Dr Lin Feng

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Lecturer in Film Studies

Dr Lin Feng

Department: History of Art and Film

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 5128

Email: lf176@leicester.ac.uk

Office: Room 1706, Attenborough Tower

Address: School of Arts, University of Leicester, University Road,Leicester, LE1 7RH

Personal details


I gained my PhD degree in Film Studies and MA in American Studies at the University of Nottingham. Before joining the University of Leicester, I was a lecturer and the founding programme director of Chinese Studies at the University of Hull.  My research primarily focuses on Chinese and transnational cinemas, with the latter focusing on the trans-Pacific dynamics between Chinese and American film industries and markets.


  • PhD in Film Studies, University of Nottingham
  • MA in American Studies, University of Nottingham
  • MSc in International Business, Aston University



  • Chow Yun-fat and Territories of Hong Kong Stardom (Edinburgh University Press, 2017)

Journal articles

  • 'Online Video Sharing, an Alternative Channel for Film Distribution? Copyright Enforcement, Censorship, and Chinese Independent Cinema', Chinese Journal of Communication (November 2016): 1-16
  • '"I’m Ugly but Gentle": Performing Xiaorenwu in Chinese Comedies during the Post-Mao Era', Transnational Cinemas 5.2 (2014): 127-140.
  • 'Globalising Chinese Stardom: Internet Publicity and the Construction of Chow Yun-fat’s Transnational Stardom', Transnational Cinemas 2.1 (2011): 77-91
  • 'Star Endorsement and Hong Kong Cinema: The Social Mobility of Chow Yun-fat 1986-1995' Journal of Chinese Cinemas 5.3 (2011): 269-281

Book chapters

  • 'Crossroads' in Directory of World Cinema: China 2, ed. Gary Bettinson (Intellect, 2014): 124-128
  • 'Translocal Imagination of Hong Kong Connections: The Shifting of Chow Yun-fat’s Star Image Since 1997' in East Asian Film Stars, ed. Andy Willis and Leung Wing-Fai (Palgrave, 2014): 113-137
  • 'The Good, Bad and Ugly: Performing Whiteness in the Chinese Propaganda Cinema 1949-1976' in Image of Whiteness, ed. Clarissa Behar and Anastasia Chung (Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013): 55-65.
  • 'Chow Yun-fat: Hong Kong's Modern TV Xiaosheng' in Chinese Film Stars, ed. Yingjin Zhang and Mary Farquhar (Routledge, 2010): 196-206.

Book reviews

  • Transnational Stardom: International Celebrity in Film and Popular Culture, ed. Russell Meeuf and Raphael Raphael (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), Celebrity Studies (2016): 1-3
  • Lost in Translation: Orientalism, Cinema, and the Enigmatic Signifier, by Homay King (Duke University Press, 2010) and Theorizing Bruce Lee: Film-Fantasy-Fighting-Philosophy, by Paul Bowman (Rodopi, 2010), Scope: An Online Journal of Film and Television Studies 24 (2012)
  • Mabel Cheung Yuen-Ting’s An Autumn’s Tale, by Stacilee Ford (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2008) and John Woo’s The Killer, by Kenneth E. Hall (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2009), Scope: An Online Journal of Film and Television Studies 20 (2011)
  • Yellow Future: Oriental Style in Hollywood Cinema, by Jane Chi Hyun Park (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010), Journal of American Studies 45.2 (2011): 404-405


My research interests lie in the fields of Chinese and transnational cinemas, cinematic cities, star studies, representation and reception of East Asia in Anglophone cinema.

I am currently working on a research project of cinematic Shanghai. This project tackles the question of how location filming becomes an agency between the cinematic imaginary of Shanghai’s urban space and the city’s effort to reclaim its cosmopolitan legacy since the 1990s.


  • HA1007 Reading Film
  • HA2433 Film, Reception and Consumption
  • HA3436 Stardom and Identities in Chinese and American Cinemas
  • HA3437 New Chinese Cinemas
  • HA3401 Dissertation (UG)
  • HA7200 Dissertation (PG)


I welcome inquiries and proposals from prospective students interested in the areas of Chinese cinemas (Hong Kong, Mainland Chinese, and Taiwan), Chinese diaspora cinema, transnational film culture, cinematic cities, international filmmaking and coproduction, and representation and reception of East Asian in Hollywood and British cinemas.

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