Research Profile

Dr Marco Wan 温文灝

Associate Professor of Law
Director, Law and Literary Studies Programme


PhD., University of Cambridge
LLM, Harvard Law School
MA/BA Law (Hons)., University of Cambridge
BA., Yale University

Member, New York State Bar
CEDR and HKMAAL Mediator

Publications: Monographs

Masculinity and the Trials of Modern Fiction (Routledge: 2017)

  • Penny Pether Prize, Law, Literature, and Humanities Association of Australasia
  • University Research Output Prize, HKU

Edited Collections

Law and New Media: West of Everything (with Peter Goodrich and Christian Delage) (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2019)

Law and the Humanities in China, 31(2) Law & Literature (forthcoming 2019)

Legal Marginalia (with Daniel Matthews),11(1) Law and Humanities (2017)

The Rule of Law and the Cultural Imaginary in (Post-)colonial East Asia(with Janny Leung), 18 Law/Text/Culture (2014)

The Legal Case: Cross Currents between Law and the Humanities (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012)

Representative Journal Articles and Book Chapters

‘The Invention of Tradition: Same-sex Marriage and its Discontents in Hong Kong’,
International Journal of Constitutional Law (forthcoming, 2019)

‘Law and the Humanities in China’, 31(2) Law and Literature (forthcoming 2019)

‘A Ghost Story: Electoral Reform and Hong Kong Popular Theatre’, in Economies of Interpretation: Derrida, Agamben, and the Political Theology of Law, ed. by Peter Goodrich and Michel Rosenfeld (Fordham University Press, forthcoming 2019)

‘Gay Visibility and the Law in Hong Kong’, International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (2019; DOI: 10.1007/s11196-019-09604-9)

 ‘Sexual Orientation and the Historiography of Marriage in Leung Chun Kwong v. Secretary for the Civil Service and Another’, 48(2) Hong Kong Law Journal (2018), 605-623

‘Cases as Cultural Events: the Hossack Murder Trial, Privacy and Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of Her Peers”’, in Law and Literature, ed. by Kieran Dolin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp.308-322

‘Feminist Literary Theory and the Law: Reading Cases with Naomi Schor,’
26(2) Feminist Legal Studies (2018), 163-183

‘Legal Consciousness and Hong Kong Cinema’, 10 Law and Humanities 161-173 (2016)

‘The Artwork of Hong Kong's Occupy Central’, in Civil Unrest, Law and Order in Hong Kong, ed. by Michael Ng and John Wong (Routledge, 2016)

‘Ai Weiwei, Oscar Wilde, and the Art of Posing’, 9 Law, Culture and the Humanities 7-12 (2013)

'Stare Decisis, Binding Precedent, and Anthony Trollope's The Eustace Diamonds’, in The Legal Case: Cross Currents between Law and the Humanities (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012), pp. 205-217

‘A Matter of Style: On Reading the Oscar Wilde Trials as Literature’, 31 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 709-726 (2011)

Editorships and External Positions

Managing Editor, Law and Literature

Editorial Board Member, Edinburgh Critical Studies in Law, Literature and the Humanities, Edinburgh University Press

International Advisor, International Journal for the Semiotics of Law

International Advisor, Legenda Studies in Comparative Literature

Articles Editor, Hong Kong Law Journal