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Research interests

My research focuses on Chinese media (especially China Central Television), the politics of music, entertainment television, the politics of identity (ethnic and national), and intercultural and interlingual approaches to media education. 

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Outputs 2006 2018

Chinese television and national identity construction: the cultural politics of music entertainment programmes

Gorfinkel, L., 2018, London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 253 p. (Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia; no. 52)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Cultural Politics
Identity Construction

Narratives of contemporary Africa on China Global Television Network's documentary series Faces of Africa

Madrid-Morales, D. & Gorfinkel, L., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Asian and African Studies. 53, 6, p. 917-931 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Hong Kong, films, and the building of China's soft power: the cross-promotion of Chinese films on globally oriented state television

Gorfinkel, L. & Su, X., 2016, Hong Kong and Bollywood: globalization of Asian cinemas. Lee, J. T-H. & Kolluri, S. (eds.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 265-293 29 p. (Global cinema).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

The Urban-rural divide in China's cultural industries: the case of Chinese radio

Lei, W., Gorfinkel, L. & Sun, W., 2016, Handbook of cultural and creative industries in China. Keane, M. (ed.). Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 259-275 17 p. (Handbooks of research on contemporary China).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Television, scale and place-identity in the PRC: Provincial, national and global infl uences from 1958 to 2013

Sun, W. & Gorfinkel, L., 24 Jul 2015, Television Histories in Asia: Issues and Contexts. Tay, J. & Turner, G. (eds.). London ; New York: Taylor & Francis, p. 19-37 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review