Kai-man Chain, Professor of Communication, Tulane University School of Liberal Arts

Kai-man Chang

219 A Newcomb Hall


University of Texas, Austin, PhD


Kai-man Chang is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Tulane University. He teaches Intro to Cinema, Film Analysis, Chinese Cinema and Literature, Hong Kong Cinema and Hollywood Cinema. His research interests include Chinese film and literature, feminism, queer theory, diaspora studies, postcolonialism, and childhood studies. He has published a number of articles on Taiwan New Cinema and Hong Kong martial arts cinema.   

Research Interests

  • East Asian Cinema
  • Transnational Cinema
  • Feminism and Queer Theory
  • Globalization
  • Childhood Studies

Selected Publications

  • "In the Name of the Master: Race, Nationalism and Masculinity in Chinese Martial Arts Cinema." Race and Racism in Modern East Asia: Interactions, Nationalism, Gender and Lineage (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2015)
  • "Sleeping with Strangers: Queering Home and Identity in I Don't Want to Sleep Alone. Cinematic Homecoming: Exile and Return in Transnational Cinema (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014): 250-268.
  • "Gender Hierarchy and Environmental Crisis in Tsai Ming-liang's The Hole." Film Criticism 33.1 (2008): 25-44.


  • Film Analysis
  • Film Theory
  • Authors and Genres (Martial Arts)
  • Contemporary Chinese Cinema
  • Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Cinema
  • Modern Chinese Literature and Society (Asian Studies)
  • Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing (Asian Studies)