SOAS University of London

Centre for Media and Film Studies

Elaine W. Chung

BA (HKU) MComm (Korea)
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Elaine Chung
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Thesis title:
Contemporary South Korean Stardom in Mainland Chinese Screen Media, 2000-16
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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.  


  • "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).



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