Dr. Ho-Chak Law
Visiting Lecturer
Ethnomusicology and Film Music Studies
Office: AST1101
Tel.: 3411-2268
E-mail: hoclaw@hkbu.edu.hk

Ho-Chak Law studies Chinese music and film music, with a focus on Chinese opera, solo instrumental genres, treatises on performance, and the notions of mediation and cultural translation. His research is concerned with subject matters ranging from musical authorship and musical multimedia to cultural nationalism and the representation of the subaltern.

Ho-Chak teaches courses in ethnomusicology, Chinese music, film music, popular music, cultural history of music, among other topics. He has presented papers at annual meetings of the Society for Ethnomusicology, World Conferences of the International Council for Traditional Music, and other national and international conferences. His publications have appeared in Music and the Moving Image and CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature. Having received a B.A. in comparative literature in 2008 and a M.Phil. in musicology in 2011 from the University of Hong Kong, he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in musicology with an ethnomusicological emphasis from University of Michigan. He was a recipient of the Barbara Barnard Smith Student Paper Prize awarded by the Association for Chinese Music Research, and the Louise E. Cuyler Prize in Musicology for Best Paper or Presentation awarded by the Department of Musicology at University of Michigan.


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