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Anthony Fung


Anthony Y.H. Fung is Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a Professor in the School of Art and Communication under The Recruitment Program of Global Experts at Beijing Normal University at Beijing, China. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. His research interests and teaching focus on popular culture and cultural studies, gender and youth identity, cultural identities, cultural industries and policy, political economy of communication and new media studies. He currently collaborates with a few international research teams to examine the differences of cultural imagination of Asian youth in Japanese animation fandom (with collaborators in Tokyo University of Arts), the cultural production in Chinese digital platforms (in collaboration with Australian researchers) and the Chinese pop music culture (with collaborators in Communication University of China). He is currently associate editor of International Journal of Cultural Studies and Chinese Journal of Communication, and he is serving as advisory board member in more than 10 international journals. He published widely in international journals, and authored and edited more than 20 Chinese and English books. His recent books are Youth Cultures in China (2016 under Polity Press) (coauthored with de Kloet), Global Game Industries and Cultural Policy (2016 under Palgrave Macmillan) and Hong Kong Game Industry, Cultural Policy and East Asian Rivalry (2018 under Rowman & Littlefield).

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Research Interests
Popular culture, cultural studies, cultural politics, gender, youth identities, online communities, fandom, creative industries (games, comics/animation, online literature, TV dramas, films).


Fung, A. and Chan, C. K. (2017). ‘Post-handover Identity: Contested Cultural Bonding between China and Hong Kong’, Chinese Journal of Communication, pp. 1-18.

Jiang, Q. and Fung, A. (2017). ‘Games with a Continuum: Globalization, Regionalization, and the Nation-State in the Development of China’s Online Game Industry’, Games and Culture, pp. 1-24.

de Kloet, J. and Fung, A. (2016). Youth Cultures in China. New York: Polity Press.

Fung, A. (2016). ‘Strategizing for Creative Industries in China: Contradictions and Tension in Nation Branding’, International Journal of Communication, 10, pp. 3004-3021.

Fung, A. (2014). ‘The iTunization of Pop: Mobile Music and Youth Social Networks’, Perfect Beat, pp. 23-43.

Fung, A. (ed.) (2013). Asian Popular Culture: the Global (Dis)continuity. New York: Routledge.

Fung, A. and Zhang, X. X. (2011). ‘The Chinese Ugly Betty: TV cloning and Local Modernity’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 14(3), pp. 265-276.

Fung, A. (2009). ‘Fandom, Youth and Consumption in China’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 12(3), pp. 285-303.

Fung, A. (2008). ‘Western Style, Chinese Pop: Jay Chou’s Rap and Hip-Hop in China’, Asian Music, 39(1), pp. 69-90.

Fung, A. (2007). ‘The Emerging (National) Popular Music Culture in China’, Inter-Asian Cultural Studies, 8(3), pp. 425-437.


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