Prof. Kwok-kan Tam

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Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
Hartmannstr. 14
91052 Erlangen

Home Institution: School of Arts and Social Sciences, Open University of Hong Kong


IKGF Visiting Fellow May 2018 – July 2018

IKGF Research Projects:

Fate and Freedom in Chinese Film, TV Drama and Popular Culture


Curriculum Vitae

Kwok-kan Tam serves as the current Head of the International Ibsen Committee, University of Oslo, and is a Foundation Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities. He is Chair Professor and Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at the Open University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD in Comparative Literature from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and worked at the East-West Center, Honolulu, as Postdoctoral Fellow in the 1980s and as Fellow in the 1990s. He was Professor and Reader in English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong before he joined the Open University of Hong Kong in 2007. He has published widely on Ibsen, Gao Xingjian, comparative literature, modern drama, Chinese film, and world Englishes.

Selected Publications

Books

2001 Ibsen in China 1908-1997: A Critical-Annotated Bibliography of Criticism, Translation and Performance. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.
2000 The Politics of Subject Construction in Modern Chinese Literature [Zhuti jiangou zhengzhi yu xiandai Zhongguo wenxue 主體建構政治與現代中國文學]. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press.
1998 (with Wimal Dissanayake) New Chinese Cinema. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Books edited

2012 Culture in Translation: Reception of Chinese Literature in Comparative Perspective (edited with Kelly Kar-yue Chan). Hong Kong: Open University of Hong Kong Press.
2010 Ibsen and the Modern Self (edited with Terry Siu-han Yip and Frode Helland). Oslo: Centre for Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo; and Hong Kong: Open University of Hong Kong Press.
2010 Gender, Discourse and the Self in Literature: Issues in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.
2010 Liu Yichang and Hong Kong Modernism [Liu Yichang yu Xianggan xiandai zhuyi 劉以鬯與香港現代主義] (book in Chinese; edited with Leung Ping-kwan, Wong King Fai and Wong Shuk Han). Hong Kong: Open University of Hong Kong Press.
2009 Englishization in Asia: Language and Cultural Issues. Hong Kong: Open University of Hong Kong Press.
2007 Drama Criticism in Hong Kong (1960-1999) [Xianggang huaju pinglun xuan 香港戲劇評論選 (1960-1999)] (in Chinese; as Chief Editor). Hong Kong: International Association of Theatre Critics.
2004 English and Globalization: Perspectives from Hong Kong and Mainland China (edited, with Timothy Weiss). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.
2003 Anglophone Cultures in Southeast Asia (edited, with Rüdiger Ahrens, David Parker, and Klaus Stierstorfer). Heidelberg: Universtätsverlag.
2002 Sights of Contestation: Localism, Globalism and Cultural Production in Asia and the Pacific (edited, with Wimal Dissanayake and Terry Siu-han Yip). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.
2002 Shakespeare Global/Local: The Hong Kong Imaginary in Transcultural Production (edited, with Andrew Parkin and Terry Siu-han Yip). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
2001 Soul of Chaos: Critical Perspectives on Gao Xingjian (edited). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.
1999 A Place of One's Own: Stories of Self in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore (edited, with Terry Siu-han Yip and Wimal Dissanayake). Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press.
1999 Voice of Hong Kong: Drama 1997 [Xianggang de shengyin: Xianggang huaju 1997 香港的聲音:香港話劇 1997] (book in Chinese). Hong Kong: International Association of Theatre Critics.