Winnie Yee is Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature and Programme Coordinator of MA in Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Hong Kong. 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, 2003) and has published on Hong Kong and Chinese independent cinema, Chinese writers Yu Jian, Dung Kai-cheung, Natalia Chan and Wong Bik-wan in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Her works have appeared in Environment, Space, Place; Jump Cut, Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, Tamkang Review, The Epoch Poetry Quarterly and Critical Methodology and the Study of Chinese Fictions 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):
"Green Activism in the City: Hong Kong Independent Ecofilms in the Post-2008 Era." Situations 11:1 (forthcoming, 2018)
“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.
"The Poetics of Diasporas: Reconceptualizing Home and Identity in Two Hong Kong Poets." Tamkang Review 40.2 (June 2010): 41-77.
Book Chapters (selected):
"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, Contexts. Eds. Cecile Sandten and Kathy-Ann Tan. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2016. 151-162.
Research (as Principal Investigator):
Principal Investigator of "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 Programme 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)
Gender and Everyday Life: Translating and Analyzing Natalia Chan’s The Flying Coffin (Fei Tian Guan Cai 飛天棺材)(as P-I since March 2015), funded by Louis Cha Fund – Chinese Studies.
Project Date: 01/01/2012 – 31/12/2015 (completed)
Courses taught at the Department
Taught Postgraduate Courses (MALCS):
*RRST: Run Run Shaw Tower