Mao Sihui received his B.A. in English Language and Literature and M.A. in British and American Literary Studies from Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages which is now called Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), his second M.A. in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Lancaster, UK and his PhD in Comparative Literature – Film Culture from the University of Hong Kong. He taught various English subjects at GDUFS from 1982 to 2000 (as Dean of the Faculty of English Language and Culture from 1998-2001), translation and culture courses at the Department of Translation, Hong Kong Lingnan University from 2001 to 2003 and then directed the MPI-Bell Centre of English, Macao Polytechnic Institute from 2003-2015. He has recently started his new job as Executive Director of the English Language Centre and Professor of English and Comparative Cultural Studies, Shantou University.
Prof. Mao has been Vice President of Sino-American Comparative Culture Association of China since 2000, President of Federation of Translators and Interpreters of Macao since 2007, Council Member of International Translators Federation (2011-2014) and Executive Director of International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) since August 2014.
He taught BA, MA & PhD courses at GDUFS and HK Lingnan University such as “Modern British & American Drama”, “Contemporary Critical Theory”, “Comparative Cultural Studies”, “Film Culture”, “Translation for the Media”, “Translation of Texts in Popular Culture”, “Culture and Translation”. He has supervised many MA and six PhD theses to completion.
His major publications include Technologising the Male Body: British Cinema 1957-1987 (1999), New Perspectives: Contemporary Literary and Cultural Studies (2000), Decoding Contemporary Britain (2003), Literature, Culture and Postmodern Transformations: 8 Case Studies from William Shakespeare to James Bond (2009). He is General Editor of the New Topics in Contemporary Cultural Studies Series (6 vols, Sun Yat-sen University Press, 2007-2009), co-edited with Doreen Wu a special issue for the journal of Critical Arts, Media Discourses and Cultural Globalisation: A Chinese Perspective (Routledge & UNISA, 2011), and also co-authored three books on English for International Communication Series: International Conference Communication (2013); Paper Writing and International Publication (2014); Literature Reading and Translation (2015), all published by the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, Beijing. Prof. Mao has also published over 70 academic journal papers and book chapters in literary, cultural and translation studies. He has recently finished a research project on Representations of Macao in Contemporary Cinema and is now working on Transcultural Competence in ELT and Intercultural Communication.
He loves cinema, music, and ice cream.