Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
My research and teaching are centered around film, audiovisual media as well as other modes of representational forms. Focusing on Chinese-language cinema and its attending clusters of modes of representation such as literature, music, theater, and new media, I approach audiovisual culture and the larger global cultural history through theory, historiography, and practice. Specific themes or genres I have written on and taught are narrative film, documentary, queer cinema, melodrama and I have been engaging with documentary and experimental filmmaking practice, multimedia installations, and photography curation. Part of my currently research brings to me consider questions of new media vis-à-vis new archives as mutually enabling while presenting entangled challenges in global media culture. I am also working on a large-scale research on the cultural representation of the year 1949 on both sides of the Taiwan Straits.
Film historiography, film theory, sound studies, postcolonial theory and theories of culture and globalization; film and other media of Taiwan, Hong Kong and China
Hong, G. "Toying with History: Toys and Film Consumption/Criticism/ History." Chungwai Wenxue (Chung Wai Literary Monthly) (September 2002). (Academic Article)
Hong, G. "Strategies of Defiance: Towards a Thesis on Anti-Realist Documentary." Film Appreciation Journal 111 (March 2002). (Academic Article)