Transcultural Gateway: Ferrying Thai Drama Fandom from Anglophone Twitter to Chinese Red

Zhen Guo (Northeastern University)

This study investigates the gatekeeping practices of Chinese fans of a Thai drama called KinnPorsche the Series and their sharing of Twitter contents on Red (xiaohongshu), a Chinese social media platform. Through qualitative analysis of Red posts featuring Twitter screenshots, the study seeks to identify the cultural contents that are transmittable through the fans gateway. Patterns of contents shared are examined to highlight the impact of transnational fan communities on cultural exchange. The findings of this study could inform future research on fans culture and cultural exchange via social media.

Part of 05-12 Theorizing Global Asian Folklore Studies: Remaking Fluid Boundaries, Friday, November 03, 10:30 am–12:30 pm