SOAS University of London

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Jessica Siu-yin Yeung

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Jessica Siu-yin Yeung
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Thesis title:
Semiotics of Allegory: Homosexuality in Contemporary Asian Cultures
Year of Study:
Year 2
Internal Supervisors


Book Chapters (refereed):

“(Re)canonizing World Literature with Digital Archives and Magazines from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China.” Histories of Digital Labor, Past and Present. Ed. Andrew Pilsch and Shawna Ross. (forthcoming; Routledge)

“Ann Hui's Allegorical Cinema.” Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong: Angles on a Coherent Imaginary. Ed. Jason S. Polley, Vinton Poon, and Lian-Hee Wee. (forthcoming; Palgrave)

Articles (refereed):

“IABA Graduate Student and New Scholar Forum: Remaking Obscure Lives as Prosopography in Blogazine.” What’s Next?: The Futures of Auto/Biography Studies, a special issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 32.2 (2017), 406-407.

“Collaboration and Cultural Production in Hyde Park Gate News and The Charleston Bulletin.” Virginia Woolf Miscellany 89 (Spring 2016): 14-16.

Book Reviews (refereed):

“A Review of Hu Ying’s Burying Autumn: Poetry, Friendship, and Loss. Cambridge, United States: Harvard University Asia Center, 2016.” Life Writing. 3 Oct 2017.

Book Reviews (non-refereed):

“Ben’s Fairy Tales.” The Modernist Review. [Rev. of The Storyteller: Tales out of Loneliness by Walter Benjamin].

Translation (refereed):

English to Chinese

「永遠在邊緣永遠在過渡:樓梯城市香港」Chinese translation of the essay “Always Liminal, Always in Transition: Hong Kong as Staircase City” by Louis Lo. Hong Kong Stair Archive. Ed. Melissa Cate Christ, Susanne Trumpf, and Carmi Lam. (forthcoming)


“Inter-Asian Comparison, Fragment as Nation, and Allegory.” (Re)Creating A Global Literary Canon. University of Vienna. Vienna. 14-15 December 2017. (funded by the University of Vienna)

“Inter-Asian Comparison and the Future of World Literature.” World Literature and Global Core Texts. Singapore University of Technology and Design. Singapore. 26-27 Jun 2017. (funded by SUTD and BCLA)

“Politics of Censorship and Soft Power in Ann Hui’s Post-CEPA films.” Cinema, Soft Power and Geo-Political Change. Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. Leeds, United Kingdom. 19-21 Jun 2017. (funded by the University of Leeds)

“Female Allegory in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts and Chu Tien-wen’s Notes of a Desolate Man.” Redefining Allegory: The Meaning of Allegory Now. Queen Mary, University of London. 24 Sep 2016.


  • British Comparative Literature Association
  • Royal Asiatic Society


  • Comparative Studies
  • Literary and Visual Culture of Twentieth-Century Taiwan and Hong Kong
  • Allegory Studies
  • Gender in Literature and Film
  • Asian Digital Humanities