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Dr Wing-Fai Leung

Leung_Wing-FaiLecturer in Culture, Media and Creative Industries

Email: wing_fai.leung@kcl.ac.uk

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 0563

King’s College London
Room 1.07
Chesham Building
Strand Campus
London
WC2B 5RL   
 
 
 
Biography

Prior to joining CMCI, she taught and researched at University College Cork, Ireland; Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; University of St Gallen, Switzerland; University of Hertfordshire, UK. Fai is also Member of the Committee of the COST Action ‘Dynamics of Virtual Work’ (2013-2017).

She completed her PhD at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Previously she worked at the National Media Museum, UK and Arts Council England, UK.

She has researched the film and media industries in China and Hong Kong, digital entrepreneurship in Taiwan, diversity in cultural and creative labour, and work and employment in the ‘gig economy’.

Her monograph Multimedia Stardom in Hong Kong: Image, Performance and Identity is published by Routledge (2014). Fai has published in Information, Communication and Society; Sociological Review; Asian Ethnicity and Journal of Chinese Cinemas, and a co-edited special issue ‘Creativity, Knowledge and Innovation in Virtual Work’ for New Technology, Work and Employment is published in 2017. 

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Chinese language media
  • Creative industries in Greater China
  • Cultural and creative labour
  • Virtual work and digital labour
  • Gender and intersectionality
  • Identities and cultural representation
  • Media representation of LGBTQ

Fai welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of her research interests.

Fai's Reasearch Portal page can be found here.

Selected publications
  • Digital Entrepreneurship, Gender and Intersectionality: An East Asian Perspective (monograph, Palgrave MacMillan, under contract)
  • 'The Strengths of Close Ties: Taiwanese Online Entrepreneurship, Gender and Intersectionality' in Information, Communication and Society, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2015.1069873
  • ‘Getting In, Getting On, Getting Out? Women as Career Scramblers in the UK Film and Television Industries’ in Sociological Review, Vol. 63, S1 ‘Gender and Creative Labour’, 2015, co-authored withRosalind Gill & Keith Randle.
  • ‘Who could be an Oriental Angel? Lou Jing, Mixed Heritage and the Discourses of Chinese Ethnicity’ in Asian Ethnicity, Vol.16, No. 3, 2015. DOI: 10.1080/14631369.2015.1015253
  • ‘Product Placement with “Chinese Characteristics”: Feng Xiaogang’s Films and Go Lala Go!’ in Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2015. DOI: 10.1080/17508061.2014.995955
  • Multimedia Stardom in Hong Kong: Image, Performance and Identity (Routledge, 2014)
Teaching

Fai contributes to the MA CCI core modules ‘Contested Culture: Formations’ and ‘Analysing the Cultural and Creative Industries’. She coordinates the optional module, ‘Cultural Markets: Social and Cultural Analysis’, and will teach a new module ‘Cultural and Creative Industries in China’ (2017-2018). She is the MA Admissions Tutor. 

Expertise and public engagement

Fai has appeared in a range of media, including BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour and Bristol Community Radio, and has been interviewed by The Atlantic Magazine. She has written for The Irish Times, Hong Kong Express (in Italian) and Asia Express (in Italian).

Fai was on the selection committee of the Dublin Chinese New Year Film Festival (2013). She has given public lectures at the Arnolfini, Royal Asiatic Society, Cornerhouse, British Film Institute, National Media Museum, National Film Theatre, Glasgow Film Theatre, Museum of East Asian Art, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and Lighthouse Cinema (Dublin).

Her co-curated exhibition ‘Ten Thousand LI: Chinese Infusion in Contemporary British Culture’ toured Openeye Gallery, Collins Gallery, Impressions Gallery, Folly Gallery, Photofusion  and Museum of Lincolnshire Life (2002-2004).

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