Wong Kin Yuen

Professor & Head of Department
Director. Graduate School
Director, Technoscience Culture Research and Development Center

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of California, San Diego
M.A. in English Literature, University of Redlands
Diploma in English, Hong Kong Baptist College

Courses Taught

Graduate Level:
The Making of Contemporary Culture
Basic Issues in Contemporary Culture
Comparative Poetics
Literary Theory

Undergraduate Level:
Technology and Culture
Science Fiction in Literature and Films
Introduction to Cultural Studies
American Literature
Comparative Literature in East and West
World Literatures
Contemporary Literature
Ecology, Environmental Ethics and Literature

Research Interests

Intercultural Studies
Technoscience Culture
Ecology and Environmental Ethics
Science Fiction
Urban Studies
Consumer Culture
Contemporary Literature

Selected Publications


Wong Kin Yuen, Rosi Braidotti, and Chan Kit-sze Amy, ed. (2018) Deleuze and the Humanities: East and West. London & New York: Rowman and Littlefield. pp. 206.

Wong Kin Yuen, Helen Grace & Chan Kit-sze Amy, ed. Technovisuality: Cultural Re-enchantment and the Experience of Technology. London: I.B. Tauris. 2015. 304pp.

Wong Kin Yuen co-edited with Gary Westfahl & Amy Kit-sze Chan. (2011) Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future. North Carolina: McFarland. 

Wong Kin Yuen co-edited with Gary Westfahl & Amy Kit-sze Chan. (2005) World Weavers: Globalization, Science Fiction, and the Cybernetic Revolution. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

王建元著.(1998)《現象詮釋學與中西雄渾觀》(Phenomenological Hermeneutics and the Concept of the Sublime),台北,東大,226頁

Articles in English

Wong Kin Yuen. (2018) “The Yin-Yang Assemblage and Deleuze’s Transcendental Empiricism: How Daoism Became Posthuman.” Deleuze and the Humanities: East and West. Edited by Rosi Braidotti, Kin Yuen Wong and Amy K.S. Chan. London & New York: Rowman and Littlefield. pp. 139-173.

Wong Kin Yuen. (2016) The entry “Yin-Yang” in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender & Sexuality Studies. 1st edition.  John Wiley and Sons.

Wong Kin Yuen. (2016) “The ‘Thousand-Mile eye’ and the Image-less elephant: Imag(in)ing the Universe in Eco-poetics and Philosophy.” Technovisuality: Cultural Re-enchantment and the Experience of Technology. Edited by Helen Grace, Amy Kit-sze Chan & Wong Kin Yuen. London: I.B. Tauris. pp.21-53.

Wong Kin Yuen (2013) “The Melodic Landscape: Chinese Mountains in Painting-Poetry and Deleuze/Guattari's Refrains” in Deleuze Studies 2013 7:3, pp. 360-376.

Wong Kin Yuen. (2011) " Intercultural and Interface: Kung Fu as Absract Machine". Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future. Edited by Gary Westfahl, Wong Kin Yuen and Amy Kit-sze Chan. North Carolina: McFarland. pp. 171-188.

Wong Kin Yuen (2009) “Buddhist Consciousness, Deleuzian Ecoethics, and the Case with Wang Wei’s Poetry” in South and Southeast Asia Culture and Religion: The SSEASR Journal.

Articles in Chinese





王建元著.(2004)〈中國文化與資訊科技〉《中華文化講座集》,第一輯.香港:景嶺書院,頁7-16.王建元著.(2000)〈詮釋學與翻譯〉《翻譯再思- 可譯與不可譯之間》.台北:書林,頁95-124.


王建元著.(1998)〈《科學怪人》一百八十年 ─ 典範轉移‧女性主義科學‧文化研究〉,台北:《幼獅文藝》 1998年8月1 日. 頁62-81.


王建元著.(1995)〈當代台灣科幻小說中的都市空間〉,《當代台灣都市文學論》.鄭明琍編‧ 台北:時報,頁231-261.

Selected Conference Presentations

Presented a paper “Theorizing Interdisciplinarity Through the Anthropocene: A Recalibration of Deleuze’s Form-Event Assemblage for a New Chinese Ecocriticism” at The Anthropocene and Beyond: Towards a Shared Narrativity in Interdisciplinary Research, 29 May – 1 June, 2018, organized by Hong Kong Shue Yan University.

Presented a paper “Deleuze’s Cinematic and the Non-Human Turn: The Embodied Structural Coupling (Heteropoiesis) Between Action and Technics in Chinese Kung-Fu Films”  at The Fifth International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference: Desiring-Machines, 9-11 June 2017, organized by the National University of Singapore.

Presented a paper "The Paradoxical Utopia in Nonhumanism: A Preliminary Sketch of How Recent Continental Philosophies can be relevant to SF narratives" at The International Conference of Utopian and Science Fiction Studies, at Beijing Normal University, 2-4 December 2016.

Presented a paper “From Posthumanism to the “Non-“ Human: The Embodied Structural Coupling (Heteropoiesis)Between Action and Technics in Chinese Kung-Fu Films” at The 7th Beyond Humanism Conference: “From Humanism to Post- and Trans- Humanism?”, organized by Ewha Institute for the Humanities, Ewha Womans University, 15-18 September, 2015 at Seoul, Korea.
Presented a paper “The Yin-yang Assemblage and Deleuze’s Transcendental Empiricism: A Note on How Daoism Became Posthuman.” at the Conference on Deleuze’s Cultural Encounters with the New Humanities, organized by the English Department HKSYU and Center for the Humanities, Utrecht University, 9-12 June, 2014 at Hong Kong.

Presented a paper “The Deleuzian Transcendental Empiricism and its Counter-Assemblages in Chinese Culture: Pathway from Comparative Literature and Cultural Theories to a New Intercultural Studies” at 2013 The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference, organized by the English Department of Tamkang University, 31 May – 2 June, 2013 at New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Presented a paper “The Melodic Landscape: Chinese Mountains in painting-Poetry and Deleuze/ Guattari’s Refrains” at 2012 Kaifeng International Deleuze Conference, organized by College of Foreign Languages, Henan University, 18 May -20 May, 2012 at Kaifeng, Henan, PRC.

Presented a paper “Melodic Landscape and Deleuze’s Refrains” in The Fourth East Asia Conference on Obsession in Context, March 10, 2012 at Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan. 

Presented a paper “Mountains in Chinese Art” at the Mountains in the Religions of South and Southeast Asia: Place, Culture, and Power, the 4th SSEASR Conference, co-organized by International Association for the History of Religions and the Institute of Language and Culture Studies, Royal University of Bhutan, 30 June – 3 July 2011 at Thimphu, Bhutan.

Presented a paper “Ecologies on the Edge: Enacting the Deleuzian Differentciation inChinese Ecological Ethics/Aesthetics” at the 4th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 16-19 December , 2010, University of Western Australia, Perth.

Presented a keynote paper “Elephant Without an Image: Imaging the Universe in Chinese Eco-Poetics and Deleuze’s Cinema” at the Technovisuality and Cultural Reenchantment Conference, 20-22 November, 2008, Hong Kong. Co-organized by the English Department and Technoscience Culture Research and Development Centre, Hong Kong Shue Yan University and Cultural and Religious Studies Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Presented a paper “Ecoethics in Chinese Culture and Literature” at the Ninth Triennial Congress of the Chinese Comparative Literature Association, October 12-14, 2008 at Beijing Language and Culture University.