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Prof. Nicholas Y. H. WONG 王學權教授

Translation Programme

Assistant Professor

BA (Col), MA (Chic), PhD (Chic)



Rm 825, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Chinese-English Translation, Global Chinese Literatures, Media and Modernity in China and Southeast Asia, Poetry and Poetics, Resource Extraction Literary Politics, Transnationalism and Diaspora

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“Mining concessions and customary law in Malaya, Sarawak, and Patani: on the Chinese question after the 1880s”

Speaker for HKIHSS “Delta on the Move” Series. 27 April 2023.


“What is a Mahua Literary Subject?”

 Speaker, Program in Taiwan and Transcultural Studies, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. 2 December 2022.


“Poetry, Literary Criticism, and Translation in East Asia.” Guest Lecturer for Modernity and Its Critics, HKU. 19 November 2021.


“The Art of Storytelling with Creative Writing.” Speaker with Dipika Mukherjee. The University of Chicago Yuen Campus in Hong Kong and the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. 21 October 2021.


“Textual Analysis and Intertextuality: Readings and Films in Environmental Humanities.” Guest Lecturer for Methods, HKBU. 16 October 2021.


“Hong Kong and Malaysia. A Poetics of Relation.” Speaker for Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT). 9 September 2021.


“Empire, Extraction, and Untranslatability: Mahua Literature and Southeast Asian Chinese Perspectives.” Speaker for The School of Chinese Seminar, HKU. 24 May 2021.


“Documentary Poetics and Chapbook Publishing.” Guest Lecturer for Postcolonial Representations, HKU. 27 April 2021.


“Ritual Time, Secular Democracy: On Literary Depictions of Chinese and Indian Popular Religions in Malaysia.”

Speaker for Interdisciplinary Lunchtime Seminar, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, HKU. 1 December 2020.


“Manufacturing Childhood in Hong Kong: Literature in the Kingdom of Plastic Toys.” Speaker for Fall Series, the Centre for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, HKU. 16 November 2020.


“Play and Labor in Xi Xi’s My City.” Presenter for “Writing the Working Class in Hong Kong Literature.” Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and One City One Book Hong Kong. 12 November 2020.


“Rights Talk in Hong Kong Cinema.” Guest Lecturer for Human Rights in Asia. The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong. 5 September 2019.