Rui Bao

How contemporary jewellery construct cosplayer’s self-identity?

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The research focuses on Chinese cosplay subculture youth living in the UK. From individuals to groups, and finally through the cross-cultural research of two different regions (China and UK), it provides empirical experience for cosplay subcultures in China and the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, using contemporary jewellery as a practical tool to verify the impact of different cultural backgrounds on the identity of cosplay subcultural groups. 

Names of Supervisors: 

  • Shaleph O’Neill 
  • Martha Glazzard 
  • Emilia Ferraro