Yau Ching is an independent film/videomaker who has made more than ten films and videos, including We Are Alive (Asia Vision Award, Taiwan International Documentary Biennial), Ho Yuk (Let’s Love Hong Kong) (Critics’ Grand Prix for Fiction, Figueira da Foz International Film Festival, Portugal), I’m Starving (Silver Prize, Brno16 Film Festival, Czech Republic), Diasporama: Dead Air (Silver Award, Hong Kong Independent Film and Video Awards), The Ideal/Na(rra)tion (Best 20, International Video Art Prize, Germany), Flow (Special Jury Prize, Image Forum, Japan), and Video Letters 1-3, Is There Anything Specific You Want To Tell Me? (Cindy Film Bronze Award), and has received grants including Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship, Asian Cultural Council Arts Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and Japan Foundation Artist-in-residence grant, among others.
Born in Hong Kong in 1966, Yau Ching received her BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong, MA in Media Studies from The New School for Social Research in New York, PhD in Media Arts from Royal Holloway College, University of London, and studied Studio Art at Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. Her media installations have been exhibited at Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan, Young-un Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul and New York Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, among others. Currently Associate Professor in Cultural Studies at Hong Kong Lingnan University, she has written six books including Filming Margins: Tang Shu Shuen, a Forgotten Hong Kong Woman Director (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2004) (in English), Sexing Shadows: a study of representation of gender and sexuality in Hong Kong Cinema (Hong Kong Film Critics Society, 2005) (in Chinese), The Impossible Home (Hong Kong: Youth Literary Press, 2000) (bilingual) which received the Runner-Up Prize from the Chinese Literary Biennial. She has also edited As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender In Mainland China and Hong Kong (Hong Kong University Press, 2010) (in English) and Sexual Politics (Hong Kong Cosmos Books, 2006) (in Chinese). She is a founding member of Nutong Xueshe, a LBGTIQ organization for cultural advocacy and public education, and serves as Executive Board Member for Midnight Blue, a male sex workers’ support network in China and Hong Kong.
2013, 101:00 minutes, colour/B&W, Cantonese and Japanese with English subtitles
2002, 87:00 minutes, colour, Cantonese w/ Chinese and English Subtitles
2000, 08:00 minutes, colour, English
1999, 13:00 minutes, colour
June 30, 1997 (AKA Celebrate What?)
1997, 07:30 minutes, colour, Cantonese with English ST
1997, 87:00 minutes, colour, English
Video Letter #3, Why would a letter have a title?
1993, 05:40 minutes, colour, English
Video Letter #2 or, Call Me an Essentialist
1993, 03:40 minutes, colour, English & Cantonese
1993, 02:00 minutes, colour/B&W, english
1993, 03:40 minutes, colour
1993, 38:40 minutes, colour/B&W
Is There Anything Specific You Want Me to Tell You About?
1991, 12:00 minutes, colour, English/Cantonese
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