Dr. CHEUK Ka Chi Michael 卓嘉智博士

Department of Humanities, Language and Translation Dr. CHEUK Ka Chi Michael 卓嘉智博士

Dr. CHEUK Ka Chi Michael



I am Senior Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature. After joining HKMU in 2018, I completed a PhD in Chinese Studies at SOAS University of London. I was the Principal Investigator of the HKRGC-FDS funded project “Escaping Prestige: The Transmedia Aesthetics of Gao Xingjian’s Post-Nobel Works” (UGC/FDS16/H09/19).

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Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • World literature
  • Transmedia Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Gao Xingjian
  • Chinese-language hip hop

Academic & Professional Experience

Jan 20 – Jun 22  Faculty Development Scheme, Hong Kong Research Grant Committee 
                             Project Title: “Escaping Prestige: The Transmedia Aesthetics of Gao Xingjian's Post-Nobel Works”
                             (Principal Investigator; HKD 638,350)

Selected Publications

Book Chapters
  • Cheuk, Michael Ka-chi. “The Language of Trauma in Selected Short Stories by Gao Xingjian.” In Memory, Trauma, Asia: Recall, Affect, and Orientalism in Contemporary Narratives, eds. Rahul K. Gairola and Sharanya Jayawickrama. Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2021. 31-47.
  • Cheuk, Michael Ka-chi. “Gao Xingjian and the Hong Kong Handover.” In The Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Urban Literary Studies, ed Jeremy Tambling, Springer Nature Switzerland, 2022. 730-35
  • Cheuk, Michael Ka Chi. “The 'Lazy' Element: LMF and the Localization of Hip Hop Authenticity.” Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong: Angles on a Coherent Imaginary, eds. Jason S Polley, Vinton Poon, Lian-hee Wee. Singapore: Palgrave, 2018. 149-66.
  • Cheuk, Michael Ka-chi. “The Low Mays and the Transgression of Wo Lei Fei Fei.” In For The Culture: Hip Hop and the Fight for Social Justice, eds. Lakeyta M. Bonnette-Bailey and Adolphus G. Belk, Jr. Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2022. 257-69.
Journal Articles
  • Cheuk, Michael Ka-chi. “Nobel Literature Prize and Peacebuilding: The Olympic Gathering of Nobel Laureates as Case Study.” Special Issue on “World Literature in the Nobel Era – Part I,” eds Jørgen Sneis and Carlos Spoerhase. Journal of World Literature. 8:4, 2023. 551-568. (ERIH PLUS, Scopus)
  • Cheuk, Michael Ka-chi. “Escaping Prestige: A Transmedial Reading of Death in L’année Gao.” Special Issue on “Marketing World Literature: Book Fairs, Festivals, Prizes,” ed. David Damrosch. Journal of World Literature. 7:3, 2022. 401-425. (ERIH PLUS, Scopus)
  • Cheuk, Michael Ka-chi. “The Politics and Aesthetics of Featuring in Post-2017 Chinese Hip Hop.” Cultural Studies 35:1, 2021. 90-109. (AHCI, SSCI & Scopus)
  • Cheuk, Michael Ka-chi. “Literary Celebrities as Counterpublics: A Comparative Study of Gao Xingjian and Toni Morrison.” Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies. 10: 2, 2021. 153-167. (ERIH & Scopus)
  • Cheuk, Michael Ka-chi. “Gao Xingjian's Escape from Orientalism.” Archiv orientální. 89:2, 2021. 365-87. (AHCI, ERIH PLUS & Scopus)

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • Contributor, Time Out Hong Kong
  • Contributor, The Theatre Times
  • Contributor, Hong Kong Economic Journal

Further Information

Last updated on 2 Dec 2023