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Prof. SHIN Kei-wah Victor 冼基樺

Assistant Professor (to report to duty in January, 2023)

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Areas of interest

Cultural Sociology, Economic Sociology, Comparative Capitalism, Organization and Institution.

Biography

Victor Shin received his PhD in sociology from the University of Cambridge.  His main areas of research are cultural sociology, economic sociology, comparative capitalism, organization and institution.  He published on the geopolitics and vicissitudes of Hong Kong’s movie industry, the political economy and institutional change in the Chinese film market, and the art administration professionals in Hong Kong.  His current research focuses on institutional regeneration and relational work.  He is pursuing a research agenda about the revitalization of traditional cultural forms in a historical comparative perspective that is supported by a General Research Fund (GRF) from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (Ref.17602521).

Education

Ph.D., University of Cambridge.

M.Phil., The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

B.S.Sc., The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Selected Publications

Shin, Victor K.W., Ling Tung Tsang, and Tommy Tse. 2020. “Bridging Structural and Micro-level Factors in Cultural Labor Studies: A Multilevel Analysis of Performing Arts Administration Professionals in Hong Kong.” Social Transformations in Chinese Societies 16(1): 15-37.

Tse, Tommy, Victor K.W. Shin, and Ling Tung Tsang. 2020. “From Shanzhai Chic to Gangnam Style: Seven Practices of Cultural-economic Mediation in China and Korea.” Journal of Cultural Economy 13(5): 511-530.

Pun, Ngai, Tommy Tse, Victor K.W. Shin, and Fan Lulu. 2020. “Conceptualising Socio-Economic Formations of Labour and Workers’ Power in Global Production Networks.” Sociology 54(4): 745-762.

Chiu, Stephen W.K. and Victor K.W. Shin. 2019. “Hong Kong’s Film Industry Reconstituted: Pathways to China after the Golden Age.” Pp. 365-396 in Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong, edited by Tai-lok Lui, Stephen W.K. Chiu, and Ray K.M. Yep. Routledge: Oxon; New York.

Shin, Victor K.W. and Stephen W.K. Chiu. 2016. “Global Distribution Networks, Local Exhibition Alliances: Hollywood’s New Map in Hong Kong.” Regional Studies 50(5): 835-847. (Awarded the “Outstanding Paper” in the Hong Kong Studies Annual Conference in 2017)

Chiu, Stephen W.K. and Victor K.W. Shin. 2014. “Political Divide and Cultural Integration in Greater China: The Role of Sil-Metropole Organisation Ltd. in the Chinese Movie Value Chain.” (兩岸三地的政治差異與文化經濟的融合:銀都在華語電影產業鏈的角色), pp.169-196 in Aspiring to the Motherland: ‘Patriotic Political Left-wing’ Movement in Hong Kong (胸懷祖國:香港「愛國左派」運動), edited by Stephen W.K. Chiu, Tai-lok Lui, and Sai-shing Yung. Oxford University Press. (In Chinese)

Invited Presentations

2019. “Geopolitics and Local Responses: A Comparison of Hong Kong’s Filmmakers in the 1960s–1970s and the 2000s.” Paper presented on September 10 in HKU-WES International Symposium: ‘Worlds of Work: Implications of Urbanisation, Technology & Sustainability’ at the University of Hong Kong.

2019. “Unlocking the Marketization of Transition Economies: The ‘Deferred’ Institutionalization of Market Conventions in China’s Film Industry, 1993-2012.” Paper presented on June 28 at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) in New York, U.S.A.

2018. “Power Unrecognized: The Dilemma of Economic Integration between China’s and Hong Kong’s Film Industries.” Paper presented on March 24 at the Association for Asian Studies 2018 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

2017. “One Network, Three Systems: Misalignment of Institutional Logics in the Global Production Networks of Chinese Movies in the 1990s.” Paper presented on December 6 at the Conference on Global Production in the National University of Singapore.

2014. “Unlocking Post-socialist Economic Transformations: The ‘Deferred’ Marketization of China’s Film Industry as an Institutionalization Process.” Paper accepted by the 110th American Sociological Association Annual Conference at Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc55 Wyndham Hotel, San Francisco, U.S.A. on August 18.

2013. “Media Polarization in Transitional Society: The Case of the Post-WTO Chinese Film Market.” Paper presented on April 5 at the British Sociological Association Annual Conference in the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, U.K.

2012. “The Political Economy of Film Industries in China and India: A Comparative Historical Approach.” Paper presented on December 11 with Stephen W.K. Chiu at the China-India Conference in University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2010. “Planet Hollywood? Globalization and East Asian Film Industries since the 1980s.” Paper presented on June 19 with Stephen W.K. Chiu at the 14th Asian Studies Conference in Waseda University, Japan.

Public Engagement

RTHK <五夜講場 — 學人串社科 2021>. "Transformations of the Hong Kong Film Industry" (從港產片到香港電影), on  June 30, 2021. Available at <https://www.rthk.hk/tv/dtt31/programme/socialsciencenight2021/episode/755193>.

<講大戲:穿「粵」戲台 2022-2023>. "Staging Cantonese Opera across Time and Place: In Dialogue with the Practitioners in Hong Kong, 2022-2023" Forthcoming on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Supported by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (GRF.17602521).