Chen-Yu Lin

My research interests include Chineseness in Mandarin popular music, music censorship in the People’s Republic of China and China Wind (Zhenguofeng) Pop Music. I have a BA in Communication Studies from National Chengchi University (Taiwan), attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison international academic programme in my final year. 

I received an MA in Popular Music Studies with first class honours from University of Liverpool, and my PhD is supervised by Haekyung Um and Sara Cohen.  I have worked for the Public Television Service (Taiwan) as a production assistant and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as research assistant. I also worked for Insight-Post, Pop Culture Academy, and World Island Magazine.

My goal is to introduce popular music studies to Chinese readers through my journalistic writing, and use my research to expand knowledge of how Chinese communities worldwide engage with popular music.