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I am a native English and Cantonese speaker and have native fluency in Putonghua. I hold degrees in three disciplines and two languages. A comparatist by training and profession, I am currently teaching  Comparative Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University and a member of _boundary 2: an international journal of literature and culture_ masthead. Before joining Baptist, I held a lectureship at Oxford University’s Institute for Chinese Studies and a research fellowship at the University of Hong Kong. I am a comparatist in modern literary and cultural studies focusing on Chinese humanities and Euro-American criticism and literature. My efforts to publish consistently on intellectual work important to world literature and cultures speak for my commitment to forging an ethical, critical, and creative line in the humanities -- a line that seeks to work across disciplinary, cultural, and geo-national boundaries.

Research Interests

Animal Studies, Modern Literary Criticism, World Literature and Culture, The Modern Intellectual

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Oxford


Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Mphil, The University of Hong Kong


Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

External positions

boundary 2: an international journal of literature and culture

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