Dialogues with critics on
Chinese independent cinemas

Esther M. K. Cheung

Esther M. K. Cheung is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at School of Humanities, the University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam) and a Research Associate of the Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme (CRD) at Lingnan University. She is Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures (CSGC) at the University of Hong Kong. Her publications include topics on identity in Hong Kong films, pop song lyrics, literary and historical writings. She is the co-editor of two collections, Xiang-gang Wen-xue@ Wen-hua Yan-jiu [Hong Kong Literature as/and Cultural Studies] (Oxford UP, 2002) and Between Home and World: A Reader in Hong Kong Cinema (Oxford UP, 2004). Another edited volume on Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan’s films will come out in 2007 (Joint Publishing). Currently she is working on alternative and independent cinemas in Hong Kong and the PRC, paying specific attention to the production and circulation of Chinese-language films in the global context. Her Chinese prose writings and cultural criticisms have appeared in Mingpao Daily (Hong Kong), Mingpao Monthly (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Economic Journal, City Magazine and her own edited prose collection called Sabayoning the City (Red Publish, 2005).