Dr Hui Kwok-wai is an Assistant Professor of Department of Literature and Cultural Studies of The Education University of Hong Kong. She received her doctoral degree in the Department of History at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation is on the production, dissemination and reception of Chinese Opera Film in Socialist Shanghai and Capitalist-Colonial Hong Kong between 1949 and 1966.
Dr Hui got her BA in Philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and her M.Phil in the Division of Humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Dr Hui’s research interests include the history of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong leftist community, theories of modernity, and Chinese cinema. She has been interested in the intersection between culture and politics, the relationship between modernity and tradition, the formation and circulation of discourses, and the modalities of ideological flow between communist and capitalist/ colonial regions.