Prof Man Yin CHIU

Prof Man Yin CHIU

Associate Professor

Programme Coordinator of BA in English Studies
(853) 8822 8213

Consultation Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-12:00

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He completed his PhD in the English department at the University of Hong Kong in 2003. He has been the program coordinator of the BA in English Studies in the University of Macau since 2003.

Research Interests

Chiu Man Yin’s main research interests are in postcolonial literature in English, as is reflected in most of his work. He is particularly interested in the representation and discursive effects of violence in the work of writers outside of the Anglo-American tradition. His monograph Written Orders: Authority and Crisis in Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010) examines the representation of moments of crisis in imperial fiction.

Chiu Man Yin would be interested in supervising M.A.s in the areas of world literatures in English.

Courses Regularly Taught

He teaches in the following areas: Postcolonial writing, modernism, literary criticism.


Chiu Man Yin joined the University of Macau in 1996 and holds an assistant professorship.

Selected Publications
  • Chiu, M.Y. (2013). Violence and Comedy: The Malayan Emergency in the Malaysian Novels of Lloyd Fernando and Anthony Burgess. Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies 2, 1-2, 87-91.
  • Chiu, M.Y. (2010). Written Orders: Authority and Crisis in Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives. Saarbrücken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Chiu, M.Y. (2010). Lloyd Fernando. In J.C. Ball, (Ed.), The Encyclopaedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. Vol 3: World Fiction. (Gen. Ed. B.W. Shaffer). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Chiu, M.Y. (2010). Reinventing Butterfly: contesting colonial discourse in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly and Shirley Lim’s Joss and Gold. Cross Cultural Studies 20, 211-24.
  • Chiu, M.Y. (2003). Imagining a nation: Lloyd Fernando’s Scorpion Orchid and national identity. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies 5, 2, 47-55.
  • Chiu, M.Y. (2003). Portrait of a nation as four young men. In C. Sankaran, L-G Leong, R.S. Patke (Eds.), Complicities: Connections and Divisions (pp. 139-148). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing.