Dr Zhongwei Li

Dr Zhongwei Li

PhD Alumni

Department of Media and Communications

English, Mandarin
Key Expertise
subculture; music; China

About me

ThesisCut-out: music, profanity, and subcultural politics in 1990s China. Read here

Supervisors: Professor Myria Georgiou & Dr Bingchun Meng

After the PhD

Since completing his PhD, Zhongwei has been working as a teaching fellow at the Department of Media and Communications, LSE. He is currently working on a monograph in English and a narrative nonfiction book in Chinese, both based on his doctoral research on music subcultures in China.

Selected Publications

  • 2020. Listening to the Scrap: Contested Materialities of Music in 1990s’ China, in T, Tofalvy & E, Barna (Eds.), From Cassettes to Stream: Popular Music, Technology and the Changing Media Ecosystem, pp. forthcoming. Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2018. Book ReviewTransnational Audiences: Media Reception on a Global Scaleby Athique Adrian, Global Media and Communication, Vol. 15 Issue. 1, pp. 145-147. DOI link: https://doi.org/10.1177/1742766518786288
  • 2016. Book Review: Why Music Matters by David Hesmondhalgh, Networking Knowledge, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 1-5 (ISSN: 1755-9944)