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Dr Elaine Chung

Dr Elaine Chung

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Dr Elaine Chung joined Cardiff as Lecturer in Chinese Studies (Teaching and Research) in 2020. She teaches Chinese Studies modules at all undergraduate levels, supervise dissertations and conduct research on Chinese and South Korean popular cultures. She is happy to supervise postgraduate research projects related to contemporary South Korean, mainland Chinese and Hong Kong cultures.


Before moving to the UK to complete my PhD at SOAS, University of London, I obtained a BA in Korean Studies and Translation with First Class Honours from the University of Hong Kong and an MA in Media and Communication with distinction from Korea University. Prior to joining the academia, I worked as a translator/interpreter for various private and public institutions, including MOOV music and Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong.








In 2020/21, I am convening the following modules:

  • ML1192 China in Context
  • ML1130 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
  • ML1259 Cultures in Context (Chinese)
  • ML1369 China, Greater China and China Overseas

This year, I am also teaching the Chinese seminars of ML8100 Introduction to Translation Methods.

I have previously contributed to the teaching of the following modules:

  • ML1194 Chinese Cinema
  • ML1257 Chinese Society & Culture
  • ML2201 Introduction to Sepcialised Translation

My research interests lie on the politics of popular culture, focusing on three major themes: (1) The representation of (trans)national identity in East Asian media culture, ranging from film and TV series to user generated content; (2) the practice of cultural translation in media production; (3) the symbolic-commerce of stars and celebrities in China and South Korea. My research method is mainly qualitative, discursive analysis of cultural text.


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Shanshan Xie

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