Dr. CHAN received her B.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Chinese Literature from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is currently Head of Humanities, Language and Translation cum Associate Professor in Humanities of the School of Arts and Social Sciences at the Open University of Hong Kong. She is also the Programme Leader of Master of Arts in Chinese Literature and the Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese Language and Literature (Distance learning). Before joining the Open University of Hong Kong in 2010, Dr. CHAN taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKU-SPACE College Community College and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. Her research interests include modern and contemporary Chinese literature, literary criticism and Chinese creative writing. Over the years, She received significant awards such as the first prize in the Hong Kong Biennial Literary Awards-Literary Criticism (中文文學雙年獎-文學評論組首獎), the President’s Award for Distinguished Achievement at OUHK, the commendation award in Annual Christian World Literary Prize (湯清基督教文藝獎文藝創作組推薦獎), the CUHK Young Scholars Dissertation Award (香港中文大學青年學人論文獎),Second Prize in Hong Kong Chinese Literary Writing-Literary Criticism(中文文學創作獎亞軍) and the Second Prize in Hong Kong Youth Literary Writing Competition(青年文學獎小說組亞軍).