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Dr. Franziska O. Y. Cheng  |  鄭安儀博士

Lecturer, Early Childhood and Elementary Education Division

 3411 1989

Teaching Areas

Programme Coordination

  • Associate Programme Director, Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education (2022-Present)

Course(s) taught

  • BECE3510 Appreciation and Writing of Children’s Literature
  • BECE4320 Early English Learning II
  • BECE4451 Honours Project
  • EECE3590 Young Children’s Literature and Literacy Development
  • HECE1630 English for University Studies I
  • HECE2140 Language Development in Early Childhood Education: Play
  • English Language Enhancement Programme for Kindergarten Teachers
  • English Language Enhancement Course for Nursery School Teachers of Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children (HKSPC)

Research Interests

  • Children’s Literature
  • Lacanian psychoanalysis
  • Gender studies

Selected Publications

Journal Paper (peer-reviewed)

  • Cheng, O. Y. F. (2014) Jacques Lacan and the Intrinsic (Un)translatability of Names: ‘Name’ in the English-Chinese Translation of Winterson’s Art & Lies. New Voices in Translation Studies, vol. 11:96-119.



Conference Presentations (recent 3 years)

  • Cheng, O. Y. F. (2022, Aug). The Interconnectedness of Ecology, Environment and Human Psyche in Children’s Literature: Identity Crisis and Anxiety in Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. Paper presented at the International Conference on Environment and Human Health: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century, Hong Kong SAR.
  • Cheng, O. Y. F. (2022, Aug). A Lacanian Perspective to Punishment in Children’s Stories in the Chinese Culture: Symbolic Suicide as Retribution and Redemption. Paper presented at The Narratives of Criminality, Punishment and Social Justice in Children’s & Young Adults Literature Conference, Jadavpur University, Department of English in collaboration with The Association for Children’s Literature in South Asia [online conference].


  • 2022-23 Principal Investigator, “Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Teaching Count Nouns and Mass Nouns to L1-Cantonese ESL Learners across Different Age Groups” Seed Grant Funding Scheme 2022/23, School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University. Funded. HKD$97,915.