Hong Kong Women Filmmakers

Yau, Ching

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Yau, Ching – Critical Biography  Top

Yau Ching

Yau Ching

As an undergraduate, Yau Ching studied comparative literature at the University of Hong Kong. She went on to study media arts in the United States and United Kingdom, obtaining her master’s degree from The New School for Social Research in New York, and her PhD from the University of London’s Royal Holloway College. During her stay in New York, Yau also participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program, where she focused on studio art. Working as both artist and scholar, Yau has produced a series of prize-winning film and video shorts (awarded at such festivals and venues as the Taiwan International Documentary Biennial, the Brno16 Film Festival, Tokyo’s Image Forum, and the Hong Kong Independent Film and Video Awards), media installations (at the Young-un Museum of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, and the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art) and critical works in film studies. Her scholarly work includes her English-language study of Hong Kong’s neglected woman director, Tang Shu Shuen (Filming Margins, Hong Kong University Press, 2004) and Sexing Shadows: A Study of Representation of Gender and Sexuality in Hong Kong Cinema (in Chinese, published by Hong Kong Film Critics Society, 2005). Yau’s sole feature to date as a writer-director is Ho Yuk: Let’s Love Hong Kong (2002), a drama involving cybersex and a lesbian love triangle set against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s real-estate market. It won the Critics’ Grand Prix for Fiction at the Figueira da Foz International Film Festival in Portugal.

filmoFilmography   Top

Feature Films:

Role Title (English) Title (Chinese) Year
Director We are Alive 壞孩子 2009
Director Shortcuts to Classical Music N/A 2006
Director
Writer
Ho Yuk: Let’s Love Hong Kong 好郁 2002
Director Diasporama: Dead Air 另起爐灶之耳仔痛 1997

Shorts:

Role Title (English) Title (Chinese) Year
Director In My Father’s House N/A 2004
Director Suet-Sin’s Sisters 雪仙的妹妹 1999
Director Finding Oneself 搵自己 1999
Director I’m Starving 我餓 1998
Director June 30, 1997 慶回歸 1997
Director Video Letters 1-3 錄像書簡 1993
Director Flow 1993
Director The Ideal/Na(rra)tion 理想家國 1993
Director Is There Anything Specific You Want Me To Tell You About? N/A 1992


reviewReviews   Top

We are Alive (2009):

Shuengit / Swann Jie – We are Alive! Yau Ching

 

Ho Yuk: Let’s Love Hong Kong (2002): 

E Film Critic – Ho Yuk – Let’s Love Hong Kong

The New York Times – Let’s Love Hong Kong (2002)

 

Others:

E Ren Lai Magazine – Interview with director Yau Ching (游靜) (Video material)

EVE NG – THE WORK OF HONG KONG FILMMAKER YAU CHING

Marchetti, Gina. “Interview with Yau Ching: Filming Women in Hong Kong’s Queerscape.” Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier, eds. Cheung, Esther M.K., Gina Marchetti and Tan See Kam. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011. 213-24. Print.

Ying E Chi – 《壞孩子》導演游靜訪談 (香港獨立電影節 HKIndieFF 2010) (Chinese only, video material)

 

linkLinks   Top

Asia Art Achive – YAU Ching

Centre for Cinema Studies, Lingnan University – YAU Ching

Hong Kong Cinemagic – YAU CHING (2)

IMDB – Yau Ching

Montalvo Arts Centre, CA – YAU CHING

Nutong Xueshe (NTXS) – YAU Ching

 

biblioBibliography   Top

  1. As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Ed. Yau, Ching. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010. Print.
  2. Feeley, Jennifer. “Heartburn on a Map Called Home: Yau Ching and the (Im)Possibility of Hong Kong Poetry as Chinese Poetry.” Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 10.1 (June 2010): 134. Print.
  3. Leung, Helen Hok-Sze. “Let’s Love Hong Kong: A Queer Look at Cosmopatriotism.” Thamyris/Intersecting: Place, Sex & Race 16.1 (November 2007): 21. Print.
  4. Marchetti, Gina. “Interview with Yau Ching: Filming Women in Hong Kong’s Queerscape.” Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier, eds. Cheung, Esther M.K., Gina Marchetti and Tan See Kam. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011. 213-24. Print.
  5. Reynaud, Bérénice. “Yau Ching.” Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture. Ed. Davis, Edward L. New York: Routledge, 2005. 967. Print.
  6. Tang, Denise Tse Shang. “A Dialogue on Intimacy with Chan Kwok Chan in Yau Ching’s Ho Yuk: Let’s Love Hong Kong.” Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context 14 (November 2006). Print.
  7. Yau, Ching. “Bridges and Battles.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 12.4 (2006): 605-07. Print.
  8. —. “Dreaming of Normal While Sleeping with Impossible: Introduction.” As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Ed. Yau, Ching. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010. 1-14. Print.
  9. —. Filming Margins: Tang Shu Shuen, a Forgotten Hong Kong Woman Director. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2004. Print.
  10. —. “Hong Kong Cinema under Western Eyes.” Xpressions May 10 1999. Print.
  11. —. “Many and Two of (a) Kin(D): An Imaginary Dialogue with Hong Kong Independent Filmmaker Yau Ching.” Berliner China-Hefte/ Chinese History and Society 40 (2012): 127-37. Print.
  12. —. “Porn Power: Sexual and Gender Politics in Li Han-Hsiang’s Fengyue Films.” As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Ed. Yau, Ching. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010. 111-32. Print.
  13. —. Two Poems. March 2013. Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Hong Kong.
  14. —. “Where Do We Go from Here? – Hong Kong Cinema after 1997.” Flash Art International Spring (2002): 12. Print.