Wan Kay Li
One of the founding members of the International Shaw Society, Dr. Kay Li examines cross-cultural literary encounters, cross-cultural digital humanities, cultural globalization, and Chinese films especially Hong Kong films. Her publications focus on digital humanities, 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. Her book Bernard Shaw and China: Cross-Cultural Encounters was published by the University Press of Florida, Bernard Shaw Series. She is conducting research 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 2014”, both funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Dr. Kay 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 also 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.
Keywords: 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