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Dr. CHOW Yiu Fai | 周耀輝博士

Associate Professor

Office: RRS 608

Tel: 3411 5582

Email: yfchow@hkbu.edu.hk

Chow Yiu Fai received his PhD degree at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam. Currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of Hong Kong Baptist University, Chow’s research fields include gender and sexuality, creative practices and cultural studies at large. His monograph, titled Caring in Times of Precarity: A Study of Single Women Doing Creative Work in Shanghai, is published by Palgrave-Macmillan. His co-authored book Sonic Multiplicities: Hong Kong Pop and the Global Circulation of Sound and Image (Intellect) is also available in Chinese. Chow has published numerous articles in top-tier journals. Next to his academic work, Chow is also an award-winning writer. He released his first lyrics in 1989. Since then he has penned some 1,000 lyrical works for a diversity of pop artists in Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China. In addition to many lyrics awards, Chow’s prose work A Long, Long Farewell won the Recommendation Prize of the biennale Hong Kong Literary Awards (Essays). Lately, Chow has been increasingly involved in multi-media and visual art projects.

2018-2019, P.I., “Different Ages, Different Precarities? A Study of Single Women Doing Creative Work in Shanghai from the Perspective of Age”, General Research Fund (GRF), UGC, Hong Kong.

2014-15, P.I. “Made in Hong Kong, Created in China? A Study on Creative Brain Drain from Hong Kong to Mainland China,” Early Career Scheme (ECS), UGC, Hong Kong

2013-16, Research Affiliate, “Creating the ‘new’ Asian woman: Entanglements of urban space, cultural encounters and gendered identities in Shanghai and Delhi,” Humanities in European Research Area (HERA) Joint Research Programme “Cultural Encounters”, EU

2005-2011, PhD candidate, “The Banana [Re]Public: A study of trans/national popular culture consumption among young Chinese living in the Netherlands,” University of Amsterdam, NL

 

PUBLICATIONS – ACADEMIC

 

Journal Articles

1. Chow, Y. F. (under review). Love, Labour, Lost: Creative Class Mobility and Stories of Loss. for special issue on mobility in Cultural Studies.

2. Chow, Y.F. (2018). Yao, More or Less Human: An Essay. Transgender Quarterly.5 (3):  464-472. https://doi.org/10.1215/23289252-6901314

3.Chow, Y.F. (2017). Exploring creative class mobility: Hong Kong creative workers in Shanghai and Beijing. Eurasian Geography & Economics. 58(4): 361-385. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15387216.2017.1365311

4. Schmidt, L., Chow, Y.F. & De Kloet, J. (2017).From handover to leftover – Tatming, Umbrellas, and the postcolonial ruins of Hong Kong. 10(1): 119–145 Situations.

5. Chow, Y.F. (2017). Hong Kong Creative Workers in Mainland China: The Aspirational, the Precarious, the Ethical. China Information. 31(1): 43-62.

6. Chow, Y.F., Van Wichelen, S. & De Kloet, J. (2016). Introduction: At home in Asia? Place-making, belonging and citizenship in the Asian Century. International Journal of Cultural Studies. 19(3): 243-256.

7. Chow, Y. F. (2014). The inevitable III: Screens on screens, an artistic attempt. Situations 7(2): 87-104.

8. Chow, Y. F. (2014). Creative industries, showbiz and sexualized young women: The Hong Kong Book Fair. Communication, Culture and Critique 7(4): 595-611.

9. Kuipers, G., Chow, Y. F.  & van der Laan, E.  (2014).Vogueand the possibility of cosmopolitics : Race, health and cosmopolitan engagement in the global beauty industry. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 37(12): 2158-2175.

10. Chow, Y. F. & De Kloet, J. (2014). The specter of Europe: Knowledge, Cultural Studies and the ‘Rise of Asia’. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 17: 3-15.

11. Special issue ‘Cultural studies, Europe, and the ‘Rise of Asia’” with European Journal of Cultural Studies (2014), 17: 3-89. (co-edited with De Kloet, J.).

12. Chow, Y. F. & De Kloet, J. (2013). Flânerie and Acrophilia in the Postmetropolis - Rooftops in Hong Kong Cinema. Journal of Chinese Cinemas, 7(2): 139-155.

13. Chow, Y. F. (2011). Hope against hopes: Diana Zhu and the transnational politics of Chinese popular music. Cultural Studies, 25(6): 783-808.

14. Chow, Y. F. & De Kloet, J. (2011). Blowing in the China Wind: Engagements with Chineseness in Hong Kong’s zhongguofengmusic videos. Visual Anthropology, 24: 59-76.

15. Chow, Y. F. (winter 2011). Moving, sensing intersectionality: A case study of Miss China Europe. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 36(2): 411-436.

16. De Kloet, J.,  Chow, Y. F., & Leung, H. H-s. (2010). “Towards an Ethics of Slowness in an Era of Academic Corporatism.” EspacesTemps.net. Available at http://www.espacestemps.net/document8318.html.

17. Chow, Y. F. (2009). Me and the Dragon: A Lyrical Engagement with the Politics of Chinenesness.    Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 10(4): 544-564.

18. Chow, Y. F. (2009). Multicultural schizophrenia: “You are different, you are Chinese”. Amsterdam Social Science, 1(4): 45-52.

19. De Kloet, J., & Chow, Y. F. (2009). All That Melts into Bits and Bytes Becomes Solid. Journal of Chinese Cinemas, 3(1): 79-82.

20. Chow Y. F. (2008). Martial Arts Films and Dutch-Chinese Masculinities: Smaller Is Better. China Information, XXII(2): 331-359.

21. Chow, Y. F., & de Kloet, J. (2008). Building Memories: A Study of Pop Venues in Hong Kong. Berliner-China Hefte/Chinese History and Society, 34: 53-62.

22. Chow, Y. F., & de Kloet, J. (2008). The Production of Locality in Global Pop: A Comparative Study of Pop Fans in the Netherlands and Hong Kong. Participations 5(2). Available at http://www.participations.org/Volume%205/Issue%202/5_02_chowdekloet.htm

23. Chow, Y. F., Zwier, S., & van Zoonen, L. (2008). Bananen, modelminderheid en integratie: mediagebruik en identificaties onder jonge Chinezen in Nederland (Bananas, model minority and integration: media use and identifications among young Chinese in the Netherlands). Migrantenstudies24(1): 72 - 85.

24. De Kloet, J., & Chow, Y. F. (1999).  Voices from the Margin. CHIME - Journal of the European Foundation for Chinese Music Research, 10-11: 123-128.

 

Editing special issues

1. Platformization of Chinese Society. Chinese Journal of Communication. (in preparation, co-editing with Zeng, G., Poell, T. & De Kloet, J.)

2. At home in Asia? Place-making, belonging and citizenship in the Asian Century. International Journal of Cultural Studies (2016), 19(3): 243-353. (co-edited with Van Wichelen, S. & De Kloet, J.)

3. Cultural studies, Europe, and the ‘Rise of Asia’ withEuropean Journal of Cultural Studies (2014), 17: 3-89. (co-edited with De Kloet, J.).

 

Books

1. Chow, Y.F. (2019). Caring in Times of Precarity: A Study of Single Women Doing Creative Work in Shanghai. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp.346.

2. Chow, Y. F., & De Kloet, J. (2015). 多重奏:香港流行音樂聲像的全球流動 (Chinese edition of Sonic Multiplicities: Hong Kong Pop and the Global Circulation of Sound and Image; translated by Wang, R.) Hong Kong: Chinese University Hong Kong Press

3. Chow, Y. F., & De Kloet, J. (2013). Sonic Multiplicities: Hong Kong Pop and the Global Circulation of Sound and Image. Bristol: Intellect.

 

Edited Books

1. Chong, G.P.L., De Kloet, J., & Chow, Y.F. (eds.) (in preparation, co-editing, co-writing introductory chapter, co-writing one chapter). Trans-Asia as Method: Theory and Practices. London, New York: Rowman and Littlefield.

2. De Kloet, J. and Chow, Y.F. (eds.) (in preparation, co-editing and contributing one piece of text). Book of Failure.

3. De Kloet, J., Chow, Y.F., & Scheen, L. (eds.) (final manuscript submitted, ready for publication), co-editing and co-writing introductory chapter). You Must Create? Boredom, Shanzhai and Digitization in the Time of ‘Creative China’.Amsterdam University Press.

 

Book Chapters

1. Chow, Y.F. (2019). Diaspora As Method, Music As Hope. In Bull, M. (ed.) Routledge Companion to Sound Studies. London, New York: Routledge.

2. Chow, Y.F. (accepted for publication). 青春:時間政治的一種 (Ching-chun as a Form of Chronopolitics). In 《香港關鍵詞2017.

3. De Kloet, J. & Chow, Y.F. (2017). Shanzhai Culture, Dafen Art and Copyrights. In Berry, C. & Tsai, E. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture. New York, London: Routledge, 229-241

4. Chow, Y.F. (2017). Subcultures: Role of the media. In Roessler, P. & Van Zoonen, L. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Media Studies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118783764.wbieme0175.

5. Chow, Y.F. & De Kloet, J. (accepted for publication). Out in the Undercurrents: Queer Politics in Hong Kong Popular Music. In Maus, F. (ed.) Oxford Handbook on Queerness and Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

6.Kuipers, G., Chow, Y. F.  & van der Laan, E.  (2015).Vogueand the possibility of cosmopolitics : Race, health and cosmopolitan engagement in the global beauty industry. In Levitt, P. & Nyiri, P. (eds.).Books, Bodies and Bronzes: Comparing Sites of Global Citizenship Creation. London and New York: Routledge, 10-27. (Reprint of Ethnic and Racial Studies article under the same title.)

7.Chow, Y. F. (2015). 我,我們,我們的流行曲 in 文潔華編《廣東文化及其再現》. Hong Kong: Commercial Press, 35-51.

8.Chow, Y. F. & De Kloet, J. (2014). Nirvana,張藝謀,亞洲的角色:視覺與批判in 羅貴祥編《再見亞洲:全球化時代的結構與重建》(Resighting Asia: Deconstruction and Reinvention in the Global Era). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 165-176.

9.Chow, Y. F. (2013). 流,動,顛覆的可能:香港流行音樂邊緣化?in 彭麗君編《邊城對話:香港。中國。邊緣。邊界》. Hong Kong: Chinese University Hong Kong Press, 233-258.

10.Chow, Y. F. & De Kloet, J. (2012). Blowing in the China Wind: Engagements with Chineseness in Hong Kong’s zhongguofeng music videos. In Chan, Kwok-bun (ed.), Hybrid Hong Kong. New York, London: Routledge. (Reprint of Visual Anthropology article under the same title.)

11. Chow, Y. F. (2009). 香港始終有紅館. The Hong Kong Coliseum is still there. In Kung, Chi Shing, Suart, Peter, Lo, Yin Shan and Doran, Valerie (eds.), 盒子經:對話 The Box Book: Conversations. Hong Kong: MCCM Creations, 42-45.

12. Chow, Y. F. (2009). 18變:從聽歌到寫詞、從消費到生產、從理論到實踐看我(們)的變化與變遷 (Reflections on Our Changes: From Listening to Writing, from Consuming to Producing, from Theory to Practice)In Fung, A. (ed), 歌潮汐韻:香港粵語流行曲的發展 (Melodic Tides: Development of Cantopop in Hong Kong)Hong Kong: Subculture, 154-170.

13. Chow, Y.F. (2007). Multiculturele schizophrenie: ‘Jij bent anders, jij bent Chinees’ (Multicultural Schizophrenia: ‘You are different, you are Chinese’). In Francio Guadeloupe and Vincent de Rooij (eds), Zo Zijn Onze Manieren: Visies op multiculturaliteit in Nederland (Such Are Our Ways: Visions on multiculturality). Amsterdam: Rozenberg, 105-112.

14. Chow, Y.F. (2007). Descendants of the dragon, sing! In Jeroen de Kloet and Edwin Jurriens (eds), Cosmopatriots: On distant belongings and close encounters. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 95-104.

15. De Kloet, J., & Chow, Y.F. (2000). Bekijk het Maar! (Watch That!). In Meijer, I., & Reesink, M. (eds.) Big Brother! Reality Soap en de Opkomst van het Multi Media Concept (Big Brother! Reality Soap and the Emergence of Multi Media Concept). Amsterdam: Boom.

 

Book Reviews

1. Chow, Y.F. (2018). Book review: Gladys Pak Lei Chong, Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics (Rowman and Littlefield). China Information 32(3): 490-492.

2. Chow, Y.F. (2015). Book review: Kam Louie, Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing World (Routledge). China Information, 29(3): 402-404.

3. De Kloet, J., & Chow, Y. F. (2014). Book review: John Street, Music and Politics (Polity Press).  European Journal of Communication, 29(4): 511-513.

4. Chow, Y. F. (2010). Book review: Mimi Thi Nguyen and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu (eds.), Alien EncountersPopular Culture in Asian America (Duke University Press). European Journal of Cultural Studies, 13(1): 127-129.

5. De Kloet, J., & Chow, Y. F. (2008). Book review: Zhang Zhen (ed.), The Urban Generation: Chinese Cinema and Society at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century (Duke University Press). China Information, 22(3): 519-522.

 

PUBLICATIONS – CREATIVE

 

Books

1. 紙上染了藍 [台灣版(A Long Long Farewell) [Taiwan edition]. Taipei: Comma Books. February 2018.

2. 雌雄同體 Androgyny. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press. November 2017, 44pp.

3. 纸上染了蓝[内地版](A Long Long Farewell) [Mainland Chinese edition]. Chengdu: Sichuan Literature & Art Publishing House, June 2016, 176pp.

4. 透視男教授 (Undressing the Professors). Hong Kong: Joint Publishing, February 2016, 224pp. Co-authored with Anthony Fung, John Erni and Louis Ho.

5. 假如我們什麼都不怕 (The phobia book) [Taiwan edition]Taipei: Souler Creative Corporation, 2015, 224pp.

6.一個身體,兩個人 (One body, two persons), Hong Kong: Enlighten and Fish, 2015, 152pp.

7. 突然十年便过去[内地精裝版]  (Suddenly, decades ago [mainland Chinese special edition]), Beijing:  Legal Academic and Foreign Cooperation & Publishing, 2014.

8. 紙上染了藍 (A long long farewell), Hong Kong: Enlighten and Fish, 2014, 203pp.

9. 假如我们什么都不怕[內地版] (The Phobia Book), Beijing: United Publishing, 2012, 175pp.

10.7749: 四十九個我試過/聽過/想過的創意練習 [內地版]7749: Forty-nine exercises on everyday creativity [mainland Chinese edition]), Hangzhou: Zhejiang Literary Publisher, 2013, 151pp.

11.假如我們甚麼都不怕 (The Phobia Book), Hong Kong: Enlighten and Fish, 2012, 175pp.

12.7749: 四十九個我試過/聽過/想過的創意練習(7749: Forty-nine exercises on everyday creativity), Hong Kong: Enlighten and Fish, 2011, 160pp.

13.突然十年便过去[内地版]  (Suddenly, decades ago [mainland Chinese edition]), Beijing:  Legal Academic and Foreign Cooperation & Publishing, 2011.

14.突然十年便過去  (Suddenly, decades ago), Hong Kong: Enlighten and Fish, 2010.

15.梳頭記(The Story of the Comb – Collection of Essays), Hong Kong: Yaowo Publications, 1990 (re-issued in China in 2008)

16.道德男人(A Moral man – Collection of Short Stories), Hong Kong: Pongy Publications, 1996

 

Book Editing

· 漂城記 (Stories of a Floating City). Hong Kong: Click Press, January 2016, 236pp. (co-edited with Wong Lok Yee and Lau Sin Ming).

 

 

Book Chapters

1. 《周耀輝》 Chow Yiu Fai, in古老的敵意Ancient Enmity. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2017, 122-131.

2. 《好命》 (Good life), in十愛 I(10 loves). Hong Kong: Whitepaper2015, 32-47. (this short story is included in一個身體,兩個人)

3. 《飛龍在天》,in小城無故事, Hong Kong: Giraffe, 2012, 60-87.

4. 《在灰燼裡起舞》(‘Dancing, till the end of time’)in 燃後中國 (Post China), by李照興, Hong Kong: Enrich Publishing, 2012, 16-17.

 

Literary Magazine

1. ‘Androgyny’, Jintian 今天, issue 116, No. 4/2017, p. 258-9.

2. ‘I promise you an umbrella’, Drunken Boat, issue 21. http://www.drunkenboat.com/db21/hong-kong/chow-yiu-fai

 

Album

· 18變:周耀輝詞/文/觀 (Double CD: Selection of Lyrical Works 2003-2008), Hong Kong: EEG, 2008

 

Lyrics

· more than 1000 lyrical works performed by a variety of pop artists in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China (for details, see http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/周耀輝)

· ‘I promise you an umbrella’ (2014), in Drunken Boat 21. http://www.drunkenboat.com/db21/hong-kong/chow-yiu-fai

 

 

2018-19, Project Applicant (with Dr. Gladys Chong), “In the Eye of the Beholder? Facial Beauty and Social Distinction in Hong Kong, Institute of Creative Hong Kong Baptist University (HK$100,000), in collaboration with Professor Giselinde Kuipers, University of Amsterdam

2018-2019, P.I., “Different Ages, Different Precarities? A Study of Single Women Doing Creative Work in Shanghai from the Perspective of Age”, General Research Fund (GRF), UGC (project number 12613117, HK$256,096)

2018-2019, P.I. “Different Ages, Different Precarities? A Pilot Study of Single Women Doing Creative Work in Shanghai from the Perspective of Age”, Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University (HK$ 50,000)

2017-2020, P.I. /Key Partner, “Humanities across Borders: Asia and Africa in the World”, the Mellon Foundation, US (US$1.7 million), co-ordinated by the International Institute of Asian Studies (the Netherlands) with a consortium of Asian, African, European and American partners

2016-17, Co-P.I. “Youth’s Self-image of Body and Gender”, Institute of Creativity, Hong Kong Baptist University (HK$100,000)

2014-15, P.I. “Made in Hong Kong, Created in China? A Studay on Creative Brain Drain from Hong Kong to Mainland China,” Early Career Scheme (ECS), UGC, Hong Kong (HKD 295,296)

2014, P.I.Pilot study of “Made in Hong Kong, Created in China? A Studay on Creative Brain Drain from Hong Kong to Mainland China,” FRG, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKD 47,400)

2013-16, Research Affiliate, “Creating the ‘new’ Asian woman: Entanglements of urban space, cultural encounters and gendered identities in Shanghai and Delhi,” Humanities in European Research Area (HERA) Joint Research Programme “Cultural Encounters”, EU (Euros 969,727)

2011, P.I. “Modelling a New Heterotopia,” FRG, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKD 49,940)