YAU Shuk Ting 邱淑婷

Research Projects


  • Globalization of the East Asian Cinemas: A Cross-Cultural Examination in the Filmmaking of Hong Kong, Japan and Korea
  • YAU Shuk Ting
    1 May 2005
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    There has been much debate over the last decade regarding to the issue of social transformations which are taking place in the world such as increasing interconnectedness of different societies, the compression of time and space and an intensification of consciousness of the world as a whole. Such changes are often labelled with the term “globalization”. Despite the complexity of the globalization phenomena, many scholars and researchers agreed that movies are deeply implicated in the changes that are taking place. However, does globalization imply that the world cinema is becoming a homogeneous arena for global film genre and audience? In this study, I would like to argue this issue through the analysis and comparison of the production of Hong Kong, Japanese and Korean film industries. The aims of this project are as follows:
    1. To investigate and review the characteristics and suggest a full picture of the contemporary Hong Kong, Japanese and Korean cinemas;
    2. To identify the transformation and interrelation of the Hong Kong, Japanese and Korean cinemas through their culture, technique and mutual collaboration;
    3. To analyse the different representative film genres of the Hong Kong, Japanese and Korean cinemas in a global perspective by evaluating their ideological, social and cultural meanings;
    4. To find out the similarities and differences between Hong Kong, Japanese and Korean cinema representative film genre;
    5. To assess and discuss the impact of the Hong Kong, Japanese and Korean cinema in order to understand their influence to the world cinema and society.
    The significance of this study lies in the fact that it is the first attempt to exhaustively investigate and argue the transformation and collaboration of Hong Kong, Japanese and Korean film industries in the sense of globalization. It will provide a detailed picture in order to serve as a pilot study and as a rich reference for researching and understanding the interrelation and the development of the East Asian cinema. (AL04383)



Research Publications


  • “A Study of Japanese, Korean, and Hong Kong Beauty Comedies,” Asian Cinema, Asian Cinema Studies Society, USA. vol.17, no.2, Fall/Winter Asian Cinema United States of America: Asian Cinema Studies Society, 2006.



  • "From Musicals to Martial Arts: Fifty Years of Hong Kong-Japanese Cinematic Cooperation". How East Asian Films Are Reshaping National Identities-Essays on the Cinemas of China, Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong ed. by Andrew David Jackson, Michael Gibb, Dave White. pp.185-209. New York, United States of America: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.



  • Globalization of the East Asian Cinemas: A Cross-Cultural Examinaton in the Fimmaking of Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea. Hong Kong, China: Direct Grant for Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2006.04.



  • "Interactions between Japanese and Hong Kong Action Cinemas". Hong Kong Connections - Transnatonal Imaginaton in Action Cinema ed. by Meaghan Morris, Siu Leung Li, Stephen Chan Ching-Kiu. Hong Kong SAR: Hong Kong University Press, 2005.11.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Good Reads PN1995.9.A3 H66 2005 c.3; UL Reserve 1 day PN1995.9.A3 H66 2005; UL HK Studies PN1995.9.A3 H66 2005 c.2)



  • "The Japan Factor in Hong Kong's Mandarin Musicals (forthcoming)". Early Collaborations of East Asian Cinema United States of America: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.



  • "Transcending the Outsider’s Role: A Japanese Superstar in Japan and Hong Kong". Asian Profile vol.35 no.6, Canada: Asian Research Service, 2007.12.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical DS1.A4746 v.35, 2007)



  • "A Study of Japanese, Korean, and Hong Kong Beauty Comedies (forthcoming)". Journal of Asian Cinema United States of America: Asian Cinema Studies Society, 2006. l



  • "中平康の香港時代". Ko Nakahira Retrospective 〜The DirectorCalled "Cinema Stylist" Kato Takeshi. pp.50-52. Tokyo, Japan: Puchigura Publishing, 2003.09.



  • 《清水宏101年紀念展》 (Shimizu Hiroshi 101th anniversary), (與李焯桃合編) ,Hong Kong : Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, 2004。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL PN1998.3.S468 S54 2004 c.2; UL HK Studies PN1998.3.S468 S54 2004)



  • <香港・日本映画交流史―アジア映画ネットワークのルーツを探る> Interrelations between Japanese and Hong Kong Film Industries-Investigation of the Roots of the Asian Film Networks 407 pgs. Tokyo, Japan: University of Tokyo Press, 2007.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL PN1993.5.H6 Q65 2007 c.2)



  • 《港日電影關係》,香港特別行政區:(香港)天地圖書有限公司》,2006.06.。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL PN1993.5.C4 Q58 2006; UL HK Studies PN1993.5.C4 Q58 2006 c.2; UC General Education PN1993.5.C4 Q58 2006 c.3)


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