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 Wing Tung Elaine Chung

Wing Tung Elaine Chung

Chinese Teacher

School of Modern Languages

Room 1.13, 66a Park Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3AS
Available for postgraduate supervision

I joined Cardiff in 2018 as a part-time Chinese teacher and took up my current position of Lecturer in Chinese Studies (Teaching and Research) from 2020. I teach Chinese Studies modules at all undergraduate levels, supervise dissertations and conduct research on Chinese and South Korean popular cultures.

Before moving to the UK to pursue 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. 




Currently I am the module leader of ML1192 China in Context, ML1259 Cultures in Context (Chinese), and ML1369 China, Greater  China and China Overseas. I also contribute to the teaching of ML1194 Chinese Cinema, ML1257 Chinese Society & Culture, as well as the Chinese seminars of ML8100 Introduction to Translation Methods and ML2201 Introduction to Specialised Translation.

My research interests lie on the politics of popular culture, focusing on four major themes: (1) The representation of (trans)natoinal 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; (4) pedagogy of Content and Langauge Integrated Learning in a university setting. My research method is mainly qualitative, discursive analysis of cultural text. 

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