Dr Wayne Wong

School of East Asian Studies

Lecturer in East Asian Studies

Wayne Wong

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Dr Wayne Wong
School of East Asian Studies
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
S3 7RA
Wayne Wong graduated with a Joint Ph.D. from the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London and the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. He published in peer-reviewed journals and anthologies, such as Global Media and China, Asian Cinema, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Martial Arts Studies, Afro-Futurism in Black Panther: Gender, Identity, and the Re-Making of Blackness, and The Worlds of John Wick: The Year’s Work at the Continental Hotel. He is assistant editor of Martial Arts Studies, the flagship journal of the Martial Arts Studies Research Network.

PhD (King’s College London, University of Hong Kong)

Research interests
  • Chinese and East Asian Cinemas
  • Film Aesthetics and Media Philosophy
  • Hong Kong Diaspora
  • Popular Culture, Identity Politics, and Gender Issues
  • Game Studies and New Media
  • Digital Humanities
Teaching interests

I have taught a wide range of film, media and cultural studies courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, such as East Asian Film Genres in a Globalising World, Discourses in Popular Culture, and Gender Issues.

My previous academic appointments include King’s College London, the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

My teaching focuses on motivating students to become independent learners who can pursue, challenge, innovate knowledge from local and global perspectives. I am also eager to promote inclusivity and interactivity in lessons through face-to-face discussions and online student feedback platforms, ensuring that everyone can engage equally and positively.

Teaching activities

For the academic year 2022–23, I will be teaching the following module:

EAS6208 Media, Culture and Society in East Asia
EAS21007 Mass Culture in Twentieth Century East Asia


Journal articles

Wong, W (2019) Beyond the Cinematic: Reinventing Chinese Martial Arts through New Media Art Practices. Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art 6 (2), 367–91.

Wong, W (2019) Nothingness in Motion: Theorizing Bruce Lee’s Action Aesthetics. Global Media and China 4 (3), 362–80.

Wong, W (2018) “Action in Tranquillity: Sketching Martial Ideation in The Grandmaster.” Asian Cinema 29 (2), 201–23.

Wong, W (2017) Synthesizing Zhenshi (Authenticity) and Shizhan (Combativity): Reinventing Chinese Kung Fu in Donnie Yen’s Ip Man Series (2008-2015). Martial Arts Studies 3, 71–88.


Wong, W (2022) Killing in Equanimity: Theorizing John Wick’s Action Aesthetics. In Watt S. M. & Watt C. G. (Ed.), The Worlds of John Wick: The Year's Work at the Continental Hotel, (pp. 84–120). Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Wong, W (2021) From Expressivity to Equanimity: New Black Action in Black Panther In  White R. and Ritzenhoff K. (Eds.), Afro-Futurism in Black Panther: Gender, Identity, and the Re-Making of Blackness. London: Rowman and Littlefield.

Wong, W (2016) Beyond’ Rivers and Lakes’: RoCH Fans and Legends’ Repositioning of Wuxia Fantasy. In Lok S. P. S. (Ed.), RoCH Fans & Legends. Derby: Derby QUAD & Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art.

Book reviews

Wong, W (2015) Jet Li: Chinese Masculinity and Transnational Film Stardom. Martial Arts Studies 1, 86–96.