Faculty and Staff


Chu Kiu-Wai (Assistant Professor)


Chu Kiu-wai




Nanyang Technological University
School of Humanities
48 Nanyang Avenue, HSS-03-15
Singapore 639818​

(65) 6790 6710​


Post-doc., Western Sydney University
Post-doc., University of Zurich
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong
M.Phil. in Screen Media and Culture, University of Cambridge
BA (Hons), SOAS, University of London

Research Interests

Ecocriticism and Environmental Aesthetics;
Chinese Cinema and Visual Arts;
Sinophone Literature and Culture;
Visual Culture in East and Southeast Asia;
Transnational Asian studies

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses

  • HC2040 Understanding China


Journal Articles

  1. “Screening Environmental Challenges in China: Three Modes of Ecocinema”, Journal of Chinese Governance. Vol.2 No.4. Special Issue in Environmental Governance. Taylor & Francis. 2017, pp.437-459.
  2. “Ecocinema”, Gabbard, Krin, Ed. Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. Oxford University Press. 2017.
  3. 『わが愛しのハイヒール』(2010)から『無用』(2007)に見る衣服―トランスナショナル・ドキュメンタリーにおける「相互連関」とエコクリティシズムの問題 (梶川瑛里・藤木秀朗訳)『JunCture(ジャンクチャー) 超域的日本文化研究 特集:文化に媒介された環境問題』第8号. 名古屋大学「アジアの中の日本文化」研究センター. 2017, pp.28-47. (Translated from “From My Fancy High Heels to Useless Clothing: ‘Interconnectedness’ and Eco-critical Issues in Transcultural Documentaries” 2013. Translated by Eri Kajikawa and Hideaki Fujiki.)
  4. “Ecocinema”, in Song Hwee Lim ed, Journal of Chinese Cinemas. Special Issue: New Keywords in Chinese Cinema Studies. Taylor & Francis. 2016, pp.11-13.
  5. “From My Fancy High Heels to Useless Clothing: ‘Interconnectedness’ and Eco-critical Issues in Transcultural Documentaries”, Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture. Vol.2.2. Special Issue on Chinese Ecocinema. U.K.: Intellect Journals. 2012. (Republished in Kääpä, Pietari and Gustafsson, Tommy, Eds., Transnational Ecocinema. U.K/USA. Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press. 2013, pp.65-84.)
  6. “Constructing Ruins: New Urban Aesthetics in Chinese Art and Cinema”, Modern Art Asia, Issue 2, February 2010. (Republished in Munro, Majella, Ed., Modern Art Asia: Selected Papers Issue 1-8. U.K.: Enzo Arts and Publishing. 2012, pp.191-212.)

Book Chapters

  1. “Worms in the Anthropocene: The Multispecies World in Xu Bing’s Silkworm Series”, Chinese Environmental Humanities: Environing at the Margins, edited by Chia-ju Chang. Palgrave Macmillan. 2019
  2. “Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer (2014) – Adventure Cli-Fi” Cli-fi: A Companion. Edited by Axel Goodbye and Adeline Johns-Putra. Peter Lang. 2019.
  3. “Local Stories, Global Catastrophe: Reconstructing Nation and Asian Cinema in Japan’s 3.11 Films”, co-authored by Yee, Winnie L.M., in Marchetti, Gina, Tan, See Kam and Park, Aaron Magnan-Park, Eds, The Handbook of Asian Cinema. Palgrave Macmillan. 2018.
  4. “香港电影里的越界物种:从周星驰《美人鱼》看地方意识和多物种生态想象” , 鲁晓鹏, 龚浩敏编辑《中国生态电影论集 》 武汉大学出版社. 2017.
  5. “Animating Shanshui: Chinese Landscapes in Animated Film, Art and Performance”, in Pallant, Chris, Ed., Animated Landscapes: History, Form, and Function. Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. 2015, pp.109-124.
  6. “Framing Visual Texts for Ecomedia Studies”, in Cubitt, Sean, Rust, Stephen and Monani, Salma, Eds., Ecomedia: Key Issues. U.K. Routledge. 2015, pp.17-26. (Co-authored with Soles, Carter).
  7. “Displacing Red Childhood: Representation of Childhood during Mao’s Era in Little Red Flowers”, in Olson, Debbie, and Scahill, Andrew, Eds., Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. US: Lexington Books. 2012, pp.175-198.
  8. 雅集新高中通識教育系列—全球化The Aristo Secondary School Certificate series of General Studies Books: Globalization. (co-authored) Hong Kong: Aristo Education Press. 2010 (1st ed.), 2014 (2nd ed.), 2016 (3rd ed.)

  9. Edited Work

  10. 《思逸: 文艺文化研究期刊》第3期: 生态批评. 客席主编. Special Issue: Ecocriticism. Siyi: A Journal of Arts and Culture ,Vol.3. 2016. Link: https://issuu.com/siyi-journal/docs/siyi_issue_3_final_pdf/1


  1. [Theatre Review] “One Infinity explores tension and connection between China and the West”, The Conversation (Australia). 6 Feb, 2019.
    Link: https://theconversation.com/one-infinity-explores-tension-and-connection-between-china-and-the-west-111179
  2. [Book Review] in Kääpä, Pietari Eds., Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture. Vol. 4.2 Issue on Ecocinema II. U.K.: Intellect Journals. (Title reviewed: Rust, Stephen, Salma Monani and Sean Cubitt, Eds., Ecocinema Theory and Practice, New York and London: Routledge, 2012). 2014
  3. [Film Reviews] World Film Locations: Shanghai. Berra, John and Wei, Ju, Eds. U.K.: Intellectual Books. 2014
  4. [Film Reviews] World Film Locations: Hong Kong. Lai, Linda and Choi, Kimburley, ed. U.K.: Intellectual Books. 2013
  5. [Film Reviews] World Film Locations: Beijing. Berra, John and Liu, Yang, ed. U.K.: Intellectual Books. 2012