LAM Nga Li

Dr LAM Nga Li 林雅莉博士

MPhil (HKBU)

Lecturer, Department of Social Science

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    Dr LAM obtained her doctoral degree in Humanities from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with her dissertation on the amusement halls of Early Republican Shanghai. She has been teaching film courses here as well as at HKUST before joining the department as a full-time faculty. Her research covers films, periodicals and popular culture of modern China, particularly those of Republican Shanghai and Colonial Hong Kong.

  • Research Interests

    Periodical Studies; Popular Culture; Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

  • Publications

    • “Women as Pleasure Seekers: Courtesans, Actresses and Female Visitors in the Amusement Halls of Early Republican Shanghai” in Journal of Urban History. First Published March 30, 2018.
    • Co-translated with Carlos Rojas and others, Revolution and Form: Literary Modernity in Mao Dun’s Early Fiction. ‎Leiden: Brill. 2018.
    • “Ximi qingren: Ren Jianhui de fanchuan yanchu yu guan ying xingtai.” 戲迷情人:任劍輝的反串演出與觀影形態 [The Diva: Cross-dressing Performance and Spectatorship of Yam Kim-fai] Film Appreciation Journal 116 (2003): 45-53.
  • Presentations (Selected)

    • “Gonghe.rexue.xianggang – zhongdu Rexuehen shuiji 共和.熱血‧香港:重讀《熱血痕說集》 (The Republic.Hot-blooded.Hong Kong – a rereading of The Collected Tales of Traces of the Hot-Bloodedness).” Paper presented for Between Old and New Values: International Conference on Transitions in Literature and Culture from Late Qing to Early Republican China, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25 June 2016.
    • “Gonghe di xiangxiang wusi di zhonggou 共和的想像 五四的重構—從《熱血痕說集》說起 (The Collected Tales of Traces of the Hot-Bloodedness: Imagination of the republic and the reconstruction of the May Fourth).” at Workshop on Journalism and Literature, Duke Kunshan University, 25 April 2016.
    • “Women as pleasure-seekers in the amusement halls of early republican Shanghai.” Paper presented for AAS Conference 2016, Seattle, 2 April 2016.
    • “One May Fourth, Two Popular Cultures: A Preliminary Study of May Fourth Movement in Shanghai’s and Hong Kong’s Popular Writings.” Paper presented for ACCL, Fudan University, Shanghai, 20 June 2015.
    • “The Popular Aspect of May Fourth: New World, Yaofeng Rikan, and Film Culture of the Late 1910s in Shanghai.” Paper presented for The Creation of the Vernacular in the 20th Century China, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 16 August 2013.
    • “An Entertainment Industry in Transition: From the Rise of Amusement Halls to the Fall of youxichang bao.” Paper presented for In “Transformation”: Assessing Architectural and Urban Change in Modern China, Hong Kong University, 25 May 2013.
    • “Yaofeng Rikan and the Popular Aspect of May Fourth.” Paper presented at UCLA, Los Angeles, 18 August, 2012.
    • “Wing-On Monthly and Consumer Culture in War-time Shanghai.” Paper presented for The 2nd Annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities, Stanford University, Stanford, April 23, 2011.
    • “Xiyi Liang Shanbo yu Zhu Yingtai: Shaoshi huangmeidiao dianying kaichuang xing lice.” 細繹《梁山伯與祝英台》:邵氏黃梅調電影開創性蠡測 [Close-reading The Love Eterne: A Preliminary Study on the Innovativeness of Shaws’ Huangmeidiao Films] Paper presented for The Centenary of Chinese Cinema: Influence of Shaw Brothers, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, Jan 12-13, 2006.
  • Courses

    GEN1000 Perspectives on General Education
    GEN1015 Film and Society