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Senior Lecturer (General Education and Research)




Jasper van Holsteijn received his MA degrees in Comparative Literature and Chinese Studies from Leiden University (The Netherlands) and has lived in Hong Kong since 2013. After obtaining a PhD degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong, Jasper first worked as an instructor and Associate Programme Director at Lingnan University. At this institution, he managed two MA programmes and taught a variety of courses in (social) innovation & entrepreneurship, research, and service-learning.


At the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Jasper manages and teaches the General Education programme (both the mandatory Liberal Arts courses and Academy-wide Elective courses) for Bachelor's degree students. Jasper is committed to innovative pedagogy and was a finalist for the UGC Teaching Award 2022. His interests include teaching and learning technologies, liberal arts pedagogy, and speculative fiction.