Mo Ling Rebecca LEUNG

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Dr Rebecca Leung Mo-Ling is currently the Associate Professor of the School of Arts and Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Associate Dean and the Director of the Tin Ka Ping Centre of Chinese Culture. She received her BA, MPhil, and PhD in Chinese from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and obtained Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Hong Kong. She has also been a visiting scholar at the Institute of Modern History at Academia Sinica in Taipei. Her research interests lie primarily in the area of Chinese modern literature, Chinese contemporary literature, cultural & film theory and creative writing studies. She has published numerous papers in renowned journals such as Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies, Bulletin of the Department of Chinese Literature National Chengchi University, and Chinese Modern Literature. She also published books titled Chinese Creative Writing StudiesChinese Creative Writing and Multimedia in PracticeImagination and Shaping: The Newspaper Coverage of Eileen Chang in ShanghaiHong Kong, and Taiwan; and Visuality, Gender and Power: The Imaginations in Novels from Liu Na'ouMu Shiying to Eileen Chang etc. Apart from academic research, she is also enthusiastic about creative writing. She obtained the prestigious “Unitas Award for New Novelists” in Taiwan in 2002. Her novel A Lover's Discourse: Fragments 02.21 was published by Linking Publishing Company in Taiwan in 2021.


Research interests

  • Chinese Modern Literature
  • Chinese Contemporary Literature
  • Cultural & Film theory
  • Creative Writing




Academic Experiences

Visiting Scholar, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2023



以〈故事的碎片〉獲得臺灣《聯合文學》第十六屆小說新人獎短篇小說首獎(Unitas Award for New Novelists) (2002)

以論文〈創意寫作的未來──香港公開大學創意寫作課程設計之跨學科發展方向〉獲第六屆世界華文創意寫作大會暨2020年中國創意寫作高峰論壇優秀論文二等獎 (2020年)



Grants and Funding

Project coordinator, Education Bureau, Enhancement and Start-up Grant Scheme for Self-financing Post-secondary Education, “Upgrading Teaching and Learning Facilities and Resources to Support Creative Arts Programmes in Interactive Music and Virtual Production Technology”, HK$ 33,000,000, 2023-2026.

Project Grant Holder, Research Matching Grant (by donation), Research Grant Council, “Teaching and Learning in Digital Humanities: A Study of Enhancing the Experiences of Chinese Literature and Culture through Interactive”, HK$3,005,000, 2022-23. (PI: Dr Rebecca Leung, Co-I: Dr William Lai, Dr Lee Lok Man, Mr Walter Wong, Mr Vincent Mak)

Project Grant Holder, HKMU, Faculty Advancement Fund, “Visiting Scholar, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and/or conducting research and development activities at The Chinese University of Hong Kong”, HK$190,000, 2022-2023.

Principal investigator, Research and Development Grant, FDS project, "Shaping and Being Shaped by Multiple Cultural Fields: An Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Eileen Chang in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan", Research Grants Council, HK$496, 900 (Ref. no: UGC/FDS16/H02/17), 2017-2018. 

Principal investigator, Grant for Publication, " An Alternate Imagination of China: From Liu Na'ou, Mu Shiying to Eileen Chang", Hong Kong Arts Development Council, HK$36,400, 2016-2017. (withdrawn)

Principal investigator, Self-financing Post-Secondary Education Fund, Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS), " Developing Language Proficiency for Post-Secondary Students: Online Assessment and Self-learning of Putonghua through gamification and automation", Education Bureau, HK$1,995,284 (PI: Dr. Leung Mo Ling Rebecca; Co-I: Prof. Cheung Kwong Yue and Ms Lau Wai), 2013-2014.


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  • Associate Editor of Editorial Board of Humanities & Social Sciences Communications (the field of Chinese Literature) (Springer Nature)
  • Generic Skills Technical Advisor of the Employees Retraining Board
  • Advisor of the Committee of Literature and Arts, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
  • Examiner of Literary Arts, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
  • Member of the Judge Panel of the “He Jianming” China Creative Writing Awards
  • Executive Director and Deputy Secretary-General of the World Chinese Creative Writing Association
  • The Master and Mentor for gifted students of the Hong Kong Gifted Apprentice Programme Voluntary Service mentorship programme

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


  • PI Oriental languages and literatures


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