Eva Cheuk-Yin Li

Eva Cheuk-Yin Li
Lancaster University | LU · Department of Sociology

PhD (Gender Media Culture, KCL); MPhil (Sociology, HKU); Bachelor (Social Sciences, HKU)

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Additional affiliations
September 2019 - June 2020
Lancaster University
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2018 - present
King's College London
Position
  • Fellow
January 2018 - March 2018
King's College London
Position
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
Education
October 2012 - January 2018
King's College London
Field of study
  • Gender, Media, and Culture
September 2008 - August 2010
The University of Hong Kong
Field of study
  • Sociology
September 2005 - June 2008

Publications

Publications (17)
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This chapter explores the entanglement and tension between the desire of queer and struggle with normativities in the fandom of Denise Wan-See Ho (a.k.a. HOCC), one of the few celebrities in the East Asian Chinese-language entertainment industry to have come out as a lesbian in public. By adopting ‘queer’ and ‘normal’ as analytical tools, I context...
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Kowloon Walled City (hereafter KWC or Walled City), Hong Kong has been described as ‘one of history’s great anomalies’. The territory remained under Chinese rule throughout the period of British colonialism, with neither jurisdiction wishing to take active responsibility for its administration. In the postwar period, the area became notorious for v...
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A generation of female queer stars has emerged in post-millennial transnational Chinese popular culture. They have amassed many female followers. Among these stars are Mainland China’s Chris Lee, Hong Kong’s Denise Ho and Taiwan’s Jing Chang. These celebrities are often characterized as ‘zhongxing’, which literally means ‘neutral sex and/or gender’...
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Celebrity persona has been a highly contested and ambiguous space where both paparazzi and fans seek to reveal the 'truth'. This paper explores the process of making and consumption of celebrity authenticity in relation to gender performativity and embodiment. Since the post-millennial era, a new generation of female androgynous stars has risen to...
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Encyclopedia entry on the zhongxing phenomenon, which is 'a popular movement of gender ambiguity among women in postmillennial East Asian Chinese-speaking societies in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan'
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This paper aims to explore how affect can be registered to the interests of sociological research. It investigates how affect can be operationalised in empirical studies through a review of existing sociological literature, and illustrates the arguments made with ongoing research on zhongxing (neutral sex and/ or gender) sensibility in urban China....
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The queer fandom of female Hong Kong pop singer Ho Denise Wan See (HOCC) from 2009 to mid-2011 is dealt with through the qualitative methodology of in-depth interviews and media ethnography. HOCC, an idiosyncratic cultural producer who dabbles in the politics of ambiguity, creates texts that invite queer interpretations from fans and from queer act...

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