To work or not to work: the dilemma of Hong Kong film labor in the age of mainlandization


Yung-Chung Chen

Yun-chung Chen is a Research Assistant Professor of Sociology at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Email: ycchen@hkbu.edu.hk    Voice: (852) 91981529
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Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Yun-chung Chen received his Ph.D. in Urban Planning, UCLA and is Research Assistant Professor of Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University. His current research interests include innovation studies, culture-creative industries and neoliberal urban redevelopment. He has published in Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Economic Geography, China Review, China Information, International Journal of Technology and Globalization, Pacific Affairs etc., and in volumes like Neoliberalism and Global Cinema (Routledge, 2011), and Urban and Regional Development Trajectories in Contemporary Capitalism (Routledge, 2013) etc..

Links to related articles by the authors:

Szeto, Mirana M. (2013), “Sinophone Libidinal Economy in the Age of Neoliberalisation and Mainlandisation: Masculinities in Hong Kong SAR New Wave Cinema,” Sinophone Cinemas, Audrey Yue and Olivia Khoo, eds., Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 120-146.

Szeto, Mirana May & Chen, Yun-chung (2012), “Mainlandization or Sinophone translocality? Challenges for Hong Kong SAR New Wave
,” Journal of Chinese Cinemas, 6(2): 115-134.

Szeto, Mirana M. & Yun-chung Chen, “Mainlandization and Neoliberalism with Post-colonial and Chinese Characteristics: Challenges for the Hong Kong Film Industry,” Jyotsna Kapur and Keith Wagner ed., Neoliberalism and Global Cinema: Capital, Culture, and Marxist Critique, New York and London: Routledge, pp. 239-260.

Szeto Mirana M. (2010), “Ann Hui at the Margin of Mainstream Hong Kong Cinema,” Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier, Gina Marchetti, Esther Cheung & Tan See-Kam (eds.), Hong Kong University Press, 51-66.

Szeto, Mirana M., (2013) "Intra-local and inter-local Sinophone: Rhizomatic Politics of Hong Kong writers Saisai and Wong Bik-wan," Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader, Shih, Shu-mei,Chien-hsin Tsai & Brian Bernards ed., Columbia University Press, pp. 191-206.