Principal Investigator:

Professor Gina Marchetti
Professor Gina Marchetti

Gina Marchetti teaches courses in film, gender and sexuality, critical theory and cultural studies at the University of Hong Kong.  She is the author of Romance and the “Yellow Peril”: Race, Sex and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction (Berkeley:  University of California, 1993), From Tian’anmen to Times Square:  Transnational China and the Chinese Diaspora on Global Screens (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006), and The Chinese Diaspora on American Screens:  Race, Sex, and Cinema (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012), Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s INFERNAL AFFAIRS—The Trilogy (Hong Kong:  Hong Kong University Press, 2007), and Citing China:  Politics, Postmodernism, and World Cinema (Hawai’i, 2018), among other publications.


Research Team:

hkwfm_iris_smallIris Eu graduated from The College of William and Mary with an MA in American Studies. Her thesis explored two instances of the transcultural performance of Asian American identity in Hong Kong English language amateur theatre versions of American stage shows, using an interdisciplinary approach of literary analysis and ethnography situated within the framework of performance theory and the colonial history of Hong Kong. She joined this project near its completion and enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about Hong Kong cinema and women filmmakers. Her current interests beyond theatre and film lie in British and American popular YouTube culture, internet fandoms, internet memes, and the role the internet plays in changing and influencing education and pedagogy.


Derek Lam
Derek Lam

Derek Lam majored in English as an undergraduate at Cornell University.  He obtained an M.F.A. degree in film directing at Columbia University before working on his Ph.D. dissertation (“The Cinema of Development: Class Factors and Global Trends in Hong Kong Cinema”) at the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Comparative Literature.




Man-man Wong
Man-man Wong

Man-man Wong is currently a research assistant in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. Her contribution to the website includes research of basic information (filmography, online materials, links and bibliography) and construction of the website. She is interested in Danish cinema, new technology in the film industry, social media networks, and museum studies.



Xavier Tam

Xavier Tam completed his MPhil thesis, titled “Between Penumbrae and Shadow: Contextualizing Transnational Queer Chinese Cinemas”, in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. Previously he co-founded and chaired the Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival. Recently he set up two initiatives for advancing Deaf filmmaking in Hong Kong: NAUWU Studio and Deafhood TV. His debut Deaf short film Why Signed Songs?  (co-directed and co-produced with Hong Kong female Deaf independent filmmaker Sammie Wong [a.k.a. Deaf Joyce]) was premiered at 17:e Dövfilmfestival (17th Deaf Film Festival) in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests include Deaf Cinema and Deaf Film Festivals, Deafhood Studies, De’VIA (Deaf View/Image Art) as well as Queer Asian Cinema. Last but not least, he is a feminist.



Louis Lu

Louis Lu graduated from The University of Hong Kong with an MA degree in Literary and Cultural Studies. He is currently the research assistant of Professor Gina Marchetti. He is interested in World Cinema, film-philosophy and the theorization of post-humanism, non-human turn as well as contemporary ecology.