YAU Hoi Yan, Prof.


  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

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Hoi-yan Yau received her PhD in Anthropology from University College London. She has been lecturing at Lingnan University since 2014. Her main area of study to date has been gender and sexualities, porn studies, cultural formation of modern Taiwan, globalization of Japanese popular culture, especially, but not exclusively, in the context of East Asia. Her recent publications include Japanese Adult Video Industry (co-authored with H.W. Wong, Routledge, 2018), and Japanese Adult Videos in Taiwan (co-authored with H.W. Wong, Routledge, 2014).

Research interests

Gender and sexuality, Japanese pop culture and Globalization, East Asian pop culture

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Anthropology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of London

Award Date: 28 Apr 2009

Gender and Womens Studies, Master of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

Award Date: 14 Dec 2001

Japanese Studies, Bachelor of Arts, The University of Hong Kong

Award Date: 1 Dec 1998


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