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Hening ZHANG

PhD Candidate in Film and Television Studies,



I have a BA in International Media and Communication from the University of Nottingham (Hons), and an MA in Film Studies from UCL (Distinction). I'm currently a PhD candidate in Film and Television Studies at Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies, University of Nottingham.

Research Summary

Current Status

PhD (full-time) - currently registered

Research Summary

My current research focuses on the cultural life of Intellectual Property of Journey to the West, with a specific interest in film, televisual and spatial adaptations and branded entertainments in contemporary screen and cultural industries within and outside the Chinese contexts from the 1990s to the present.

Research Interests

  • Media Industry Studies
  • Adaptations Studies
  • Screen Culture
  • Branding and Promotional Culture
  • Chinese Language Cinema

Research Supervisors

  • Prof Liz Evans
  • Dr Kieran Foster


  • 'Strategic Localization and Screen Adaptations of Journey to the West from the 1920s to the 2010s', Chinese Film in the 21st Century: Genres, Movements, Media. Ed. Corey Kai Nelson Schultz and CecĂ­lia A. de Mello. Routledge, 2023.

Conference Papers

  • 'Understanding Hong Kong-Mainland Film Industries through the Lens of Coproduction: Journey to the West Adaptations from the 1990s to the 2010s', 10th Annual BAFTSS Conference, April 2022

  • 'Global Health in the Global Mediascape: Rethinking Non-fictional Transmediatization of Alzheimer's Disease in the 21st Century', Screen Studies Conference 2021, June 2021
  • 'Localization of Chinese Screen Industries: Screen Variations of Journey to the West from the 1920s to the 1980s', 100 Years of Chinese Film & Screen: Past, Present, and Futures, May 2021

  • 'Transformation of Screen Variations of Journey to the West in Chinese Screen Industries from the 1920s to the 1980s', the 4th Annual B-Film PGR Symposium on Glocal and Regional Cinema, March 2021

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