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Dr. Alvin Wong

Academic and Research Bio

Alvin K. Wong is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD in Literature from the University of California, San Diego and taught at Yonsei University before joining HKU recently. His research spans across the fields of Hong Kong literature and culture, Chinese literary and cultural studies, Sinophone studies, queer theory, transnational feminism, and the environmental humanities. He is currently writing a book titled Queer Anti-capital, which examines queer cultural encounters with late capitalism across different Sinophone contexts of postsocialist China, postcolonial Hong Kong, and post-Martial Law Taiwan.

Dr. Wong has published in journals such as Journal of Lesbian Studies, Gender, Place & Culture, Culture, Theory, and Critique, Concentric, and Interventions as well as in edited volumes such as Transgender China (Palgrave, 2012), Queer Sinophone Cultures (Routledge, 2013), Filming the Everyday (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), and Hong Kong Keywords (The Chinese University Press, forthcoming). A comprehensive list of his publications can be found here: https://hku-hk.academia.edu/AlvinKWong. At HKU, he will contribute to the Common Core curriculum on Hong Kong culture and globalization and offer courses related to Hong Kong literature and culture, feminism, queer theory, and film and media studies.

Courses

Undergraduate Courses:

  • CLIT2065 Hong Kong Culture: Representations of Identity in Literature and Film (Spring 2019)
  • CLIT2089 Culture and ‘Queer’ Theory (Fall 2018)
  • CCGL9002 Hong Kong Culture in the Context of Globalization (Fall 2018, Spring 2019)

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