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Dr. Chi-hung Wong (Zihong Huang) 黃自鴻 received his PhD in contemporary Chinese literature at the University of Hong Kong in 2006. He is currently an associate professor at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, where he served as the (Co-)Programme Leader of the Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese (Full-time) degree programme (2007–2021), Coordinator of full-time undergraduate programmes (2013–2019), and Proposer and Programme Leader of the Master of Arts in Chinese Literature programme (2011–2013). He has published extensively in the areas of literary criticism, modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Du Fu studies, and classical Chinese biography.

Research interests

  • Literary criticism
  • Modern and contemporary Chinese literature
  • Du Fu studies
  • Classical Chinese biography


BA (First Class Hons) [HKU], PhD [HKU], PGDE [HKU]


PI, Faculty Development Scheme (FDS), “A Study of Edo Annotated Editions of Du Fu’s Eight-line Regulated Verse” 江戶時代杜律注本研究, Research Grants Council, 2017, HKD$443,577 (Ref no.: UGC/FDS16/H05/17)

Applicant and team member, Project Grant for Conference, “Between Old and New Values: International Conference on Transitions in Literature and Culture from Late Qing to Early Republican China” 推陳致新:清末民初文學文化轉折國際學術研討會, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2014, HKD$73,200 (with support from Wu Jieh Yee Charitable Foundation, $48,600, and Sino-British Fellowship Trust, $30,000)

Applicant, Project Grant for Publication, Fictional Space and Taiwan Urban Literature 小說空間與臺灣都市文學, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2013, HKD$21,800 (withdrawn)

Board Member, The Chinese Language Society of Hong Kong 香港中國語文學會, February 2020–present

Professional Member, The International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong) 國際演藝評論家協會(香港分會), 2008–present

Jardine Ho Tung Scholarships, The University of Hong Kong, 1999–2000, 2000–2001, 2001–2002


Adjudicator and Member of the Board of Arbitration, The Speaking Contest for Hong Kong Students 善言巧論:全港學生口語溝通大賽, The Education University of Hong Kong, November 2006–present

Adjudicator, United College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, January 2013

Adjudicator, The Inter-hall Debating Contest, Debating Society, The Hong Kong University Students’ Union, November 2006–February 2015

Adjudicator, Debating Competition, The Joint Committee for the Promotion of the Basic Law of Hong Kong 香港基本法推介聯席會議, June–August 2011, July 2014–present

Adjudicator (Finals), Definity United Inter-secondary Schools Debating Competition 鳴辯盃中學生辯論賽, September 2014–present

Editorial Board/Chief Editor, Journal of Chinese Literary Studies 文學論衡, August 2013–present

External Advisor, Hong Kong College of Technology, September 2011, August 2013–present

External Module Examiner, Youth College International, Vocational Training Council, October 2018–present

Guest Speaker, Education Bureau, July 2009–March 2010

Guest Speaker, P.L.K. Vicwood K.T. Chong Sixth Form College, December 2009

Research interests

Literary criticism

Modern and contemporary Chinese literature

Du Fu studies

Classical Chinese biography


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