Michel Hockx is the director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and professor of Chinese literature at the University of Notre Dame, where he is a Kellogg Institute for International Studies faculty fellow. His current research focuses on the effects of moral censorship on the preservation and digitization of modern Chinese cultural products.
Hockx has published both in English and Chinese on topics related to modern Chinese poetry and literary culture, especially early 20th-century Chinese magazine literature and print culture and contemporary Internet literature. His latest book, Internet Literature in China, was listed by Choice magazine as one of the “Top 25 Outstanding Academic Titles of 2015.”
Previously the director of the China Institute at SOAS, University of London, Hockx holds a PhD from Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Modern Chinese poetry and literary culture, early 20th-century Chinese magazine literature and print culture and contemporary internet literature
Effects of moral censorship on the preservation and digitization of modern Chinese cultural products
Choice magazine “Top 25 Outstanding Academic Titles of 2015” for Internet Literature in China (Columbia University Press, 2015)
Hockx Explains the Shift In Pop Culture Censorship in China
Feb 24, 2022
In an article in the South China Post, Kellogg Faculty Fellow Michel Hockx is interviewed about the new censorship policy China has placed over pop culture.
Hockx: Chinese Government Has ‘Complicated’ Relationship with Pop Culture
Sep 16, 2021
Faculty Fellow Michel Hockx spoke recently to The Guardian about China’s ban on some popular reality shows and broadcasts that promote “sissy” men and performers with “lapsed morals”.