How Wee Ng

Dr How Wee Ng

Lecturer in Chinese Studies

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

01482 466184

Programme Director for Chinese Studies/ Module Leader for Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Cinema and Literature/ Module Leader for Chinese 5 and 6, 1 Advanced and 2 Advanced

Dr How Wee Ng holds a PhD from SOAS, University of London, and is currently Co-Programme Director for Chinese Studies at the University of Hull.

His research covers Chinese film and television practices, censorship issues, and Singaporean cinema and theatre.


Research Interests

  • Sinophone cinema

  • Sinophone literature

  • Cultural studies

  • Media studies

  • Theatre studies

  • Censorship


How Wee Ng, 'Drawing from Grotowski and Beyond: Kuo Pao Kun’s Discourse on Audiences in Singapore in the 1980s', Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (forthcoming, 2018)

How Wee Ng, 'Rethinking Censorship in China: The Case of "Snail House"', in Ruoyun Bai and Geng Song (eds), Chinese Television in the Twenty–First Century: Entertaining the Nation, pp 87–103, Milton Park: Routledge (2015)

How Wee Ng, Drama Box and the Social Theatre of Singapore: Cultural Intervention and Artistic Autonomy 戲劇盒與新加坡的社會劇場:文化干預與藝術自主性 (Xijuhe yu Xinjiapo de shehui juchang: wenhua ganyu yu yishu zizhuxing), Singapore: Nanyang Technological University Centre for Chinese Language and Culture (2011)

How Wee Ng, co-authored, 'The Dramatist as Intellectual: the Theatre and Cultural Perspectives of Kuo Pao Kun' 作為知識分子的戲劇家:郭寶崑的戲劇觀和文化觀 (Zuowei zhishifenzi de xijujia: Guo Bao Kun de xijuguan he wenhuaguan), in Beng Luan Tan (ed), The Complete Works of Kuo Pao Kun [Vol. 7]: Essays and Speeches 郭寶崑全集(第七卷):論文與演講 (Guo Bao Kun quanji [di qi ji]: lunwen yu yanjiang), Singapore: Practice Performing Arts Centre and & Global Publishing (2009)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Cinema and Literature

  • Ideas and Identities: the Construction of National Cultures

  • Narrating the Past

  • Constituting the Present

  • Chinese 5

  • Chinese 6

  • Chinese 1 Advanced

  • Chinese 2 Advanced

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Languages and Cultures, SOAS, University of London

  • Master of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education. National Institute of Education, Singapore.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University, China

Awards and accolades

  • SOAS Director's Teaching Prize for Inspirational and Innovative Teaching, 2016-2017

  • SOAS Director's Teaching Prize for Inspirational and Innovative Teaching, 2015-2016 (nominated)

  • SOAS Director’s Teaching Prize for Inspirational Teaching, 2014-2015 (nominated)

  • Most Inspiring Chinese Teachers Award, awarded by Ministry of Education, Singapore, 2005