Shi Wei 史 唯

Assistant Professor

Administrative Roles

  • Member of PhD Steering Committee of the Department of Communication (from 2013)

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
  • Critical Culture and Communication

Research Grants

  • 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

SSCI Journal

  • Shi Wei, 2017, ‘Cultural Politics of emotions in Households: Migrant Domestic Workers in Macau’. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 18 (4), 464-481.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Peer-reviewed Journal

  • Shi Wei, forthcoming, Articulating Fear: Ten years as a Radical Political Manifesto and it’s Dilemma, with Liu Shih-Diing. 《傳播與社會季刊》 Communication and Society (TSSCI).
  • 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, 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, forthcoming, 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.

Invited Presentations

  • Shi Wei, 2010, ‘The Governance of Self in Postcolonial Macau’, guest talk delivered at the School of Humanities, Tongji University, Shanghai, 30 March.
  • Shi Wei, 2010, ‘Culture, Politics and Television in Macau’, guest talk delivered at the School of Communication, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 29 March.
  • Shi Wei, 2009, ‘Popular Culture and Television in Macau’, presented at the Television Cultural Forum for Sichuan TV Festival, Chengdu, 5-6 November.
  • Shi Wei, 2004, “Chineseness in the Age of Globalization” at the Chinese Cultural Forum, University of Macau, 18-20 September.

Professional Affiliations

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

Teaching Areas

  • Communication and Culture
  • Visual Culture

Current Courses

  • COMB213 Fundamentals of Visual Culture
  • COMB254 International Communication

Previous Course

  • BJPC211 Selected Reading of English News Papers
  • BJPC 401 Intercultural and International Communication, from 2009 to 2014
  • BJPC406 Chinese Media and China Reporting
  • BJPC 409 TV Documentary
  • COMB 221 Introduction to Culture and Critical Communication 2013 & 2014
  • ICNM004 Intercultural and International Communication, 2010, 2011 & 2014

Contact Details

Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)
University of Macau Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macao
Humanities & Social Sciences Building (E21B), 2040
Telephone: (853) 8822 8970