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LI Siu Leung, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

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1990 …2022

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Gender and Chinese Opera, Hong Kong Cinema and Popular Culture, Postcolonial and Postmodern Criticism


Freelance academic. Currently adjunct professor in the Department of Cultural Studies, and honorary research fellow, Centre for Cultural Research and Development (CCRD), Lingnan University. Former head of the department, director of the Master of Cultural Studies Programme and director of the former Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme (now CCRD). Li was also professor and dean of the School of Chinese Opera, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Recently in collaboration with YU Siu Wah, Li completed Hong Kong Xiqu Review 香港戲曲概述2019 and Hong Kong Xiqu Review 2020 (two e-volumes in English and two Chinese), funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, published by the CCRD in 2022. Li also co-authored with LAM Man-yee a three-volume educational manual Xiqu Centre Teaching and Learning Resource Manual 戲曲中心教學資源手冊, commissioned by the Xiqu Centre, published as e-books in 2019.

Li’s books include Cross-Dressing in Chinese Opera (author, HKU Press, 2006, paperback), Fang Yanfen Wanshi liufang Zhang Yuqiao – Yuan juben ji dudu [Fong Yim-fun’s Zhang Yuqiao: Heroine Across the Ages – Original Script and Reader] (editor, Joint Publishing Press, 2011), Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema (co-editor and contributor, HKU Press, 2005), Fouxiang Xianggang: lishi, wenhua, weilai [Hong Kong un-imagined: history, culture, future] (co-author, Taipei Rye Field, 1997). He contributed “Cantonese Opera as Folk Culture: Playtexts of the Taiping Theater Troupe” to Theater Houses, the Red Boat, Movies: A Study of the Yuen Family's Collection of Taiping Theater Artifacts (ed. Sai-shing Yung; Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 2015); “The Theme of Salvation in Chinese and Japanese War Movies,” to Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War (eds., King Fai Tam et al, Routledge, 2015); “The Bruce Lee Cultural Imprint” to Bruce Lee: Kung Fu · Art · Life (Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 2013). Li also edited and co-translated Anthology of Hong Kong Cantonese Opera: The Fong Yim Fun Volume (Infolink Publishing, 2014).

Li has served on the Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Board, the Cantonese Opera Advisory Committee, the Cantonese Opera Development Fund Advisory Committee; the Art Form Panel on Chinese Traditional Performing Arts, the Community Panel of the Art Form Panels, the Ko Shan Theatre Cantonese Opera Education and Information Centre Planning and Commissioning Work Group, and as museum expert adviser for the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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