Press, forthcoming.
- “Screening Ecological Changes across Cultural Tibet at the threshold of the Invisible.” In The Tibetan Cultural Boom Inside China: The Politics of Survival and Revival. Ed. Chris Berry, Anup Grewal and Françoise Robin. Lexington Books, forthcoming.
- “Animals, Ethnic Minorities, Ecological Concerns in Chinese Digital Cinema” and “Introduction: Impoverishing the Anthropocene with Chinese Characteristics.” Chinese Shock of Anthropocene: the Making of Image, Music and Text in the Age of Climate Change. Ed. Kwai-Cheung Lo and Jessica Yeung. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 1-18; 225-248.
- “Resistant Narratives at the Edge of the Sovereign State: Pirate Ocean and Farmer Enclave in Hong Kong, 1950s-2010s.” Hong Kong Studies 2.2 (Fall 2019): 107-123.
- “De-地.” 香港關鍵詞：想像新未來Hong Kong Keywords. Ed. Stephen Chu. Hong Kong: the Chinese University Press, 2019. 173-183.
- “Hate-Loving Nation-State: Theorizing Asian Nationalist Affects.” Precarious Belongings: Affect and Nationalism in Asia. Ed. Chih-ming Wang and Daniel PS Goh. London & New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 19-38.
- 非虛構作業 (Non-Fiction Productions). Series of「香港散文十二家」. Hong Kong: Zhonghua Book, 2017. 221p.
- “Tech-Noir: A Subgenre may not exist in Hong Kong Science Fiction Films.” Hong Kong Neo-Noir. Eds. Esther Yau and Tony Williams. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017. 140-155.
- “What’s Love Got to do with Ethnic Tensions in Hong Kong?” Visuality, Emotion and Minority Culture: Feeling Ethnic. Ed. John Nguyet Erni. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2017. 111-129.
- “The Struggle between Subaltern Nationalisms and the Nation-State in the Digital Age: China and its Ethnic Minorities.” Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia. Eds. Larissa Hjorth and Olivia Khoo. London & New York: Routledge, 2016. 352-363.
- 有時沒口哨：故事共生集 (Sporadic Whistles: Symbiotic Narratives). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Literature Press, 2015. 360p.
- “Hong Kong Cinema as Ethnic Borderland.” A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema. Eds. Esther M.K. Cheung, Gina Marchetti, and Esther C.M. Yau. Malden, M.A.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015. 71-88.