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About Prof. LI Siu-leung

Siu Leung Li is an adjunct professor of the Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University. He received his BA and MPhil from the University of Hong Kong, PhD in comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was Joukowsky Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University. He taught in the Division of Humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology before joining Lingnan. Li has published on gender and Chinese opera, Hong Kong popular culture and film, and comparative literary studies. His books include Cross-Dressing in Chinese Opera (HKU Press, 2003/2006), 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, HKU Press, 2005), Fouxiang Xianggang: lishi, wenhua, weilai [Hong Kong un-imagined: history, culture, future] (co-author, Taipei Rye Field, 1997). Recently he contributed “The Bruce Lee Cultural Imprint” to the Hong Kong Heritage Museum’s exhibition catalogue Bruce Lee: Kung Fu · Art · Life (2013), edited and co-translated Anthology of Hong Kong Cantonese Opera: The Fong Yim Fun Volume (Infolink Publishing, 2014). Li’s current research focus is Chinese operas in Hong Kong, leading a project on the compilation of Annals of Chinese Opera: Hong Kong Volume and Anthology of Chinese Opera Music: Hong Kong Volume (funded by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum). Li once worked with the Hong Kong Arts Festival as Publication and China Programme Manager. Li is currently serving on the Cantonese Opera Advisory Committee, the Cantonese Opera Development Fund Advisory Committee, and the Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Board of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He was granted the “Award for Special Contributions to Kunqu Opera” (2011) by the Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Beijing municipal government. Trained in flute performance in his early years and was a freelance musician in the Hong Kong Symphony and various orchestras, Li now collects late nineteenth century French flutes and other vintage flutes as a hobby, after his retirement from performance.

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Present Adjunct Professor, Lingnan University Department of Cultural Studies
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Journal Articles (7)

Books (2)

Edited Books (3)

Book Chapters (15)