Pan Lü

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Sep 2011 to Jul 2012

University Affiliation (Current)

University Affiliation

Pan Lu is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese Culture, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Previously, she was a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, Community College. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong, her Master’s degree from University Bayreuth, Germany, and her Bachelor’s degree from Shanghai International Studies University, China. Her Ph.D. dissertation focused on a comparative perspective to the space of memory, modernity and visual culture in Shanghai and Berlin. Her major research interests include urban culture in globalization, inter-city competition, transformation of urban spaces and architecture in globalization, memory politics in national and global discourses and the redefinition of global modernities. While at HYI as an Urban Studies Training Program Visiting Fellow, she focused on the spatial politics and cultural imagery in two urban renewal projects in China: Beijing Dazhalan and Shanghai Tianzifang.

Recent Publications

Aestheticizing Public Space: Street Visual Politics in East Asian Cities (Intellect Ltd., September 2015)

Politics and Aesthetics of Creativity: City, Culture and Space in East Asia (co-edited with Heung Wah Wong and Karin Ling-fung Chau) (Los Angeles: Bridge 21, 2015)

“Marginality as Centrality:South Korea’s Alternative Creative Cities”, in Journal of Creative Industries, Jun 2015.

「キッチュ、“山寨”、醜さ──現代中国の都市における建築ユートピアの創造 」in 「東アジアのクリエイティヴ産業文化のポリティクス」東京:森話社、2015。 47−74頁

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