Curtin University, Perth
Michael Keane is Professor of Chinese Media and Cultural Studies, School of Media Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University, Perth. 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. Recent books include The Chinese Television Industry (BFI Palgrave June 2015),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.
Elaine Jing Zhao
Lecturer, School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales
Elaine Jing Zhao is a Lecturer in the School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales, Australia. Prior to that Elaine was a postdoctoral research fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation based at Queensland University of Technology. She has been researching and publishing on digital media, creative economy, user co-creation, informal media economies, and their social, cultural and economic implications. Her publications can be found in International Journal of Cultural Studies, Media, Culture & Society, Global Media and Communication and Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. Her professional experience in the mobile internet service industry led to a research project on the adoption factors of mobile marketing and developed a model of mobile-mediated co-creation brand experience. Elaine also acts as Deputy Director of the Asian Creative Transformations research cluster at http://www.creativetransformations.asia/.
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Principal research fellow, Curtin University
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.
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.
Deputy Dean (Research & Innovation), RMIT University; ARC Centre Fellow CCI
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.
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).
Distinguished Professor, Director of the Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University
Distinguished Professor John Hartley (ARC Federation Fellow) is Director of the Centre for Culture and Technology, in the Faculty of Humanities at Curtin University. His Federation Fellowship project included 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.
Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow, RMIT
Tania Lewis is a Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in the School of Media & Communications at RMIT University, Melbourne. She is the author of Smart Living: Lifestyle Media and Popular Expertise (Peter Lang, New York: 2008), editor of TV Transformations: Revealing the Makeover Show (Routledge, London: 2009), and co-editor of Ethical Consumption: A Critical Introduction (Routledge, 2011). She is a chief investigator on ‘The role of lifestyle television in transforming culture, citizenship and selfhood: China, Taiwan, Singapore and India’ (ARC Discovery 2010-2013). Her particular focus in that project is on Singapore and India where she has been interviewing key industry players and is about to embark on a round of audience interviews. Her latest research is on suburban and inner urban grassroots sustainability initiatives, including community food production, freecycling, cohousing, collaborative consumption and other creative individual and community based approaches to sustainability challenges.
Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wollongong
Brian Yecies is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies, and an associate member of the Institute for Social Transformation Research (ISTR) at the University of Wollongong. His research focuses on cinemagoing in colonial Korea (1910-1945) and contemporary South Korean-Chinese-Australian film and digital media collaboration. Brian is a past Korea Foundation Research Fellow and a recipient of prestigious grants from the Academy of Korean Studies, Asia Research Fund, and Australia-Korea Foundation. He is the author of Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948 (Routledge, 2011) and The Changing Face of Korean Cinema: Planet Hallyuwood (Routledge, forthcoming) — both with Ae-Gyung Shim.
Professor of Economics, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University
Jason Potts is an evolutionary economist who specialises in economic growth, institutional and behavioural economics, and the economics of technological change. He has written five books, including two on the foundations of evolutionary economic theory and one on creative industries and economic evolution. He is currently an editor of the Journal of Institutional Economics, and holds an ARC Future Fellowship examining the role of user collaboration in the early stages of emerging technologies.
Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies, Department of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Michael Curtin is the Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also Director of the Media Industries Project at the Carsey-Wolf Center. His books include Playing to the World’s Biggest Audience: The Globalization of Chinese Film and TV and Reorienting Global Communication: Indian and Chinese Media Beyond Borders. Curtin is currently at work on Media Capital: The Cultural Geography of Globalization and is co-editor of the Chinese Journal of Communication and the International Screen Industries book series of the British Film Institute.
Joseph M Chan
Director, Centre for Chinese Media and Comparative Communication Research, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Joseph M. Chan is the Director of the Centre for Chinese Media and Comparative Communication Research, School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he also serves a chair professor. His research interests include international communication, political communication and journalism studies.
Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Media and Communication, Queensland University of Technology
Christina Spurgeon has practiced, taught and researched co-creative media production methods, including digital storytelling, in a variety of community and corporate contexts. Her book, Advertising and New Media (Routledge 2008) considers the implications of end user agency for commercial media and culture. Dr Spurgeon is presently leading a major investigation of the role of community arts and media organisations in enabling population-wide innovation through the use of collaborative media production methods such as digital storytelling. This project is supported by the Australian Research Council’s Linkage with Industry Program as well as the Australia Council for the Arts, ACMI, Goolarri Media Enterprises, Brisbane Community TV 31 Digital, and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.
Associate Lecturer in Media & Communication at Queensland University of Technology
Andrew King teaches Media & Communication at Queensland University of Technology, and has worked in Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand for a number of years. His research looks at how ideas of social justice become mainstream, looking at Indigenous representations in the media and the settlement of Burmese refugees in Australia.
Wendy Siuyi Wong
Associate Professor, Faculty of Design, Swinburne University of Technology
Wendy Wong conducts research on Chinese and Hong Kong visual culture and history, including graphic design, comics, and advertising images. She is the author of Hong Kong Comics: A History of Manhua, published by Princeton Architectural Press, four books for Chinese readers, and numerous articles in academic and trade journals. Previously, she taught at the Department of Design of Faculty of Fine Arts at York University in Toronto, Canada, serving as Department Chair from 2006 to 2009 and as Associate Director of the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) from 2005 to 2009. Dr. Wong was a visiting scholar at Harvard University from 1999 to 2000 and the 2000 Lubalin Curatorial Fellow at the Cooper Union School of Art, New York, USA. In 2009 and 2010, she was a visiting research fellow at the Department of Design History, Royal College of Art, and she served as a scholar-in-residence at the Kyoto International Manga Museum. She taught in Hong Kong and the United States before moving to Canada.
Anthony Y.H. Fung
Director and Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Anthony Fung received his Ph.D. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. His research interests and teaching focus on popular culture and cultural studies, gender and youth identity, cultural industries and policy, political economy of communication and new media studies. He authored and edited more than 10 Chinese and English books. His recent books are Global Capital, Local Culture: Transnational Media Corporations in China (2008), Riding a Melodic Tide: The Development of Cantopop in Hong Kong (2009) (in Chinese), Policies for the Sustainable Development of the Hong Kong Film Industry (2009), Imagining Chinese Communication Studies (2012), Melodic Memories: The Historical Development of Music Industry in Hong Kong (2012) (in Chinese) and Asian Popular Culture: the Global (Dis)continuity (forthcoming).
Lecturer, Japanese and East Asian media and cultural studies, University of Sydney
Seiko Yasumoto holds PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from Queensland University of Technology. Her research focussed on media industries in Japan and East Asia within the domain of popular culture. The scope included transmission of content, copyright, adaptation theory, youth culture, audience analysis and trans-national media cultural flows. She is the guest editor of the Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia special edition on Global Media 2010 and co-editor of the scholarly journal Ilha Do Desterro a Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies: Expression, Identity and Society.Vol.2006. She is appointed as a board member of the East Asian Popular Culture Association and is the Chief Editor of IAFOR’s Journal of Asian Studies.
Lecturer, Institute for Cultural Industries, Shenzhen University
Wen Wen recently received her doctoral degree from the Faculty of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology. Her PhD project was titled “Scenes, quarters and clusters: new experiments in the formation and governance of creative places in China”. She worked as a research assistant at Curtin University for the upcoming book “Whose Creative Industries” from June-Aug 2012. Her main interests are in urban planning, economic and cultural geography and management in creative industries.
Angela Lin Huang
Researcher, Beijing Research Centre for Science of Science, Beijing Academy of Science and Technology
Angela Lin Huang recently obtained her doctoral degree at Queensland University of Technology. She has edited and published several books and papers on Chinese S&T policies, media industries and creative industries both in Chinese and English. Now she is a researcher at Beijing Research Centre for Science of Science, Beijing Academy of Science and Technology.
Lecturer, School of Media and Design, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Huan Wu obtained her doctoral degree from the School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was awarded a 2010 Endeavour Cheung Kong Scholarship and visited The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at Queensland University of Technology for 6 months. She is interested in research on aging communication and the impact of new media on disadvantaged people.
Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne
PhD Fellow, Department of Cross Cultural and Regional Studies, Copenhagen University
Michael carried out fieldwork (2008-09) on Chinese creative industries, exploring local perceptions of originality and imitation, and more broadly how the commercialization of the cultural sphere affects the practices of contemporary Chinese artists. More recently, Michael has been focusing on urbanism, debt, and failed development projects in the northern frontiers of China.
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.
Korea Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies, University of Wollongong
Since 2003, Ae-Gyung has contributed to multiple part-time publicity and writing projects in the Korean and Australian film industries, and has held numerous research assistant and tutoring positions at the University of Wollongong. Her Routledge book Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948 (with Brian Yecies) was published in 2011. Ae-Gyung’s current research focuses on the internationalization of Korean cinema.
Siti Isa is a senior lecturer at Department of Recreation and Eco-Tourism, Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Siti completed her PhD on Malaysia’s creative economy at QUT in 2011. She has working experience with the government and private agencies in Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia. She is also actively involved with NGOs activities. Her research interest is on tourism management and creative economy focusing on culture.