Dr. Chen Chih Ting Timmy 陳智廷博士

Department of Humanities, Language and Translation Dr. Chen Chih Ting Timmy 陳智廷博士

Dr. Chen Chih Ting Timmy


PhD HKU, BA NTU Taiwan


Timmy Chih-Ting Chen is Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Hong Kong Metropolitan University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong with the dissertation “In the Mood for Music: Sonic Extraterritoriality and Musical Exchange in Hong Kong Cinema” (2016). Dr. Chen has published in A Companion to Wong Kar-wai (Wiley Blackwell), the Journal of Chinese CinemasSurveillance in Asian Cinema (Routledge), The Assassin (HKU Press), Frames Cinema Journal, and Sound Stage Screen.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Chinese-language cinemas and medias
  • song-and-dance films
  • experimental film
  • cinephilia studies
  • film festival studies

Academic & Professional Experience

(2021-2024) GRF “Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Inter-Asia Identities: Wartime Shanghai and Postwar Hong Kong Song-and-Dance Films, 1931-1972,” [跨文化合作與亞際身份:戰時上海與戰後香港的歌舞片,1931-1972] HKD 325,809

(2023-2024) Digital Scholarship Grants “The Digital Legacy of Hong Kong Culture – Bridging Audio-Visual Art World and Physical Reality,” HKD 99,999.90 (as Co-Investigator in collaboration with Dr. Ivan Yupeng Li, Department of Interactive Media, Hong Kong Baptist University)

(2021-2022) Communication-Media-Culture Studies Funding Scheme “Leftwing Modernism and Cold War Cinephilia: Fan Ho's Intermedial Cinema between Experimentation and Eroticism, 1959-1972,” HKD 96,600

(2015-2016) Li Ka Shing Prize, The University of Hong Kong

Selected Publications

Book Chapters
  • (2022) “The Disunity of Body and Soul: Border-Crossing Anxieties in the First Post-War Hong Kong Song-and-Dance Film Portrait of Four Beauties”, in Kwok Ching-ling and May Ng (eds.), Exploring Hong Kong Films of the 1930s and 1940s Part 1: Era and Film History. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Film Archive, pp. 210-223.
  • (2022)〈戰後香港第一部歌舞片的靈肉分離——《四美圖》的跨界焦慮〉,郭靜寧、吳君玉主編,《探索1930至1940年代香港電影 上篇:時代與影史》,香港:香港電影資料館,頁 214-225。
  • (2019) Chen, Timmy Chih-Ting and Chang Hsiao-hung. “The Three Ears of The Assassin”, in Peng Hsiao-yen (ed.), The Assassin: Hou Hsiao-hsien's World of Tang China. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, pp. 99-113. DOI: 10.2307/j.ctvfxv8tg.15.
  • (2017) “Sonic Secrets as Counter-Surveillance in Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love”, in Karen Fang (ed.), Surveillance in Asian Cinema: Under Eastern Eyes. New York: Routledge, pp. 156-75.
  • (2016) “Wong Works in Television.” In A Companion to Wong Kar-Wai, edited by Martha P. Nochimson, 562-68. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118425589.app1.
  • (2016) “Wong Works in Advertising.” In A Companion to Wong Kar-Wai, edited by Martha P. Nochimson, 569-85. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2016. DOI: 10.1002/9781118425589.app2.
Journal Articles
  • (2023) “LOST 迷: Fan Ho and Experimental Cinema.” Non-Fiction Journal from Open City Documentary Festival, issue #5: The Obsolete and the Resurrected: Archeological Cinema in Asia. https://opencitylondon.com/non-fiction/non-fiction-05-the-obsolete-and-the-resurrected-archaeological-cinema-in-asia/lost-mi/
  • (2022) Cao, Liuying, Lin Che, Timmy Chih-Ting Chen, Xiaoran Chen, Belinda Qian He, Zoe Meng Jiang, Ran Ma, Hancheng Shen, and Jin Zhao. “A Scholarly Roundtable with Deep Focus and DIRECTUBE.” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 15 (2-3): 257-279. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508061.2021.2002614.
  • (2021) Chen, Timmy Chih-Ting and Belinda Qian He. “Sampling Global Roundtables and Chinese Cinephilic Communities in the Pandemic Era.” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 15 (2-3): 121-138. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508061.2021.1999965. [coedited a special double issue on “A Deep Focus on Global Chinese Cinephilia” for Journal of Chinese Cinemas https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjcc20/15/2-3]
  • (May 2019) “A Future Without China? Livelihood Issues in Ten Years Taiwan”, Frames Cinema Journal [a peer-reviewed journal published by University of St Andrews] 15. https://framescinemajournal.com/article/a-future-without-china-livelihood-issues-in-ten-years-taiwan.
  • (March 2016) “Sound Design”, Journal of Chinese Cinemas 10 (1): 34-37. DOI: 10.1080/17508061.2016.1142729.
  • (2015) 〈從讀小說到聽電影:《後會無期》中引用對白與音樂的域外情懷/空間〉“From Reading Novel to Hearing Film: The Extraterritorial Sentiment/Space of Pre-existing Dialogue and Music in The Continent”, Film Appreciation Journal 160-161: 143-46.
  • (2014) 〈祖根與足跟:東南亞華人導演短片集《南方來信》〉“Ancestral Roots and Moving Feet: The Omnibus Film Letters from the South by Six South East Asian Filmmakers”, Film Appreciation Journal 158: 97-107.

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