YAU CHING

YAU CHING

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Born in Hong Kong, Yau Ching is known in the Chinese-speaking world as a writer and in the English-speaking world a filmmaker and video artist. While managing her multiple identities, she has been making socially engaged work for more than three decades. She has authored more than twelve books, including award-winning poetry collections, and produced and directed more than ten films/videos. She studied in Hong Kong, New York and London, and has taught in Hong Kong, Michigan and Taiwan. She has also been actively involved in community organizing including co-founding an educational organization for sexual minorities in Hong Kong, co-founding a Sex Workers’ Film Festival and a Women’s Theatre Festival in Hong Kong, and the Asian Lesbian Film Festival in Taiwan, among others. Before academia, Yau Ching has worked as instructor and consultant for Gay Men’s Health Crisis’ “Living with AIDS” cable show, as translator for multinational corporations, as editor for film magazine in Hong Kong, and on the side, an independent film/videomaker. Her film/video works have been invited to venues including Alexanderplatz Station of the Berlin Underground, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Galarie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in New York, and broadcast in North America, Europe and Japan. As writer, she was invited to Singapore Writers’ Festival in 2019, and Iowa International Writers’ Workshop in 2020. Starting from 2017, she is Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor in Liberal Arts at Shantou University, China. She is Adjunct Professor at Center for China Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2018.

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