|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. He is married to Kelly Fu Su Yin|
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
|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. (2013). Singapore Filmmaker Jack NeoFigures of Southeast Asian Modernity..
- Liew Kai Khiun. (2012). “Intersecting Anglicization & Sinicization: Hong Kong Cinema and the Modernized Colonial. Cultural Studies, 5(1), 765-91.
- Liew Kai Khiun. (2012). Informatization–Dramatization: Communicating Health in East Asian Television Dramas. International Journal of Communication, 6, 2040-56.
- Liew Kai Khiun. (2012). Wats and Worms: The Activities of the Rockefeller Foundation’s International Health Board in Southeast Asia (1913–1940). National University of Singapore Press.
- Liew Kai Khiun. (2011). Self-inflicted pain: Japanese cinema on the Pacific War. New Cinema: Journal of Contemporary Film, 8(3), 189-201.