Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Liew Kai Khiun

Assistant Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

Asst Prof Liew Kai Khiun

Kai Khiun obtained his B.A (Hons 2nd Upper) and M.A. at the National University of Singapore and was awarded his doctorate from the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London in 2007. Prior to his graduate training, Kai Khiun worked as a civilian officer at the Ministry of Defense (Singapore) as well as the Singapore International Foundation (an NGO) between 1997 and 2000. Upon completing his doctorate, he served in the National University of Singapore between 2007 and 2009 as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cultural Studies Cluster of the Asia Research Institute, and a Visiting Fellow teaching Popular Culture at the Department of Sociology. His research interests includes: Transnational Asian popular Culture, Medical Humanities, Singapore Studies, Heritage and Social Media.
Research Interests
1. Transnational Popular Cultural Flows
2. Heritage Studies
3. Social media cultures
4. Singapore Studies
5. Medical Humanities
Current Projects
  • Evaluating the Tangible and Intangible Heritage of Shopping Centres in Singapore
  • Making Magazines: Producing Latino/a Media in East Asia
  • Multi-Screen Social TV: Investigating Determinants Of Users' Attitude, Viewing Behavior And Engagement
  • Re-mappings, re-constructions, re-layering and re-visits: Cinematic pasts as urban cultural resources
  • The Internet and Memory of Nations
  • The Singapore Center for the Study of the Moving Image (SCMI)
Selected Publications
  • Liew Kai Khiun and Stephen Teo. (Ed.). (2016). Singapore Cinema: New PerspectivesUnited Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Liew Kai Khiun and Brenda Chan.(2016). Popular Music and Contemporary Singaporean Cinema. In Liew Kai Khiun and Stephen Teo(Ed), Singapore Cinema: New Perspectives(94-103). London: Routledge.
  • Liew Kai Khiun. (2016). Transnational Memory and Popular Culture in East and Southeast Asia Amnesia, Nostalgia and Heritage. Rowman & Littlefield International.
  • Yang Fang-Chih Irene and Liew Kai khiun.(2016). Long Live Cuteness’: S.H.E.’s ‘Girl Power’ and the Negotiations with Nationalisms in ‘Pop Culture China,. In Daniel Black, Olivia Khoo, Koichi Iwabuchi(Ed), Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia(139-153). United Kingdom: Rowan and Littlefield International.
  • Liew Kai Khiun, Nidya Shantini Manokaran, Lizawati Ta'at. (2016). Televised minority beauties: Ethnocultural mobility and femininity in Singapores television beauty contests. Critical Studies in Television, 11(3), 330-347.

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