|Asst Prof Liew Kai Khiun |
Division of Broadcast & Cinema Studies
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
Phone: (+65)6316 8969
Office: SCI 02-13
- PhD University of London, UCL 2007
- MA National University of Singapore 2003
- BA (Hons) National University of Singapore 1998
|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. On the level of community service, aside from serving in voluntary activities in a soup kitchen in London, as well as a Court Mediator in Singapore, Kai Khiun has been involved in a range of civil society groups like Transient Workers Count Too and the Singapore Heritage Society. Kai Khiun’s hobbies includes: keeping pets, hiking, ice-skating, long distance running, and swimming.|
|Research Interest: |
1. Portrayal of Medical Discourses in East Asian Film and Television Dramas
2. Radio and Health Communications
3. Popular Music in Southeast and East Asia
4. Malayan History
5. Transnational popular culture flows-East & Southeast Asia
6. Singapore Cinema
|Research Grant |
|Current Projects |
- Developing the K-Wave Network: Accessing Media Information on Korean Entertainment by Singaporean Fans
- The Internet and Memory of Nations
- The Making of Latino Communities in (cont)text: Latin-a Magazine and being 'Latino/a' in Japan
- The Singapore Center for the Study of the Moving Image (SCMI)
- Trans-local Multimedia: Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and the Communication of Health and Wellness in Hong Kong, Southern China and the Cantonese speaking Diaspora
- Liew Kai Khiun. (2014). K-pop Dance Trackers and Cover Dancers: Global Cosmpolitanization and Local SpatializationThe Korean Wave: Korean Media goes Global. (pp. 165-80)..
- Liew Kai Khiun, Brenda Chan. (2013). Vestigial Pop: Hokkien Popular Music and the Cultural Fossilization of Subalternity in Singapore. Sojourn, 28(2), 272-98.
- Liew Kai Khiun. (2013). The Internet and the engendering of transnational alternative soundscapes in the Asia-Pacific – introduction to the symposium on popular music and the Internet in Asia”. Asian Journal of Communication, 23(4), 345-7.
- Liew Kai Khiun,. (2013). New media and new politics with old cemeteries and disused railways: advocacy goes digital in Singapore. Asian Journal of Communication, DOI: 10.1080/01, 1-15.
- Liew Kai Khiun, Tan Shrz Ee. (2013). Un-localized and un-globalized subculture: English language independent music in SingaporeAsian Popular Culture: Global (Dis)continuity. (pp. 113-38)..