Virginia Woolf; Joseph Conrad; modernism; literature and the professions; literature and education
Work, Inheritance, and Deserts in Joseph Conrad’s Fiction. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.
Evelyn Tsz Yan Chan, Flora Ka Yu Mak, Thomas Siu Ho Yau, Yutong Hu, Michael O’Sullivan, Eddie Tay. The Value of the Humanities in Higher Education: Perspectives from Hong Kong. Singapore: Springer, 2020.
The Humanities in Contemporary Chinese Contexts (2016). Eds. Evelyn T. Y. Chan and Michael O’Sullivan. Singapore: Springer.
Virginia Woolf and the Professions. New York; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Articles and Chapters
Positioning modernist texts in the English department in Hong Kong: From ‘planetary’ modernisms to ‘planetary’ pedagogies?. Literature Compass, 20:1 (2023).
Narrative Community-Building in Mrs Dalloway: A Close Reading. Correspondence: Hitotsubashi Journal of Arts and Literature, 6 (2021): 151‒68.
The Moral Dimensions of Sympathy as Inheritance in Razumov and Heyst. The Conradian. 44:1 (2019): 43‒63.
Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo: Work, Inheritance, and Desert in the Modernist Novel. Modernist Work: Labour, Aesthetics, and the Work of Art. Eds. John Attridge and Helen Rydstrand. New York: Bloomsbury, 2019. 113‒29.
'A Manifestation of a Deep, Inborn Inherited Instinct': Modernist Aesthetics and the Instabilities of Inheritance in Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim. Transcultural Studies. 13.2 (2017): 197–216.
The Ends of Irony: Kierkegaard and Conrad’s Razumov. Conradiana. 47.2 (2017): 79–93.
The Value of English Literary Studies in Hong Kong: Insights from Interviews with MA Students. The Humanities in Contemporary Chinese Contexts. Eds. Evelyn T. Y. Chan and Michael O’Sullivan. Singapore: Springer, 2016. 37‒53.
'Being an English Major, Being a Humanities Student': Connecting Academic Subject Identity in Literary Studies to Other Social Domains. Studies in Higher Education. 41.9 (2016): 1656–73.
The Ethics and Aesthetics of Healing: Woolf, Medicine, and Professionalization. Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 43.1 (2014): 25–51.
Anarchism and the Irony of Professional Work in The Secret Agent. The Conradian 38.2 (2013): 18–35.
A Balancing Act: Specialization in Between the Acts. Woolf Studies Annual 18 (2012): 77–107.
Professions, Freedom and Form: Reassessing Woolf’s The Years and Three Guineas. Review of English Studies 61.251 (2010): 591–613.
Research Grants and Awards
Principal Investigator of Doctors' Narratives: The Construction of Meanings and Values Supporting Doctors' Work in the Public Hospital Sector in Hong Kong. General Research Fund (2021–22), Research Grants Council, Hong Kong.
Principal Investigator of The Humanities in Higher Education in Hong Kong: Implications for Society and the Individual. General Research Fund (2016–17), Research Grants Council, Hong Kong.
Principal Investigator of The Perilous Inheritances of Joseph Conrad’s Heroes.General Research Fund (2015-16), Research Grants Council, Hong Kong.
English Department Exemplary Teaching Award 2018–19
Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2016
English Department Exemplary Teaching Award 2015–16
Young Researcher Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015
Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2013
English Department Exemplary Teaching Award 2012–13