Wan Kay Li
Department of English, York University
Research keywords: Arts and artificial intelligence; digital humanities; inclusive education with online technologies; cultural globalization; China and Hong Kong films; cross-cultural literary and cultural encounters; intersections of arts and technologies in contemporary films; Hong Kong; China
One of the founding members of the International Shaw Society, Kay Li examines cross-cultural literary encounters, cross-cultural digital humanities, cultural globalization, and Chinese films especially Hong Kong films. Her publications focus on arts and artificial intelligence, digital humanities, inclusive education, cross-cultural literary and cultural encounters, especially on China and Hong Kong in relation to Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf, and Charles Dickens and on the intersections of arts and technologies in contemporary films. She is the author of two books: Bernard Shaw and China: Cross-Cultural Encounters (University Press of Florida Bernard Shaw Series), and Bernard Shaw’s Bridges to Chinese Culture (Palgrave Macmillan Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries Series). She is conducting projects titled “Interactive Inclusive Cross Cultural Encounters on Ultra High Speed Optical Networks: The Sagittarius ORION – Shaw Literature Digitizing Project”, and “Community Engagement and Academic Outreach for Asian Heritage Month Festival”, both funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and “Asian-Canadian Artists in Digital Age: School Workshops Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence” funded by Canadian Heritage. Dr Li is the President of Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc. She organizes the Annual Asian Heritage Month Education Roundtable at University of Toronto, and the Annual Asian Heritage Month Lecture at University of Toronto and York University. Dr Li is also the Project Leader of the Virtual Museum of Asian Canadian Cultural Heritage (VMACCH) funded by Canadian Heritage. She is the Project Leader of the annual Asian Heritage Month Festivals funded by Canadian Heritage, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council, and Asian-Canadian Artists in Digital Age project funded by Canada Council for the Arts.