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 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):
“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.
"The Poetics of Diasporas: Reconceptualizing Home and Identity in Two Hong Kong Poets." Tamkang Review 40.2 (June 2010): 41-77.
Book Chapters (selected):
“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, 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