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Rachel Suet Kay Chan

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    Biography

    Dr. Rachel Chan Suet Kay is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethnic Studies, National University of Malaysia. She specialises in cultural sociology, having written on cultural capital flows between East Asia and the West. Her latest publications are on English translations of Chinese online fiction, habitus and field in Malaysian cosplay, anti-capital in the Ah Beng subculture, and the convergence of cultural values among Chinese-educated and non-Chinese-educated Malaysian Chinese. Her recent book is "Ah Beng Subculture and the Anti-Capital of Social Exclusion". Other authored and edited books are in progress, including one based on her PhD thesis, “The Convergence of Chinese and Western Values as Global Habitus”. She received her PhD in Sociology and MA by Research from the University of Malaya; and a BSc (Hons) in Sociology and Diploma in Economics from the University of London. She is currently the Chief Editor of UKM Ethnic Studies Paper Series. http://www.ukm.my/kita/ukm-ethnic-studies-paper-series/

    Employment

    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

    Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA)

    Education

    University of Malaya

    University of Malaya

    University of London

    University of London

    Self description

    Dr. Rachel CHAN Suet Kay is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethnic Studies, National University of Malaysia. She specialises in cultural sociology, having written on cultural capital flows between East Asia and the West, and most recently, cultural heritage. Her research agenda is to discover whether there is a hierarchy of cultural goods, relative to value systems. Her latest publications are at https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=Qq_CoPUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works