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Professor Stephen Y.W. Chu
Acting Head of the School of Modern Languages of Cultures
Programme Director

Email: sywchu@hku.hk

Stephen Chu

Prof. Chu received his PhD in Comparative Literature from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1993. He worked for twenty years in the Department of Chinese and Humanities Programme of Hong Kong Baptist University. He was the founding Head of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of Hong Kong Baptist University before becoming the Director of the Hong Kong Studies Programme.

Prof. Chu has published more than twenty books, including the most recent Lost in Transition: Hong Kong Culture in the Age of China (2013). He has also published widely in journals of different academic disciplines such as literature, film, popular music, cultural policy, anthropology, sociology and legal studies. His research interests focus on Hong Kong culture, postcolonialism and globalization. A big fan of Cantonese popular songs, he is completing a manuscript on the history of Hong Kong Cantopop. He is also working on a sequel to Lost in Transition, trying to explore the new possibilities of Hong Kong culture.

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