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Research interests

contemporary poetics, elegy, service-learning, digital storytelling, social media analysis, life writing, English language pedagogy

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Dr. Shi is a bilingual educator, researcher, and writer. Her research interests lie in contemporary poetics, life writing, service-learning, digital stories, and English language pedagogy. She has taught courses such as "Fiction and Life", “Introduction to Literature in English”, “English for Academic Studies”, Putonghua, "Stylistics and Rhetoric", and “Creative Writing”. Her team’s new service-learning course, “Storytelling for Understanding: Refugee Children in Hong Kong”, uses personal narratives as an instrument to facilitate deeper cultural learning and better community service.

Her teaching fuses both the practical side of language education and the critical/creative edge. Ultimately, she wishes to cultivate students to be empathetic humanists who have a global mindset.

She writes theatre reviews in Chinese, and creative nonfiction and poetry in English. She is currently a columnist for 2rulesofwriting, a U.S. based writer community, and a professional art critic for the International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong).

An ardent lover of language and literature, Wen believes in the magic of words and their healing power; Language Collage,  a magazine she debuts for the Division of Languages and Communication, practices this belief.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, PhD in English Literature, School of English, HKU

Award Date: 5 Dec 2019

Master, Chinese Literature, Chinese Department, Lingnan University

Sept 2009Jun 2013

Award Date: 21 Nov 2013

Master, M.Phil in Literary Studies, English Department,CUHK

Sept 2005Jul 2007

Award Date: 6 Dec 2007

Bachelor, BA in English, Fudan University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005

External positions

MA Thesis Supervisor, The English Department, CUHK

Jan 2021 → …

Bilingual Advisor, Hanyuan Education Centre

Aug 2020 → …


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