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JACKS Wesley Aaron, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 1 Scopus Citations
  • 1 Scopus h-Index

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Professor Jacks teaches courses on global cinema history and creative industries at Lingnan University. He earned his PhD in Film and Media Studies from the University of California-Santa Barbara and an MA in Communication Arts (Film) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research engages with global media industries, national media policies, Chinese-language film historiographies, and pirate humanities. He has presented his research across North America and Asia.

Research interests

Media industries, media policy, film distribution, Chinese-language film histories, transnational cinemas, pirate humanities, media aesthetics

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Research Output

  • 1 Scopus Citations
  • 1 Scopus h-Index
  • 2 Journal Article (refereed)
  • 1 Book Chapter

Dead Chickens and Scared Monkeys: China’s Sprawling Celebrity Tax Scandal

JACKS, W., 25 Apr 2019, In : global-e. 12, 16

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

  • The personal, the political and the popular : Sino-Japanese film collaboration in the early reform era

    JACKS, W., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Chinese Cinemas. 13, 3, p. 202-214 13 p.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

  • 1 Scopus Citations

    Hollywood in China: Continuities and Disjunctures in Film Marketing

    CURTIN, M., JACKS, W. & LI, Y., 2015, Film Marketing into the Twenty-First Century. NOLWENN, M., TIRTAINE, C. & AUGROS, J. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 65-76 12 p.

    Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook Chapter