Ms Sophina CHU Yin-Yee(朱彥而女士)



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Before joining the Department of English at HSUHK, Ms Sophina Chu had been working in the research field on projects related to the education of English pronunciation in Hong Kong. She has also been coaching tertiary students in university English. Ms Chu obtained an MA in English (Literary Studies) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a BA in English from Hong Kong Shue Yan University. She hopes to pursue a PhD and her research interests include monster theory, gender studies, children’s literature, Gothic literature and ecocriticism.

Recent academic activities

Research Assistant in the following research projects

  • Language attitudes in teaching English and Chinese as a lingua franca: The choice of pedagogical models. General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council (2020-2023) (HK$ 819,712).
  • Developing an intelligibility-oriented approach to teaching and assessing English pronunciation in Hong Kong. Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), Research and Development Projects (2018-2021) (HK$2,355,439.8).
  • Developing a lingua franca approach for English language education in Hong Kong. Early Career Scheme (ECS), Research Grants Council (2016-2019) (HK$660,490).


  • Chan, J. Y. H., & Lo, M. M. (2021). Pronunciation Teaching in Hong Kong: Towards an intelligibility-oriented approach. (A project funded by the Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research in the University of Hong Kong and Research and Development Projects of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), Hong Kong SAR Government (Ref. No: EDB(LE)/P&R/EL/175/13).


  • Chu, Y. Y. (2018). Queering a Monster: A Queer Reading on 19th Century Gothic Poetry (Master Thesis, CUHK)

Book Review

  • Chu, Y. Y. (2021, November 2). Sophina Chu reflects on Hong Kong’s racial politics in the context of Jasper Fforde’s allegorical novel. [Review of the book The Constant Rabbit, by Jasper Fforde]. Hong Kong Review of Books.

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