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Dr Wing Tung Elaine Chung

Dr Wing Tung Elaine Chung

Lecturer in Chinese Studies

School of Modern Languages

Available for postgraduate supervision


Dr Elaine Chung joined Cardiff in 2020 as a Lecturer in Chinese Studies (Teaching and Research). She teaches Chinese Studies modules at all undergraduate levels and conducts research on East Asian popular cultures.


I hold a PhD from SOAS, University of London. Before joining the academia, I have worked as a Chinese-Korean translatior in Hong Kong.

Professional Membership

  • British Association of Chinese Studies
  • European Association of Taiwan Studies
  • Hong Kong Studies Association







I have designed and convened a range of new undergraduate modules for the BA Modern Chinese and BA Chinese programmes:

  • ML1192 China in Context
  • ML1130 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
  • ML8100 Introduction to Translation Methods (Chinese Seminars)
  • ML1259 Cultures in Context (Chinese)
  • ML1369 China, Greater China and China Overseas

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

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

I also supervise dissertations for the BA Modern Chinese, BA Chinese and MA Global Cultures programmes.

I currently serve as Year Abroad Office for the Chinese programmes, co-ordinating students' exchange studies in mainland China and Taiwan.

My research interests lie on the politics of popular cultures in East Asia, focusing on identity representations in media texts (from films, TV series to user-generated contents online). I am currently working on a project about contemporary South Korean screen stardom in China.


I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Popular cultures in East Asia
  • New media and cultural translation
  • Stars and celebrities
  • Fandom and paratexts

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