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Research Students and alumni | Creative Transformations Asia

Research Students and alumni

Vijay Anand

Vijay Anand P.S.

Research Topic: Creative industries business models in India in the context of endemic piracy
Supervisors: Stuart Cunningham, Michael Keane

Vijay holds a Masters degree in Creative Industries Management from Queensland University of Technology. With a background in Information Technology and Graphic Design, Vijay is part of an educational services startup in India. His PhD examines the emergent creative industries business models in India in the context of endemic piracy. The investigation will take a multi-pronged approach with regulatory, cultural, demographic and value creation perspectives. His areas of interest include Creative Industries Policy, Political Communication and Service Design.

Dai Juncheng

Juncheng Dai

Research Topic: Regional creative industry planning in China
Supervisors: Michael Keane

Dai Juncheng is a recipient of China Scholarship Council-QUT scholarship. He is a PhD candidate in School of geography at Beijing Normal University and a visiting scholar in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. He has had practical experience in cultural industry planning, most focused in the Beijing area. His interest is researching the creative industries of China using methodology of human Geography. His current project concerns the relationship among creative cluster, creative class, and cultural policy using case studies of animation and design in China.

Falk Hartig

Falk Hartig

Research Topic: Confucius Institutes and the Rise of China
Supervisors: Terry Flew, Michael Keane, Mark Ryan

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.

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.

TimLindgren

Tim Lindgren

Research Topic: The aspirations of emergent Chinese fashion designers
Supervisors: Michael Keane, Tiziano Ferrero-Regis

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.

Weiying

Weiying Peng

Research Topic: Moving Beyond Clusters: The Learning Economy and Emerging Creative Communities in South China
Supervisors: Stuart Cunningham, Michael Keane

Weiying 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. In looking at the shortcomings of the cultural and creative clusters model, her study looks closely at the theory and practice of ‘the learning region’ and ‘creative communities’. The goal of her research is to understand the relationship between cultural creativity and technological creativity and try to draw some recommendations for China in the post-cluster era.

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.

Hui

Hui Richards

Research Topic: Surviving the Revolution and Its Aftermath
Supervisors: Michael Keane, Susan Carson

Hui Richards is a PhD candidate at QUT. Her research project, Surviving the Revolution and Its Aftermath explores ways of empowering suppressed and marginalised women by providing them with technical resources and skills to broadcast their unique personal stories. Her interests include: Chinese language teaching pedagogy, learner attitudes and their implications for language teaching, and digital storytelling. Hui holds a Master degree in Second Language Teaching from Huazhong Normal University and a Master degree in Linguistics from the University of Queensland. She is lecturer in Mandarin at QUT.

Mimi

Mimi Tsai

Research Topic: Technological and design enhancements of health care environments: A landscape architecture approach
Supervisors: Marcus Foth, Barbara Adkins

Mimi Tsai completed a MA degree in Creative Industries in 2007. Over the last five years, she has developed her specialties and research interests within the arena of digital media especially co-created media digital storytelling. She is also a PHD candidate of school of Design, Creative Industries Faculty. Her research is looking into how environmental design especially landscape architectural design can contribute to creating a friendly patient-centred health care environment, especially with the assistance of information communication technology, and how new technology helps in shaping today¹s design realm.

Wang

Wilfred Wang

Research Topic: A Guangdong Model: The Internet and Digital Deliberative Politics in Guangdong China
Supervisors: Michael Keane, Jean Burgess

Wilfred Wang is a PhD candidate in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology. Having received an M.A. in Media and Communications Studies from Monash University (Melbourne), his PhD research aims to investigate the Internet-facilitated political culture in China through the lens of deliberative democracy. The study interests in how the geopolitical specifics of Guangdong, combine with the theatrical and performative cyber cultures in China, can release the public’s civic energies to invigorate political engagement and deliberation.

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.

Jieyao

Jieyao Zhang

Research Topic: Study on co-creating value mechanism and performance of cultural creative service enterprise
Supervisors: Michael Keane

Zhang Jieyao is a recipient of China Scholarship Council-QUT scholarship. She is a PhD candidate in the Glorious School of Business and Management at Donghua University in Shanghai and a visiting scholar in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. Her project concerns the co-creation between producers and consumers in the context of Internet culture. This project will take the position that a great percentage of innovation in the cultural and creative industries is ‘hidden’. Hidden innovations are evident when cultural and creative service enterprises integrate with the external cultural markets. The core issue to reveal hidden innovation is how to efficiently recognize the interaction between creative products and cultural characteristics of market to generate co-creating value. Understanding social network markets is the key to tapping into the wealth of co-creation.

Joy Zhang

Joy Danjing Zhang

Research Topic: The evolution of urban socialism in China’s online space
Supervisors: Michael Keane, Jaz Choi

Joy Danjing Zhang is from Shanghai. After working in the knowledge based industries like ESPN, IDP and Shanghai Tongji University, Joy completed her Masters degree at QUT exploring the topic ‘Impressions of China: Zhang Yimou’s outdoor theme productions’. In 2012 she started her PhD at QUT with a focus on the new social movements and social media platforms in China.

 

Jiannu Bao

Jiannu Bao now teaches at Beijing Foreign Languages Institute. Jiannu completed her PhD at QUT on Chinese travel journalism in 2005.

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 now completed her PhD in 2011 and now works at the Hong Kong Baptist University as a lecturer.

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’.

Marina Guo

Marina Guo now 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

Siti Isa

Siti Isa completed her Phd in 2012. Her topic examined the issues on the development of creative economy in Malaysia focusing on their animation and cultural tourism sectors. Her supervisors were Profs Michael Keane and Greg Hearn. She now is a lecturer in the Faculty of Forestry at the Universiti Putra Malaysia

Sen Lee

Sen Lee Sen completed her PhD on reform of television in Guangdong Province in 2010 and is now teaching at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Her supervisors were Michael Keane and Christina Spurgeon

Henry Li (Li Siling)

Henry Li completed his PhD on the uses of spoof videos in Chinese cyberspace in 2012. he was supervised by John Hartley, Jean Burgess and Michael Keane. He now works as an international programs director at the Shanghai China Executive Leadership Academy in Pudong (CELAP).

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.

Bonnie Liu (Liu Rui)

Bonnie graduated with a PhD in 2011. Her supervisors were Michael Keane and Terry Flew. Her thesis focused on the emergence of independent television production in China. She now runs a creative business in Brisbane.

Wannera Lu (LU Hong)

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.

Wen Wen

Wen Wen works in the cultural industries centre at Shenzhen University in southern China. her PhD, which was completed in 2012, concerned management of creative spaces in Hangzhou. her supervisors were John Hartley and Michael Keane.

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

Leila Wu (WU Qiongli)

Leila Wu was one of the first graduates from the masters of Creative Industries 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.

Seiko Yasumoto

Seiko Yasumoto finished her PhD in 2012 and now works as a lecturer at the University of Sydney. Seiko’s topic concerned remakes of Japanese manga and anime in Taiwan and Korea. Her supervisors were Michael Keane and Terry Flew.