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Actors | Creative Transformations Asia



Michael Keane

Michael Keane

Michael Keane

Research Professor, ARC Centre Fellow, Queensland University of Technology, Director of Asian Creative Transfromations

Michael Keane is a professor of Chinese Media at Curtin University. He is also a Principal Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI). Michael has made over fifty visits to China and East Asia since 1989 and has provided expertise for a number of international consultancies in relation to emerging East Asian creative economies. He has written numerous book and articles on Chinese and East Asian creative industries. His recent books include Creative industries in China: Art, Design and Media (Polity April 2013) and Media in China: Critical Concepts and Cultural Studies (Routledge August 2013 co-edited with Wanning Sun). His book Created in China: the Great New Leap Forward was the first account of China’s acceptance of the idea of the creative economy. China’s New Creative Clusters: Governance, Human Capital and Investment, published in December 2011, is a study of several of China’s most well known creative clusters including 798, Songzhuang, Fangjia 46, Loft 49, M50 and Suzhou Industrial Park. He is also editor and translator of Li Wuwei’s How Creativity is Changing China, also published in 2011.

(+61) 07 3138 3757

Jo Tacchi

Jo Tacchi

Jo Tacchi

Deputy Dean (Research & Innovation), RMIT University

Jo Tacchi is Professor and Deputy Dean Research and Innovation in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University (Melbourne). She is an ARC Centre Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, of which RMIT is a member. She has led several large research projects in South Asia. Jo is a social anthropologist specializing in ethnographic study of media and digital technologies for development. She currently leads a number of research projects in South Asia that explore methodological developments using ethnographic approaches, as well as issues of ‘voice’ and ‘listening’, broadly in the fields of Communication for development, ICT for development, and digital anthropology.

Find Jo Tacchi’s publications here

(+61) 03 9925 4993

Christoph Antons

Christoph Antons

Christoph Antons

Professor, Business and Law, Deakin University

Christoph Antons holds a Chair in Law in the School of Law, Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University, Burwood. He is a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich. His recent book publications are “Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Intellectual Property Law in the Asia-Pacific Region” (Kluwer 2009) and “The Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: Comparative Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region” (Kluwer 2011, in print).

(+61) 03 9244 6495

Stephanie Donald

 Stephanie Donald

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

Dean, School of Media and Communication, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald has worked in Australian higher education since 1997. In the 1980s and early 1990s she was employed as an actor and production assistant in the UK. Her first degree was in Chinese at the University of Oxford and her DPhil thesis was on Chinese film. She has been working in the Australian higher education sector since 1997, and her career has spanned research, teaching and management responsibilities. Her research and writing focuses on film, media, children’s experience, and the Asia Pacific region. In recent years Stephi has worked specifically on urban branding, intra-regional and cinematic perspectives on cosmopolitanism and migration, and the idea of class in China. She is now Dean of the School of Media and Communication at RMIT, Melbourne.

(+61) 03 9925 3960

Lucy Montgomery

Lucy Montgomery

Lucy Montgomery

Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology

Dr. Lucy Montgomery is exploring the role of copyright, social network markets and business models in China’s creative/cultural industries. Her work explores the extent to which new technologies, globalization and higher levels of connectivity are re-defining relationships between ‘producers’ and ‘consumers’. Spaces between policy and practice are functioning as important sites for the generation of new knowledge and the evolution of new approaches to business. Creative entrepreneurs are increasingly becoming mediators between official policy and institutions and the demands and creative impulses of consumers. In the widening spaces between law, regulation, policy and day-to-day practice of both organizations and users, new approaches to business are being formed.

(+61) 07 3138 0155

Jerry Watkins

Jerry Watkins

Jerry Watkins

Associate Professor in Design, University of Western Sydney

Jerry Watkins has over 20 years’ high-profile international experience in communication and interaction design and he has led major projects for some of the world’s biggest companies, including AT&T Wireless, Bell Canada and Korea Telecom. His research areas include information and communication technology (ICT), broadband, mobile devices, digital content, and social media. Jerry is Chief Investigator of the Australian Research Council project ‘Opportunity Spaces’ (2011-14) which examines the potential of ICT and broadband within shared-use education facilities. He has led a number of other research projects for partners including UNESCO and Intel. Jerry provides training and consultancy to the communication for development sector. He has designed and delivered digital literacy and content creation programs in India, Indonesia, Nepal, and the Solomon Islands.

(+61) 02 9852 5167

John Hartley

John Hartley

John Hartley

Distinguished Professor, research director, CCI

Distinguished Professor John Hartley (ARC Federation Fellow) is research director of the CCI. He was foundation dean of the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT, and previously head of the journalism school at Cardiff University, Wales. His Federation Fellowship project includes research on fashion media in China. Hartley was lead investigator on Internationalizing creative industries: China , the WTO and the knowledge-based economy (ARC Discovery), convened the first conference on Creative Industries ever held in China (2005), co-edited special issues of Chinese Journal of Communication (2:1, 2009) and International Journal of Cultural Studies (9:3, 2007). His books Creative Industries, A Short History of Cultural Studies and others have been translated into Chinese. He has supervised numerous Chinese PhD students. He has also advised the Indonesian government on creative industries policy.

(+61) 07 3138 5605

Greg Hearn

Greg Hearn

Greg Hearn

Research Professor, CCI, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Greg Hearn is Co-Leader of Program 2: Creative Workforce and a Research Professor at the ARC Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation, QUT. His work focuses on mapping and policy development for the Creative Industries in international contexts including China, Japan, South Africa and Brazil. In Australia he was an invited member of a working party examining the role of creativity in the innovation economy for the Australian Prime Minister¹s Science Engineering and Innovation Council. He has authored or co-authored over 20 major research reports and six books, including The communication superhighway: Social and economic change in the digital age (1998: Allen and Unwin) and Knowledge Policy: Challenges for the 21st Century (2008). His current work includes developing media strategies for Sapporo Japan and an Australian research Council grant examining the operation of creative clusters in Shanghai.

Find Greg Hearn’s publications here

(+61) 07 3138 8183

Terry Flew


Terry Flew

Professor, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology

Terry Flew is Professor of Media and Communications in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), in Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of New Media: An Introduction (Oxford, 2008), which has gone into three editions (fourth edition forthcoming), Understanding Global Media (Palgrave, 2007), and The Creative Industries, Culture and Policy (Sage, 2011). He is a leading international figure in creative industries research, having undertaking invited presentations on creative industries in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the United States and New Zealand. He has been engaged in research into creative industries and cities in China and East Asia, including the ARC Discovery-Project Internationalising Creative Industries: China, the WTO and the Knowledge-Based Economy. He has also headed research projects into citizen journalism and the role of suburbs in creative industries development, and was a member of the ARC-funded Cultural Research Network from 2005-2009.

(+61) 07 3138 8188

Brian Fitzgerald

Brian Fitzgerald

Brian Fitzgerald

Professor, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Brian Fitzgerald is a well-known Intellectual Property and Information Technology/Internet lawyer who has pioneered the teaching of Internet/Cyber Law in Australia. Brian has developed research partnerships and convened a major conference with East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in 2007. He has published articles on Intellectual Property and Internet Law in Australia, the United States, Europe, Nepal, India, Canada and Japan and his latest (co-authored) books are Cyberlaw: Cases and Materials on the Internet, Digital Intellectual Property and E Commerce (2002); Jurisdiction and the Internet (2004); Intellectual Property in Principle (2004) and Internet and Ecommerce Law (2007). Over the past seven years Brian has delivered seminars on Information Technology, Internet and Intellectual Property law in Australia, Canada, China, Brazil, New Zealand, USA, Nepal, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Norway, Croatia and the Netherlands.

(+61) 07 3138 2057

Jaz Choi

Jaz Choi

Jaz Hee-jeong Choi

ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (Industry) at the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology

Jaz Hee-jeong Choi is an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (Industry) at the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation, QUT. Her research interests are in playful technology, particularly the ways in which various forms of playful interaction are designed, developed, and integrated in different cultural contexts. In her recently completed doctoral research, she developed a new conceptual approach to urban sustainability that recognises ‘play’ as the core of transformative interactions in cities as technosocial networks. Her current research explores designing and developing playful ubiquitous technologies to cultivate sustainable food culture in urban environments. She has collaborated with leading international researchers and published in books and journals across various disciplines. Her website is at www.nicemustard.com

(+61) 07 3138 8190

Susan Leong

Susan Leong
Susan Leong

Lecturer, Media & Communication, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology

Susan is Lecturer in Media & Communication with the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT (Queensland University of Technology). Her recent publications include journal articles, Franchise Nations: the Future of Nations? (2009) in Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studie and The Question Concerning (Internet) Time (2009) in New Media & Society . Susan’s research interests include the notion of franchise nations in the study of the Chinese and Indian diasporas, (new) media and its relation to extra-national sovereignty, and ethnic minorities in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia and, the inclusion/exclusion of non-users of the internet in nations. Prior to academia, Susan has had extensive professional experience in a variety of field ranging from advertising and engineering to electronics in Singapore, Indonesia and Australia.

(+61) 07 3138 0233

Angela Romano

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Angela Romano

Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Angela Romano teaches and researches about a wide range of journalism-related subjects. Her main interests are: International journalism, particularly in Asia; The role of journalism and communications in promoting development; The media, politics, democracy and deliberation; Journalism in diverse societies, and the media’s performance in reporting on gender and ethnic, religious and other minorities. Angela’s works include a book, International Journalism and Democracy, and a report about Asian journalism for the World Bank publication, Public Sentinel. She has edited/written two other books – Journalism and Democracy in Asia and Politics and the Press in Indonesia – as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters based on her research.

(+61) 07 3138 8162

Larissa Hjorth

Larissa Hjorth

Larissa Hjorth

Lecturer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Dr. Larissa Hjorth is researcher, artist and lecturer who has taught Media Cultures 1 & 2 and Narrative and Communication in the Games Programs since its inception in 2005. Since 2000, Hjorth has been researching and publishing on gendered customizing of mobile communication, gaming and virtual communities in the Asia–Pacific, much of which is detailed in her book, Mobile Media in the Asia-Pacific (London: Routledge, 2008). Hjorth has published widely on the topic in journals such as Convergence journal, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Continuum, ACCESS, Fibreculture and Southern Review. In 2007, Hjorth co-convened the International Mobile Media Conference (Opens new window) with Gerard Goggin in July 2007 and the Interactive Entertainment (IE) Conference (Opens new window) at RMIT University in December 2007. Since 2009, Hjorth has been an ARC research fellow for three years researching online communities in the Asia-Pacific region with Michael Arnold as part of a successful ARC discovery grant (ID: DP0986998).

(+61) 03 9925 9754

International Research Colleagues

Fan Zhou

FAN Zhou is Professor and Director of the Institute for Cultural Industries at Communication University of China, Beijing

Qi Yongfeng

QI Yongfeng is Professor and Research Director Institute for Cultural Industries at Communication University of China, Beijing

Liu Jianghong

Liu Jianghong is a vice-director of Institute for Cultural Industries at Communication University of China, Beijing.


Li Huailiang

LI Huailiang is Professor and Director of the National Cultural Trade Centre at Communication University of China.

Zhang Xiaoming

ZHANG Xiaoming is Professor and editor of Blue Book of China’s Cultural Industries. He is vice-director of Humanities Research Centre

Lhamo Yeshi

Lhamo Yeshi is a postdoctoral researcher whose is working on Tibetan art history and cultural industries.

Zhang Zhaoxia

Zhang Zhaoxia is the Dean of Art Communication at the BDA

Zhang Jingcheng

ZHANG Jingcheng is a Professor and chief editor of the annual Blue Book of China’s Creative Industries

Zeng Fanying

ZENG Fanying is a researcher and contributor to The Blue Book of China’s Creative Industries

Desmond Hui

Desmond Hui is professor and Director of the Centre for Culture and Development. Desmond was lead author of the HK Creative Industries Baseline Report. He is a board member of the Urban Renewal Authority and advisor for Create Hong Kong.

Anthony Fung

Anthony Y. H. Fung is a professor of Media. He researches Youth Culture and the Consumption of Popular Culture in Hong Kong and China, Globalization of TV formats, Transnational Media Corporations in China and Asia, and New Media and Online Communities;

Huang Changyong

Huang Changyong is Professor and Vice-President of the Shangahi Theatre Academy


Marina Guo

Marina Guo is Director of International Relations at STA.

Mitsuhiro Takemura

Mitsuhiro Takemura is Professor of Media Design Sapporo City University.  Professor Takemura’s research brings together digital archiving of cultural artefacts; contemporary design and Creative City Planning.  He is is a pioneer of creative industries developments in Japan.


David Wright

David Wright is Associate Professor at Hakodate Futures University and Research Associate at Sapporo City University.  His research takes a futures studies perspective on Japan with an emphasis on creative industries and creative cities.  His teaching focuses on the history and future of film-making technologies.

Doobo Shim


Doobo Shim is an Associate-Professor at Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul. He has written extensively about the Korean wave and East Asian media flows. His paper ‘Hybridity and the rise of popular culture in Asia’ is one of the most read articles about Korean popular culture.


Brendan Harkin

Brendan Harkin founded XMediaLab in June 2003. XMediaLab is the internationally acclaimed creative thinktank for digital media professionals that brings together the world’s outstanding creatives, executives, and power-brokers who work as mentors with local companies on their own digital media project ideas.


Bert de Muynck

Bert de Muynck is an architect and writer who works in China. He is the founder and director of moving cities.


Anna Rooke

Anna Rooke worked for more than 10 years supporting the growth of bioscience, creative, digital and arts based businesses in the United Kingdom. Anna’s goal is to help develop a healthy and expanding creative industries sector in Australia, with QUT’s Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) being at the centre of the country’s business support and knowledge transfer networks.


Lubi Thomas

Lubi Thomas has been curating from The Block New Media Exhibition Space located at QUT Precincts, Kelvin Grove since 2006. She has worked on a number of locally, nationally and internationally exhibitions, on large scale new media programs, and on diverse creative projects.


Jeff Jones

Professor Jeff Jones has recently worked on a beta‐version virtual world, which is a visualisation of the ancient Song Dynasty village of Badong, Three Gorges, China. Ancient, Virtual Badong has been a collaboration between the Central China Normal University and QUT since 2007 and has attracted support from China’s 111 program.


Ma Da


MA Da is Deputy secretary of the Qingdao Creative Industries Association and Manager of Creative 100, an entrepreneurial creative cluster in the city of Qingdao in Shandong Province, China.

Ivan Fan



Ivan Fan is the co-founder and president of Artkey, a Taiwanese art licensing comapny based in China. Alex Guo is CEO of Artkey.

Qiu Dailun



Qiu Dailun, Chairman of the Board of 1506 Creative City Investment Co. Ltd., President of Foshan Creative Industry Association,  Guangdong People’s Congress Member (parliamentarian)





Research Students

Falk Hartig

Falk Hartig

Falk Hartig

Research Topic: Confucius Institutes and the Rise of China
Supervisors: Terry Flew, John Hartley

Falk Hartig holds a MA (Sinology and Journalism) from University of Leipzig. His project concerns Confucius Institutes and the Rise of China. Since 2004 China has set up almost 700 Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms around the world to promote its language and culture. The aim of his thesis is twofold: first to provide grounded empirical case studies into how these institutes actually work and second to provide a theoretical framework to analyse these institutions. This study combines Chinese studies, international relations studies, communication studies, cultural studies with an in-depth analysis of Confucius Institutes in Australia and Germany.

Angela Huang

Lin Huang

Angela Lin Huang

Research Topic: A Study of Beijing’s Competitive Advantage as an Emergent Media Capital
Supervisors: Stuart Cunningham, Terry Flew, Michael Keane

Angela Huang is recipient of a China Scholarship Council-QUT scholarship. She is a PhD candidate in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology. Her topic investigates Beijing as the major node of Chinese media industries (a media capital). Drawing on the work of Michael Curtin, the research project identifies factors contributing to Beijing’s centrality as a media capital, including industry agglomeration, creative migration to Beijing, and relative diversity in production.

Siti Isa


Siti Isa

Research Topic: Development Issues for the Creative Economy in Malaysia
Supervisors: Michael Keane, Greg Hearn

Siti is from Malaysia, and obtained her B.Sc (H) in Tourism Management from Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia and Master of Tourism from Otago University, New Zeland. Her PhD thesis examines the issues on the development of creative economy in Malaysia focusing on their animation and cultural tourism sectors. These two sectors are identified as important creative development  areas in Malaysia. Due to the novelty of the creative economy concept in Malaysia, there are many aspects that require indepth investigation. Siti aims to provide the first comprehensive account of the Malaysian creative economy.

Henry Li

Henry Li

Henry Siling Li

Research Topic: Seriously Playful: the Uses of Networked Video Spoofs
Supervisors: John Hartley, Jean Burgess, Michael Keane

Henry Li is recipient of a China Scholarship Council-QUT scholarship. He is a PhD candidate in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology. Henry’s project aims to explore one particular form of user-created content networked video spoofs, a locus of both amateur and professional creativity, and their creators/spoofers. Henry’s work enriches the understanding of spoofs as a creative subculture and as distributed innovation processes, and more broadly, the role of internet culture in knowledge creation and innovation.

Tim Lindgren


Tim Lindgren

Research Topic: The aspirations of emergent Chinese fashion designers
Supervisors: Justin, O’Connor, Michael Keane, Xin Gu

Over the last twenty-five years Tim Lindgren has pursued a role as an independent fashion designer in Australia and China. His practice has been heavily informed by the culture of fashion consumption that arose in Europe and particularly London during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Some of his commercial work is archived at www.tim.com.au.
Tim has a Masters degree in International Business from Griffith University in Queensland. He wrote his Honours thesis about the impact of the Chinese textile and manufacturing industry on Australian fashion designers.

Bonnie Liu

Bonnie Liu

Bonnie Liu

Research Topic: Competition and Innovation: Independent Television Production in China
Supervisors: Michael Keane, Terry Flew

Bonnie Liu is a PhD candidate in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology. She is recipient of a China Scholarship Council-QUT scholarship. Bonnie’s research is on innovation and competition in television production in China; her research looks at how the emergence of television independent companies is impacting on the diversity and quality of content in the Chinese television industry. She graduated with the master degree in Communication and Journalism from Communication University of China in Beijing and used to be a lecturer in Communication University of China.

Ren Xiang


Xiang Ren

Research Topic: Open Knowledge Communication: Web2.0 and digital alternative platforms in Chinese academic publishing
Supervisors: John Hartley, Lucy Montgomery

Xiang Ren is a PhD candidate in the Creative Industries Faculty, at the Queensland University of Technology. His project focuses on digital alternative platforms (particularly Web2.0 based) in Chinese academic publishing industry. Before joining QUT, Xiang has over 10 years’ professional experience as a senior editor in Chinese publishing industry. He has been awarded a Master with Distinction in Communication at University of Westminster, London in 2005.

Linda Watterson


Linda Watterson

Research Topic: From Culture to Creativity: Creative Entrepreneurs in Chaoyang District
Supervisors: Michael Keane, Terry Flew, Justin O’Connor

Linda’s project study looks at three entrepreneurs: in marketing, design and consultancy, in digital content, and in publishing. The project examines how creative entrepreneurs manage, mobilise, and nurture creativity through their business operations within an environment of social and economic development. After graduating from Northern Jiaotong University in Beijing with the Bachelor of Engineering, Linda worked in industries including entertainment, consulting, engineering and IT including Sun Microsystems (Beijing) in Marketing Communications, and her own consultancy group headquartered in north Brisbane specializing in importing, exporting, manufacturing and rental of mining, construction and recycling equipment throughout Asia-Pacific region.

Wen Wen


Wen Wen

Research Topic: Scenes, Quarters and Clusters: New Experiments in the Governance of Creative Places in China
Supervisors: John Hartley, Michael Keane

Wen Wen is recipient of a China Scholarship Council-QUT scholarship. She is a PhD candidate in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology. Her project examines the organizational patterns or models of creative districts, that is, the factors positively or negatively influencing their formation and development. Hence, it contains the investigation of entities and their relations, creative practices and creative people. The research also examines the effectiveness of creative districts – whether they fulfilled the assumed effects, such as stimulating the growth of creativity and promoting the development of the creative economy.

Seiko Yasumoto


Seiko Yasumoto

Research Topic: Re-Made in Asia: Transformation, pan-Asian Markets and Popular Culture
Supervisors: Michael Keane, Terry Flew

Seiko Yasumoto’s research is principally focussed on media, culture and communication studies in Japan and East Asia. Seiko is looking at Japanese popular culture products, in particular examining how common texts are re-made and using different forms such as television drama, film, animation and manga. She is concurrently researching how these are targeted, transformed and ‘re-made’ for export into different national and regional audiences in pan-Asian markets. Seiko is interested in examining authentic Japanese productions as well as co-productions that cross cultural divides and audiences.

Guo Yong

Guo Yong

Guo Yong

Supervisors: Michael Keane, Jason Potts

Guo Yong is a recipient of China Scholarship Council-QUT scholarship. He is a PhD candidate in School of Economics and Finance at Xi’an Jiaotong University and a visiting scholar in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. His project concerns the creative index, competitiveness of China’s creative industries and dynamic effects of creative industries cluster. His recent interesting is researching the creative industries of China using methodology of evolutionary economics.

Elaine Zhao


Elaine Jing Zhao

Research Topic: The Role of Mobile Media in Brand-Consumer Relationship
Supervisors: Stuart Cunningham, Michael Keane and Judy Drennan

Elaine Zhao is a PHD candidate at Creative Industries Faculty of Queensland University of Technology on a CCI and iCi scholarship. Her research project examines how businesses in China can leverage the strengths of mobile media to enhance brand-consumer relationship. Through mapping the industry ecosystem and analyzing innovative mobile marketing campaigns in China, she is investigating the relevance of mobile media in the formation of marketing strategy. The research findings will be of interest in the establishment, maintenance and enhancement of brand-consumer relationship. Before coming to QUT, Elaine worked in marketing function for emerging business group at Nokia, which develops mobile service including mobile internet service, mobile education, and mobile payment and mobile advertising.

Jun Gao

Jun Gao

Jun Gao

Research Topic: China’s Higher Education Policy since 1992: a Genealogical Analysis of the Enterprise University
Supervisors: Cushla Kapitzke, Deborah Henderson

Jun Gao is a PhD candidate in Faculty of Education at QUT. His study analyses China’s higher education policy since 1992. In the era of globalisation and knowledge economy, China’s higher education sector has undergone substantial changes. In the global context, the emergence of the enterprise university has been a common trend. This study tries to conduct a genealogical analysis of China’s higher education policy when China established the socialist market economy. Policy analysis at the national level and local will be conducted mainly in the conceptual framework of governmentality.


Leila Wu

Leila Wu was one of the first graduates from the masters of Creative Industreis program. She returned to China in 2005 and established an  animation company with her husband. Inmyshow media provides a range of content for commercial outlets and broadcast channels.

Vicki Chiu

Vicki Chiu is now teaching at Department of Radio and TV at Ming Chuan University in Taiwan; from 2005 – 2008  she undertook a PhD study at QUT .  Her topic was ‘A Study of Entrepreneurship: Taiwanese Digital Content Companies in China’.

Tania Lim

Tania Lim completed her PhD in Media and Communications at the Creative Industries Faculty, QUT in 2005. Until recently, she worked at the industry development policy unit of the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts in Singapore. Her thesis was on cultures of production in Asian TV industries with a focus on TV formats emerging in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Recent research interests include the reach of Asian popular culture in the online, mobile and offline mediascapes and user-driven design.

Jiannu Bao

Jiannu Bao was the first Chinese PhD graduate from the QUT Creative Industries Faculty. She now teaches at Beijing Foreign Languages Institute. Jiannu completed her PhD at QUT on Chinese travel journalism in 2005.

Marina Guo

Marina works at the Shanghai Theatre Academy in Shanghai where she is Director of International Programme, School of Creative Studies. In 2010 Marina was a recipient of an Endeavour International Research Award and spent 6 months at QUT. Her PhD thesis topic was Creative industries and China’s economic transformation

Huan Wu

Huan Wu works as a lecturer, School of Media and Design at Shanghai Jiatong University. She was recipient of an Endeavour International Research Award in 2010. At QUT she completed her PhD thesis Virtual Community and Social Capital of Older Internet Users: A Case Study of Oldkids Website in Mainland China. her current research is on New Media and its usage among disadvantaged group in mainland China

Joy Zhang

Joy Zhang completed a Masters at QUT in 2011 on the topic of Zhang Yimou’s mediated outdoor spectacles: the Yingxiang series. She is now working at Council on International Educational Exchange CIEE of Business, Language and Culture Program at East China Normal University in Shanghai where she is teaching Chinese Cinema Study and Media and Communication in China.

Wannera Lu

Wannera Lu, from Tsinghua University in Beijing, was recipient of a China Scholarship Council award and six months at QUT. She completed her PhD in 2009 and now is a lecturer at Beijing Sprorts University.

Carol Chow

Carol Chow, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, was recipient of an Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Scholarship from July 2007 to December 2007.  She is now completing her PhD in Hong Kong.