Shi Wei 史 唯

Associate Professor

Administrative Roles

  • General Education Area Coordinator in Global Awareness
  • Member of MA Steering Committee of the Department of Communication

Academic qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College, University of London)
  • M.A. (Department of Chinese Literature and Language, Sichuan University)
  • B.A. (Department of Chinese Literature and Language, Sichuan University)

Thesis Title

  • Negotiating Chineseness in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas

Research Area

  • Emotion, Media and Politic
  • Cultural Studies and Communication
  • Macau Culture and Society

Research Grants

  • Embodied Acts of Citizenship (co-principle investigator funded by UM Research Committee, 2018-present)
  • Politics of Affect and Media in Greater China (principle investigator funded by UM Research Committee, 2017-2019)
  • Politics against the state (co-investigator founded by UM Research Committee, 2014-2017)
  • Ambiguous identities (principle investigator funded by UM Research Committee, 2011-2014)
  • Agonistic public spheres (co-investigator funded by UM Research Committee, 2011-2014)
  • Culture of Migrant Workers in Macau: Transborder Migration and Identity (funded by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau S.A.R. Government, 2012-2014)

Selected Publications

  • Shi Wei, forthcoming, ‘Pride as structure of feeling: Wolf Warrior II and the national subject of the Chinese Dream’, with Liu Shih Diing. Chinese Journal of Communication (SSCI).
  • Shi Wei,  forthcoming, ‘The Obstacles to Reconciliation: A Comparative Analysis of Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong’s Emotional Structures of Feeling’, with Liu Shih Diing.《台灣社會研究季刊》Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, (TSSCI).
  • Shi Wei, 2019, ‘Fear as political dynamics: Chinese peasant workers’ struggle over social security’, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 20(1), p. 19-38 (SSCI).
  • Shi Wei, 2019, ‘Ten Years and the politics of fear in post-Umbrella Hong Kong’, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies,33(1), p.105-118 (SSCI).
  • Shi Wei, 2017, ‘Cultural Politics of emotions in Households: Migrant Domestic Workers in Macau’. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 18 (4), 464-481 (SSCI).
  • Shi Wei, 2017, ‘Worker struggles and factory occupation in China during the current economic crisis’, with Liu Shih-Diing, Social Movement Studies, 16(3), P355-360 (SSCI).
  • Shi Wei, 2017, ‘The Politics of fear, pension insurance and Chinese peasant workers’, with Liu Shih-Diing. 《文化研究》Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies, 25, 183-214 (TSSCI).
  • Shi Wei, 2016, ‘The right to be seen’, with Liu Shih-Diing 《思想》Reflexion, 31, p1-24.
  • Shi Wei,2016,‘Refuse to become disposable’, with Liu Shih-Diing, 《人間思想》 Renjian Thought Review,176-193.
  • Shi Wei, 2014, Living with Casinos: the experience of young dealers in Macau, with Liu Shih Diing. Journal of Youth Studies.17 (7), 930-947 (SSCI).
  • Shi Wei, 2012, ‘The depoliticized Taiwan politics’, with  Liu Shih Diing, 《思想》Reflexion, No. 20,79-108.
  • Shi Wei, 2010, ‘The Subject of Neoliberalism: An Investigation of Macau’s Casino Dealers’, with Liu Shih Diing, 《台灣社會研究季刊》Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, 80, 321-366 (TSSCI).


  • Shi Wei, 2018, Wandering in China’s Las Vegas: Migrant Workers in Macau (《漂泊在中國的拉斯維加斯》), City University of Hong Kong Press, 香港城市大學出版社。

Book Chapter

  • Shi Wei, 2007, ‘Imaginary about China in Taiwan New Cinema’ in National Identity and Cross-Strait Relations, University of Macau Press, pp87-105 ( <臺灣新電影中的中國想象>,收錄於《國家認同与兩岸未來》,澳門:澳門大學出版社,頁87-105)

Academic Conference Presentations

  • Shi Wei,2017, ‘Collective Fear: Ten Years as a Political Manifesto and Its Dilemma’, Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations Conference, 26-28, Toronto.
  • Shi Wei, 2014, ‘The Politics of Emotion of Macau Migrant Workers’, Affective Capitalism Symposium, 5-6 June, Finland.
  • Shi Wei, 2012, ‘Reunification by neoliberalism?’, with Liu, Shih Diing Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2012, 2-6 July, Paris.
  • Shi Wei, 2010, ‘Politics of Macau Television’, presented at Media and Environment International Conference Innovation, Challenges, and Social Participation in Changing Media Ecology, 19-20 Nov, Taipei.
  • Shi Wei, 2010, ‘The Subject of Neoliberalism: Contradictory Experiences of Macau’s Casino Dealer’, with Liu Shih-Diing, paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Taiwan, Tainan, Taiwan, 9-10 January.
  • Shi Wei, 2005, ‘Beyond the National: Transnational Urban Images in China’s New Generation Films’, paper presented at the Asia and Chinese Cinema at the age of Globalization Conference, Beijing University and Shanghai University, 6-10 June.
  • Shi Wei, 2004, ‘Mapping Taiwan’s Identity in the Post-Cold War Context’, paper presented at the International Symposium on National Identity and the Future Cross-Strait Relations, University of Macau, 14-16 December.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Society for Relations Across The Taiwan Strait and Between Macau and Taiwan

Teaching Areas

  • Communication and Culture
  • Visual Culture

Course Taught

  • Fundamentals of Visual Culture (UG)
  • International Communication (UG)
  • Selected Reading of English News Papers (UG)
  • Intercultural and International Communication (UG), from 2009 to 2014
  • Chinese Media and China Reporting (UG)
  • TV Documentary (UG)
  • Introduction to Culture and Critical Communication (UG) 2013 & 2014
  • Intercultural and International Communication (MA), 2010, 2011 & 2014

Contact Details

Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)
Humanities & Social Sciences Building (E21B), 2040
Tel: (853) 8822 8970