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Ying Zhang

PhD student

I am currently in the second year of my PhD, having started doctoral research in September 2019. My research title is “Fansubbing and xianxia media culture: A case study of Eternal Love at viki.com”, focus around xianxia fansubbing culture. The key question of my research is how xianxia fansubbers interpret and perform xianxia culture in the world of media convergence. The case study I look at is Eternal Love (2017), the English of Chinese xianxia TV drama Three lives Three worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms(2017), analysing two English versions of subtitles of the xianxia drama by fansubbers and professional translators on Viki and Netflix and then discussing how fansubbers contribute to the dissemination of xianxia culture.