Leah Wang


My research is on Film, Television and Cultural Studies, as trained in my PhD in Film and Television Studies. I joined the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, at the University of Leeds, after having taught at the University of Exeter for six years (permanent position) and the University of Nottingham for a year (fixed-term position). I was accredited as a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in the 2010s. Before joining academia, I worked full time in permanent positions in the industry in the UK for nearly three years in two companies, as Associate Researcher in Financial Services and a Specialist in the headquarter of a worldwide-renowned Design Studio, working on projects including a collaboration with Warner Brothers. There are approximately 10 books and nearly 40 issues of magazine and DVD publications with my contributions.

Before working in the industry, I was trained at the United Nations as a trainee for two years while also working as a freelancer for the EU Emission Programme, after graduating from the University of Manchester. Along with my career, I decided to take up a PhD research on Film and Television studies, to pursue my academic interests. My research examines representations in Chinese cinema and East Asian cinema, particularly within the context of contemporary economic reform.


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Research interests

My research interests combine films and television, Chinese culture and philosophy as well as economic development, in the contemporary period.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • FHEA

Student education

I lead and teach a variety of modules on Chinese cinema and intercultural topics, as well as translation, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, across subjects at school. I am also leading Final Year Project training.

I welcome enquiries about supervision from students interested in researching any aspect of Chinese cinema, particularly in relation to cultural and philosophical representations.

Research groups and institutes

  • Cinema and Television
  • Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures
  • Intercultural Studies
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>