Publications

PhD Thesis

Chin, Bertha. 2010. “From Textual Poachers to Textual Gifters: Exploring Fan Community and Celebrity in the Field of Fan Cultural Production.” Cardiff, UK: Cardiff University. [Find the thesis here]

Edited Collections

Chin, Bertha, Lucy Bennett, and Bethan Jones, eds. 2015. Crowdfunding the Future: Media Industries, Ethics and Digital Society. New York: Peter Lang Publishers. [Get the book here]

Chin, Bertha, CarrieLynn Reinhard, and Julia Largent, eds. (under contract). Eating Fandom: Intersections Between Fans and Food Cultures.

Special Issue Journals (edited)

Chin, Bertha and Wikanda Promkhuntong, eds. 2019. “Fandom and Cinephilia in Southeast Asia.” Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media and Society 16 (2). http://www.plarideljournal.org/issue/volume-16-issue-02/

Chin, Bertha, Renee Middlemost, and Matt Hills, eds. 2018. “Themed Section: Australasian Fan Studies Network.” Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies 15 (2). http://www.participations.org/Volume%2015/Issue%202/contents.htm.

Chin, Bertha, Lucy Bennett, and Bethan Jones, eds. 2015. “Crowdfunding: A New Media & Society Special Issue.” New Media & Society 17 (2). https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444814558906.

Chin, Bertha, and Lori Morimoto, eds. 2015. “Themed Section 1: Transcultural Fandom.” Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies 12 (2). http://www.participations.org/Volume%2012/Issue%202/contents.htm 

Book Chapters

Chin, Bertha. 2019. “When Hated Characters Talk Back: Twitter, Hate, and Fan/Celebrity Interactions.” In Anti-Fandom: Dislike and Hate in the Digital Age, edited by Melissa Click, 291–314. New York: NYU Press.

Chin, Bertha. 2018. “It’s About Who You Know: Social Capital, Hierarchies and Fandom.” In A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies, edited by Paul Booth, 243–56. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Chin, Bertha, and Lori Morimoto. 2017. “Reimagining the Imagined Community: Online Media Fandoms in the Age of Media Convergence.” In Fandom 2nd Edition: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World, edited by Jonathan Gray, Cornel Sandvoss, and C Lee Harrington, 2nd ed., 174–88. New York: NYU Press.

Chin, Bertha, Aswin Punathambekar, and Sangita Shresthova. 2017. “A Conversation on Race and Transcultural Fandom.” In Routledge Companion to Media Fandom, edited by Melissa Click and Suzanne Scott, 298–306. London ; New York: Routledge.

Chin, Bertha, and Melanie Bourdaa. 2017. “World and Fandom Building: Extending the Universe of Arrow in Arrow 2.5.” In Arrow and Superhero Television: Essays on Themes and Characters of the Series, edited by James F. Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski, 177–90. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company.

Chin, Bertha, and Bethan Jones. 2017. “Digital Platforms and Crowdfunding.” In The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History, edited by I.Q. Hunter, Laraine Porter, and Justin Smith, 418–28. London ; New York: Routledge.

Chin, Bertha. 2016. “Social Media, Promotional Culture, and Participatory Fandom.” In Public Relations and Participatory Culture: Fandom, Social Media and Community Engagement, edited by Amber Hutchins and Natalie T.J. Tindall, 8–12. London ; New York: Routledge.

Chin, Bertha, Melanie Bourdaa, and Nicolle Lamerichs. 2016. “The Transmedia Practices of Battlestar Galactica: Studying the Industry, Stars, and Fans.” In Public Relations and Participatory Culture: Fandom, Social Media and Community Engagement, edited by Amber Hutchins and Natalie T.J. Tindall, 195–205. London ; New York: Routledge.

Chin, Bertha. 2007. “Beyond Kung-Fu and Violence: Locating East Asian Cinema Fandom.” In Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World, edited by Jonathan Gray, Cornel Sandvoss, and C Harrington, 210–19. New York: New York University Press.

Journal Articles

Chin, Bertha. 2019. “Note from the Editors: The state of Fan Studies in South East Asia.” Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media and Society 16 (2). http://www.plarideljournal.org/article/volume-16-issue-02-note-from-the-editors/

Chin, Bertha, Matt Hills, and Renee Middlemost. 2017. “Introduction to the FSN Australasia 2017 Themed Section.” Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies 15 (2): 263–69. http://www.participations.org/Volume%2015/Issue%202/16.pdf 

Chin, Bertha, and Lori Morimoto. 2015. “Introduction: Fan and Fan Studies in Transcultural Context.” Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies 12 (2): 174–79. http://www.participations.org/Volume%2012/Issue%202/10.pdf 

Chin, Bertha, Lucy Bennett, and Bethan Jones. 2015. “Introduction to Crowdfunding: A New Media & Society Special Issue.” New Media & Society 17 (2): 141–48. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444814558906.

Chin, Bertha, and Lucy Bennett. 2014. “Exploring Fandom, Social Media, and Producer/Fan Interactions: An Interview with Sleepy Hollow’s Orlando Jones.” Transformative Works & Cultures 17. https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2014.0601.

Chin, Bertha. 2014. “Sherlockology and Galactica.Tv: Fan Sties as Gifts or Exploited Labour?” Edited by Mel Stanfill and Megan Condis. Transformative Works & Cultures 15. https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2014.0513.

Chin, Bertha. 2013a. “The Fan-Media Producer Collaboration: How Fan Relationships Are Managed in a Post-Series X-Files Fandom.” Journal of Science Fiction Film and Television 6 (1): 87–99.

Chin, Bertha. 2013b. “Locating Anti-Fandom in Extratextual Mash-Ups.” M/C Journal 16 (4). http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/684.

Chin, Bertha, Bethan Jones, Myles McNutt, and Luke Pebler. 2013. “TWC Symposisum Roundtable: Veronica Mars Kickstarter and Crowdfunding.” Transformative Works and Cultures 15 (July). https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2014.0519.

Chin, Bertha, and Lori Morimoto. 2013. “Towards a Theory of Transcultural Fandom.” Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies 10 (1): 92–108. http://www.participations.org/Volume%2010/Issue%201/7%20Chin%20&%20Morimoto%2010.1.pdf 

Chin, Bertha, and Matt Hills. 2008. “Restricted Confessions? Blogging, Subcultural Celebrity and the Management of Fan-Producer Proximity.” Social Semiotics 18 (2): 253–72.

Chin, Bertha, and Jonathan Gray. 2001. “‘One Ring to Rule Them All’: Pre-Viewers and Pre-Texts of The Lord of the Rings Films.” Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media 2. https://intensitiescultmedia.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/chin-and-gray-one-ring-to-rule-them-all.pdf.

Roundtable Discussions (Invited)

Chin, Bertha, William Proctor, Bridget Kies, Richard McCulloch, Katherine Larsen, Rukmini Pande, and Mel Stanfill. 2018. “Roundtable on Toxic Fan Practices.” Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies 15 (1): 370–93. http://www.participations.org/Volume%2015/Issue%201/21.pdf 

Chin, Bertha, and Aswin Punathambekar. 2018a. “The State of Fandom Studies 2018 (Part 1).” Henry Jenkins’s Confessions of an Aca-Fan (blog). March 21, 2018. http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2018/3/21/the-state-of-fandom-studies-2018-bertha-chin-aswin-punathambekar-pt-1.

Chin, Bertha, and Aswin Punathambekar. 2018b. “The State of Fandom Studies 2018 (Part 2).” Henry Jenkin’s Confessions of an Aca-Fan (blog). March 22, 2018. http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2018/3/21/the-state-of-fandom-studies-2018-bertha-chin-aswin-punathambekar-pat-2.

Book reviews

Chin, Bertha. 2016. “[Book Review] ‘Fan CULTure: Essays on Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century,’ Edited by Kristin M. Barton and Jonathan Malcolm Lampley.” Transformative Works & Cultures 21. https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2016.0700.

Non-peer reviewed writings (Open Access / Invited)

Chin, Bertha. 2016. “Live Long and Prosper, and the Truth Is Out There: What Is Fan Studies?” Discover, 2016. https://issuu.com/swinburneuniversitysarawak/docs/discover_2016-2/14 

Chin, Bertha. 2016. “Star Wars and the Legitimisation of Fans in Fandom-Sceptical South East Asia.” Deletion, Episode 12: The Force Has Awaken. https://www.deletionscifi.org/episodes/episode-12/star-wars-and-the-legitimisation-of-fans-in-fandom-sceptical-south-east-asia/.

Chin, Bertha. 2015. “Potential Implications of Crowdfunding in the Field of Fan Studies and Academia.” FieldGuide: A MediaCommons Project, September 22, 2015. http://mediacommons.org/fieldguide/question/what-are-potential-implications-crowdfunding-academic-research-and-teaching/response/potent.