Chunyi Wu


My research explores the topic of digitisation of intangible cultural heritage in China through the combination of Chinese Opera and a game called Honour of Kings. My study critically analyses the rationales and implications of digitising intangible cultural heritage through investigating the policies of Chinses CCI, ICH and gaming industry, in the theoretical framework of cultural identity, capital and virtual communities.

I completed my undergraduate studies in BA Information Management at Tianjin Foreign Studies University in China. After graduating with distinction in MA Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at University of Leeds, I returned to Leeds as a full-time PhD researcher.

Research interests

  • intangible culture heritage
  • culture and creative industries
  • Chinese opera
  • gaming studies
  • cultural policy
  • culture identity
  • virtual community


  • MA Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, University of Leeds, 2021
  • BA Information Management and System, Tianjin Foreign Studies University, 2020
  • BA Japanese, Tianjin Foreign Studies University, 2020