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Professor Amy LEE Wai-sum 李慧心教授
BA HKU, MPhil HKU, MBS HKU, PhD University of Warwick


Before joining the OUHK, Professor LEE was the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) of the Arts Faculty, Hong Kong Baptist University, and concurrently the Resident Master of CL Soong Hall, one of the Student Residence Halls. She joined HKBU in 2001 as a core academic member of the Humanities Programme. In 2009 she became the founding Programme Director of Liberal and Cultural Studies (LCS), a top-up degree programme, a position she held until 2016. That same year, she became the Associate Head of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing.

Professor LEE is a dedicated teacher with a range of teaching experiences. Her pedagogical interest is in making the connection between literary and cultural studies and student well-being. In recent years, she had designed courses which employed popular cultural texts in the service of whole person education.

With a background in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Professor LEE had published in areas such as feminist literary studies, young adult fiction, autobiographical writing, and popular fiction. She had also contributed creative non-fiction to academic journals, exploring the space of feminine experiences. Her most recent research project is an exploration of Creativity and Disabilities through the practice of Playback Theatre.


  • Language and Humanities
  • Film and Fiction
  • Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness
  • Great Works in the Humanities
  • Autobiography
  • Witchcraft and Witchery in Literature
  • Detective Fiction



  • “A Victorian Diagnosis in ‘Lois the Witch’: An Early Re-telling of the Salem Witch Hunt as Mass Hysteria.” Vision, Contestation and Deception: Interrogating Gender and the Supernatural in the Victorian Shorter Fiction, edited by Oindrila Ghosh, Kolkata: Avenel Press. (forthcoming, 2021)
  • “Diseases of the Heart Cured by Magic: Heian Onmyoji in Yumemakura Baku’s Popular Japanese Fiction.” The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer, edited by Jayjit Sarkar and Jagannath Basu, Vernon Press. (forthcoming, 2021)
  • “Magic from the Repressed: Imagination and Memories in Contemporary Japanese Literary Narratives.” Imagination and Art: Explorations in Contemporary Theory, edited by Keith Moser and Ananta Ch. Sukla, Leiden and Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2020, pp. 721-734.
  • “Mothering Myself: A Journey with/to my Inner Child.” Middle Grounds: Essays on Midlife Mothering, edited by Kathy Mantas and Lorinda Peterson, Demeter Press, 2018, pp. 118-129.
  • “Fiction in the Chinese Mythical and Literary Traditions.” Fiction and Art: Explorations in Contemporary Theory, edited by Ananta Ch. Sukla, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015, pp. 357-366.
  • “From ‘Australian Whiteness’ to Caribbean Self: Maryse Conde’s Matrilineal Family Narrative of identity Detection.” Reading/Speaking/Writing the Mother Text: Essays on Caribbean Women’s Writing, edited by Paula Sanmartin and Cristina Herrera, Bradford: Demeter Press, 2015, pp. 100-118.


  • “Youthful Melancholy: The Loss of Innocence in Another Country and The Company of Wolves.” De Genere: Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies, No. 6, 2020, pp. 175-190. (Issue title: “Kids Don’t Just Wanna Have Fun. Material Girls, Wild Boys, and the Melancholic Eighties”)
  • (co-authored with K. M. Lai) “Evolution of the 334 Curriculum – Learning from the First Cohort to Improve Teaching Effectiveness and Fine-Tune Intended Learning Outcomes.” Studies on Teaching and Learning, vol. 4, 2018, pp. 161-182.
  • “Academic Integrity in the Humanities and Cultural Studies: A Mediated Learning Trail.” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, vol. 29, nos. 3 & 4, 2018, pp. 73-95.
  • “Learning Emotional Literacy through Humanities in Higher Education: Reflection and a Call for Action.” The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, vol. 23, issue 1, 2016, pp. 7-15.


  • External Examiner (English Language Courses) at the School of Arts and Humanities (ARH), Tung Wah College (2020 – present).
  • Member of the Independent Review Panel (IRP) for the Master of Arts in Global English Literary and Cultural Studies, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, March 2020.
  • Member of Postal Accreditation Committee, for Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Global and China Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, December 2019.
  • External Academic Advisor of Associate of Arts in Cultural Studies, offered by the Community College of City University of Hong Kong (2017 - present).

Modified Date: 08 Jan, 2022
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