Dr How Wee Ng

Dr How Wee Ng

I am a Lecturer with the School of Humanities. Prior to joining Westminster, I taught at Hull and SOAS, University of London, where I completed my PhD dissertation, "Worrying about the Audience: The Censorship Discourse on Television Drama in Postsocialist China." My monograph, "Drama Box and the Social Theatre of Singapore: Cultural Intervention and Artistic Autonomy" is currently being translated into English. Before coming to the UK, I was involved in theatre and worked as a part-time radio producer-presenter.

My research interests range from Sinophone film, media, theatre, visual culture to literature. A key aspect of my research examines the representations of audiences, censorship in Sinophone cinema and theatre, and in particular, the exclusionary politics of representation in relation to ethnicity, nationality, gender and sexuality. I am also interested in issues of cultural intervention, artistic autonomy, and the mediation of death and dying in theatre.

  • Contemporary China Centre

In brief

Research areas

Cultural Studies; Sinophone Cinema, Theatre, Media, Literature, Gender and Sexuality