“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Lok Fung

洛枫

MCLC

Lok Fung (pen name of Natalia Chan) is a poet and cultural critic. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature and cultural studies from the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include cultural theory, gender studies, popular culture, performance studies, cross-dressing, and fashion. She is also the guest anchor of Radio Hong Kong’s Performing Arts program. Her recent publications in Chinese include Flying Coffin, which received the 9th Biennial Award for Chinese Literature (Poetry) in 2007, and Butterfly of Forbidden Colors: The Artistic Image of Leslie Cheung, which received the Hong Kong Book Prize as well as the 2008 “Best Book of the Year” award.