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Dr Hazel Shu Chen obtained her PhD in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her research lies in the intersection of Chinese literary and media studies, studying how sound media like radio, as an invisible force and a sonic environment, shapes the dynamics of other forms of cultural production during the modern era. Her scholarly interests encompass sound studies, Sinophone literature and culture, transnational cinema and visual culture. Her publications appear in Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature, Hong Kong Literature Bi-Monthly, Journal of Modern Chinese Studies and The Margins.

Dr Chen teaches courses in Introduction to Modern Chinese Literature, Chinese Film and Fiction, Urban Culture and Cinema Art, and Creative Writing. Her teaching emphasises both the aesthetic aspect of text and its interactions with history and technology. She aspires to enhance students' analytical, interpretation and self-expression skills through literary and artistic cultivation so as to prepare them to become global citizens with distinct cultural identities.