Research Student


Sun Meicheng

Ms. Sun Meicheng obtained her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Nanjing University in 2011 and her master’s degree in Advertising from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2015. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in Communication under the supervision of Dr. Liew Kai Khiun and Dr. Lee Sang Joon. Her research interests include transnational popular cultural flows, fandom, social media, and cultural industries.


Journal articles

Book chapters

  • Liew, K. K., & Sun, M. (2020). Pax Musica and Mnets: Cantopop-Kpop convergences and inter-Asia cultural mobilities. In A. Fung & A. Chik (Eds.), Made in Hong Kong: Studies in Popular Music (pp. 33-43). New York: Routledge.

Conference papers

  • Sun, M. (2020, May; 2018, November). The Co-Creation of K-Pop Related Content on Weibo: Comparing Company Accounts, Celebrity Accounts, and Fandom Accounts. Paper presented at the 70th International Communication Association Virtual Conference, and the 9th Honors Symposium for Asian Ph.D. students in Communication Research, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Sun, M. (2019, May). GOT7’s Chinese K-Pop Fandom: Mobile Communications and China’s Transnational Popular Culture. Paper presented at the 69th International Communication Association Conference, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Sun, M. (2018, July; 2018, June). Revisiting Hallyu 1.0: Korean Pop Music in Mainland China at the Turn of the Century. Paper presented at the 22nd Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference, Sydney, Australia, and the 6th Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Sun, M. (2018, May; 2017, July). Intimacy, Barriers, and Identity: Chinese K-pop Tourist Audiences’ Concert Experiences in South Korea. Paper presented at the 68th International Communication Association Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, and the 7th Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference, Seoul, South Korea.


Conference reviewer

  • International Communication Association Conference

Conference panel chairs

  • Inter-Asia K-Pop Fandom, the 7th Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference, Seoul, South Korea (2017)

Helper of conferences and workshops

  • Critical Incidents in Journalism, International Communication Association Preconference, Washington D.C., USA (2019)
  • Changing Cultural Geographies of Movie Theaters in Asia, Singapore (2018)



  • AY 2019-2020 Semester 2, CS2005 Speech and Argumentation, NTU

Guest talks

  • August 26, 2019. K-pop in China. CS4160 Korean Wave: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, NTU.
    • March 1, 2018. K-pop in China. CS4160 Korean Wave: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, NTU.

    Teaching assistance

    • WKWSCI, NTU: Integrated Marketing Communication; Advertising, Creativity & Copywriting; Media & Society in the Digital Age; Popular Cinema; Interpersonal Communication.


    • 2017-current Research Scholarship, NTU
    • 2019 WKWSCI Allowance for Summer School at Essex Summer School, UK
    • 2018 Travel Grant, International Communication Association (ICA)
    • 2018 Travel Grant, Popular Communication Division, ICA