Hoi-yan Yau receives her PhD in Anthropology from University College London. She has been lecturing at Lingnan University since 2014. Her main area of study to date has been
gender and sexualities, porn studies, cultural formation of modern Taiwan, globalization of Japanese popular culture, especially, but not exclusively, in the context of East Asia. Her
recent publications include Japanese Adult Video Industry (co-authored with H.W. Wong, Routledge, 2018), and Japanese Adult Videos in Taiwan (co-authored with H.W. Wong, Routledge, 2014).