SOAS University of London

Centre for Media and Film Studies

Elaine W. Chung

BA (HKU) MComm (Korea)
  • Overview
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Overview

Elaine Chung
Name:
Miss Elaine W. Chung
Email address:
Thesis title:
Contemporary South Korean Stardom in Mainland Chinese Screen Media, 2000-16
Website:
https://soas.academia.edu/ElaineChung
Internal Supervisors

PhD Research

Elaine's PhD research project revisits the history of South Korean stardom in mainland China from 2000 to 2016. Focusing on Korean film/TV stars cast in Chinese screen media, the project investigates their transnational images constructed on and off screen. Ultimately it seeks to reveal their meanings to the politics of national identity.  

Conferences

  • "Cross-border Romance: The Multicultural Potential of Chinese-Korean Co-production Films." Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference. Seongkonghoe University, Seoul, South Korea. 28-30 July 2017.
  • "Inter-Asian Flow of Film Styles: The Case of Mainland Chinese Co-Remakes of Korean Comedies." The Poetics of Asian Cinemas, 12th ACSS Conference. Lancaster University, United Kingdom. 10-12 July 2017.
  • "Chinese Localization of Korean Film Noir: The Role of Korean Cinema in Building Chinese Soft Power." Cinema, Soft Power and Geo-Political Change. Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds, United Kingdom. 19-21 June 2017 (funded by the University of Leeds).

Teaching

Research

My research interests lie in the areas of Cultural Studies, Star Studies and identity politics in transnational popular cultures.