Representative Publications


Production, Circulation and Consumption of Cultural Products

  1. Wong, H. W., & Yau, H. Y. (2020). Censorship in Japan. Routledge, 230.

  2. Wong, H. W., & Yau, H. Y. (2017). The Japanese adult video industry. Routledge, 260.

  3. Wong, H. W., & Yau, H. Y. (2015). Dang Riben A-pian yushang huaren yuwang: xingbie, xingiang, seqingpin de wenhua lilun (當日本A片遇上華人慾望:性別、性相、色情品的文化理論) [When Japanese Adult Videos Meet the Chinese Sexual Desires: the cultural theories of gender, sexuality and pornography]. Airiti Press, 229.

  4. Wong, H. W., & Yau, H. Y. (2014). Japanese Adult Videos in Taiwan. Routledge, 233.

Business Anthropology

  1. Wong, H. W., & Chau, K. L. F. (2019). Tradition and transformation in a Chinese family business. Routledge, 248.

  2. Wong, H. W., & Wang-Kanda, L. (2004). Yūjōto shiri: honkon yichi Nikkei sūpāno jinruigaku teki kenkyū (友情と私利―香港 一日系スーパーの人類学的研究) [Friendship and Self-interests: An Anthropological Study of a Japanese Supermarket in Hong Kong]. 東京, 風響社 [Tokyo: Fūkyōsha], 434.

  3. Wong, W. H. W. (1999). Japanese bosses, Chinese workers: Power and control in a Hongkong megastore. Routledge. 232.

Journal Articles

Production, Circulation and Consumption of Cultural Products

  1. “I Don’t Like Watching Japanese Adult Videos Because You Like it’: The Politics of Pornography Consumption in Taiwan”, with H. Y. Yau, Sage Open 4: 1-11, 2014.

  2. “The ‘Real Core’: The Taste of Taiwanese Men for Japanese Adult Videos”, with H. Y. Yau, Sexualities, 15(3/4): 411-436, 2012.

  3. “Shokojin no kōdō ha bunka ni yotte kitei sarezu, ikani chitsujo dsukerarenoka, Taiwan jinn josei ni okeru purunogurafī shiyō ni tsuite no kentō” (諸個人の行動は 文化によって規定されず、いかに秩序づけられのか— 台湾人女性におけるポル ノグラフィー使用についての検討) [How Individual Behaviors Are Ordered but Not Prescribed by Culture: Reflections on the Pornography Use Among Women in Taiwan], with H. Y. Yau, Gendai Shakaigaku Riron Kenkyū(現代社会学理論研究) [The Journal of Studies in Contemporary Sociological Theory], 5: 53-75, 2011

  4. “Sex as a Ritual: Transforming Women’s Sexual Being from ‘Human-like’ to ‘Animal-like’ in Taiwan”, with H. Y. Yau, East Asia: an international quarterly, 28: 37-55, 2010.

  5. “Transnational Japanese Adult Videos and the Emergence of Cable Television in Post-war Taiwan”, with H. Y. Yau, The Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 9(2): 183-217, 2010.

  6. “Translating Japanese Adult Movies in Taiwan: Transcending the Production-consumption Opposition”, with H. Y. Yau, Asian Studies Review, 34(1): 19-39, 2010.

  7. “The Emergence of a New Sexual Ideal: A Case Study of Yuki Maiko’s Pornographic VCDs in Hong Kong”, with H. Y. Yau, Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology, 70: 1-46, 2009.

  8. “Hong Kong's Guided Tours: Contexts of Tourism Image Construction Before 1997”, with M. Okano, Taiwan Journal of Anthropology, 2(2): 115-153, 2004.

Business Anthropology

  1. “Taking Culture Seriously: The Role of Culture in the Study of Business”, Journal of Business Anthropology, 4(1): 14-150, 2015.

  2. “© reative Engagements and Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to the Study of Business”, with Brian Moeran , Journal of Business Anthropology, 3(2): 136-139, 2014.

  3. “Understanding Management Philosophy as Hegemony or Ideology. Or, the First Step Toward Business Anthropology”, Senri Ethnological Studies 82: 155-175, 2013.

  4. “Why a Globalizing Corporate Culture Still Inhibits Localization of Management— The Yaohan Case”, Sangyō Keiei Kenkyū [Institute of Business Research], 32: 31-48, 2010.

  5. “‘Colonisation’ in a Japanese Company in Hong Kong: The Nature of the Managerial Control of Yaohan Hong Kong”, Special Issue on Decolonisation of the Soul at Tōyō Bunka (Oriental Culture), 89: 271-298, 2009.

  6. “To Understanding Japanese Society and Culture is to Go “International”: Emergence of ‘Japanese’ in Yaohan Hong Kong”, Human Studies, 2: 87-99, 2001.

Anthropological Theory

  1. “Two or Three Things that I Know About Anthropological Subjectivity”, The Journal of Studies in Contemporary Sociological Theory, 3: 38-58, 2009.

  2. “Farewell to Foucault: Reflections on the Ways Individual Japanese Expatriates Live the Subjectivities of ‘The Japanese Expatriate’”, Colloquium: The New Horizon of Contemporary Sociological Theory, 4: 8-27, 2009.

  3. "Following the West, Still”, Journal of Japan-China Sociological Studies, 16: 1-20, 2008.

Chinese Kinship

  1. “Chūgoku konin no honshitsu” (中国婚姻の本質) [The nature of Chinese marriages], Minzokugaku kenkyu (民族学研究) [The Japanese Journal of Ethnology], 60(2): 148-156, 1995.

Anthropology of Anthropological Knowledge

  1. “Applied Anthropology in Postwar Hong Kong”, with H. Y. Yau, Chinese Association of Applied Anthropology, 1(1): 47-87, 2012.

Book Chapters

Business Anthropology

  1. “It is not that all cultures have business, but that all business has culture.” In Raza Mir and Anne-Laure Fayard [Eds.] Routledge Companion to Anthropology and Business, New York and London: Routledge, 2020, pp. 453 – 472.

  2. “Several Things that We Know About Creativity: History, Biography and Affordances in Entrepreneurship”, with Karin Ling-fung Chau. In Eyal Ben-Ari and Nissim Otmazgin [Eds.] Creative Context: Creativity and Innovation in the Media and Cultural Industries. Springer: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, 2020, pp. 121–141.

  3. “From Politics of Ethnicity to Politics of Cultures: When Kool Far East Group Took Over Shiranai International in Hong Kong”, in H. Nakamaki at al. [Ed.] Enterprise as an Instrument of Civilization: An Anthropological Approach to Business Administration. Translational Systems Sciences 4, Tokyo: Springer Japan, 2016, pp. 207-225.

  4. “Japanese Businesswomen of Yaohan Hong Kong: Toward a Diversified Globalization of Japanese' Ethnoscape”, in H. Befu and S. Guichard-Anguis [Ed.] Globalizing Japan. London: Routledge, 2001, pp. 52-68.

  5. “From Japanese Supermarket to Hong Kong Department Store”, in Kerrie L. MacPherson [Ed.] Asian Department Stores. Surrey: Curzon Press, 1998, pp. 253-281.

Anthropology of Transnationalism

  1. “The Anthropology of Chinese Masculinity in Taiwan and Hong Kong”, with H. Y. Yau, In K. Louie [Ed.] Changing Chinese Masculinities: From Imperial Pillars of State to Global Real Men. Hong Kong: HKU Press, 2016, pp. 220-243.

  2. “The More I Shop at Yaohan, the More I Become a Heung Gong Yahn (Hongkongese): Japan and the Formation of a Hong Kong Identity”, with H. Y. Yau, In G. Kirsch, D. P. Martinez and M. White [Ed.] Assembling Japan’s Modernity. Bern: Peter Lang, 2015, pp. 161-182.

  3. “There is no Simple Japanization, Creolization or Localization: Some Reflections on the Cross-Cultural Migration of Japanese Popular Culture to Hong Kong”, with H. Y. Yau], in Heung-wah Wong and Keiji Maegawa [Ed.] Revisiting Colonial and Postcolonial: Anthropological Studies of the Cultural Interface. Calif. U.S.: Bridge 21 Publications, LLC, 2014, pp.39-68.

  4. “Japanese Adult Videos in Taiwan and Hong Kong”, with H. Y. Yau, in Mark. Mcclelland and Vera Mackie [Ed.] Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia. New York: Routledge, 2014, pp. 414-426.

Culture, Colonialism, and Nation-Building

  1. “Chuppan sareta shokuminchi shugi: honkon nenkan wo jire toshite” (出版された植 民地主義:香港年鑑を事例として) [Publishing Colonialism: A Case Study of the Hong Kong Annual Report], with Karin Ling-Fung Chau, in T. Tanikawa, H. W. Wong and Sudo Noriko [Ed.] Higashi ajia no kurieitibu sannkyō- bunka no boritiku (東アジアのクリエイティヴ産業--文化のポリティク) [The Creative Industries in East Asia: Politics of Culture]. Tokyo: Shinwasha, 2015, pp. 139-176.

  2. “The Legacy of Japan’s Colonial Past: Cultural Influences on Taiwanese Identity and Implications for Cross-strait Relations”, with H. Y. Yau, in C. Rose and V. Teo [Ed.] The United States Between China and Japan. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp. 296-319.

  3. “The Politics of Cultures is the Culture of National Identity Politics in Taiwan: “Japan” in the Nation Building of Lee Teng-Hui’s Regime”, with H. Y. Yau, in Gerrit Gong and Victor Teo [Ed.] Reconceptualising the Divide: Identity, Memory, and Nationalism in Sino-Japanese Relations. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, pp. 95-118.

Chinese Kinship

  1. “What is Chinese Kinship and What is Not?”, in Min Han, Hironao Kawai and Heung Wah Wong [Ed.] Family, Ethnicity and State in Chinese Culture Under the Impact of Globalization. Calif. U.S.: Bridge 21 Publications, LLIC, 2017, pp. 83-104.

Anthropology of Anthropological Knowledge

  1. “Eastern and Western Anthropologists Unite in Culture: A Personal Note”, in J. Hendry and H. W. Wong [Ed.] Dismantling The East-West Dichotomy: Essays in Honour of Jan Van Bremen. London: Routledge, 2006, pp. 110-116.

  2. “What Enlightenment can Japan Anthropology Offer to Anthropology?” in J. Hendry and H. W. Wong [Ed.] Dismantling The East-West Dichotomy: Essays in Honour of Jan Van Bremen. London: Routledge, 2006, pp. 211-217.