Before joining EdUHK in 2012, Professor Yu had served as Director of the Film Studies Centre and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Previoulsy, he taught at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and National Dong Hwa University. His research and teaching interests range from comparative literature, travel writing, to cinema studies. His works on literature and film have appeared in scholarly journals and anthologies like Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Tamkang Review, Advances in Communication and Mass Media Research, and East Asian Cinemas. He has been Secretary General and Executive Board Member of Comparative Literature Association of R.O.C. and an editor for three academic journals. His most recent research focuses on Hong Kong poetry in the 1970s in relation to everyday modernity.