Asia Expertise Guide

 

Communications

  • Dr Julian Stringer

    Hollywood. East Asian cinema. Issues of film historiography. Cultural politics of international film festivals.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4846
    Arts and Culture Communications Cultures hollywood asian cinema film history Culture politics international
  • Dr Daniel Mutibwa

    Issues around emerging business models, community-building, sustainability and copyright that are shaping the direction of grassroots design and digital fabrication and hardware entrepreneurialism in the Greater China region and their impact on the global digital economy.
    0115 82 32251
    Business and economy Communications Cultures emerging business models community-building Sustainability Copyright grassroots design digital fabrication entrepreneurialism greater China region digital economy
  • Dr Mark Gallagher

    Contemporary American and international cinema. American independent film. Documentary film and television. Global television. Gender and masculinity in media. Action film. East Asian cinema.
    +44 (0) 115 846 7292
    Arts and Culture Communications Cultures Gender film Culture documentary Television Contemporary cinema international American independent global Gender Action asian East Asia
  • Professor Xiaoling Zhang

    China's creative industries, i.e., the film industry, the TV industry, new media technologies/social media, more recently focusing on their role in the nation's attempt to refresh its image and to build international soft power.
  • Professor Gary Rawnsley

    Media, communications, propaganda, public and cultural diplomacy, soft power. My research has focused mainly on China and Taiwan, but I have also conducted research on Vietnam and Korea.
  • Dr Jonathan Sullivan

    China and Taiwan: politics, elections, foreign relations, security, media, internet, pop culture, Chinese football
    +44 (0)115 95 14046
    Belt and Road Initiative China Communications Cultures International Relations Politics World China Taiwan politics Chinese football Chinese media Chinese Internet
  • Dr Dag Yngvesson

    Indonesian cinema from 1950-present. Local/regional comparative politics of cinematic form and style. Relation between cinema and other screen/performing arts. Relation between local literatures (historical and contemporary) and cinema. Cinema as a local political/counter-hegemonic tool. Javanese philosophy & historiography. Politics of Sukarno era, Suharto era, and Reformasi in relation to cinema and other mass media.
    +6 (03) 8924 8704
    Art Communications Cultures Media film Indonesia southeast asia Malaysia Thailand cinema politics java Sukarno Suharto Reformasi
  • Dr Lei Hao

    Dr Lei Hao obtained his PhD in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. His research area is on the phenomenology of digital technology, focusing on the debates around digital technology and subjectivity. He conceptualises the digital subject in the situated, material analysis of the affordances conditioned by subjective entanglements with technology. To develop this theoretical framework, Dr Hao has worked on the projects of Minzu Identity and ICT, Ethnic Minority Digital Cultural Production in China, Surveillance Technology and Digital Capitalism in China, the Concretisation of Blockchain Technology in Technoliberalism, Virtual Gifting Technology in Chinese Video Sharing Platform and Computational Propaganda in the past ten years. Based on his academic research, Dr Hao has worked closely with industry to make direct knowledge exchange. With over six years of entrepreneurial experiences in China and the UK, Dr Hao's professional background includes the Head of Chinese Operations in IOHK, an engineering company that builds blockchain technology. He is the founder of Access Digital Ltd, a consultancy company that provides insights into areas of marketing and technology. He has also founded Yuanju Technology Ltd, a software engineering company that builds applications for computational media.
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    Communications Cultures Sociology Identity and Rights Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Gayathry Venkiteswaran

    Expert in journalism, press freedom, freedom of expression, media reforms, digital rights as well as media and gender in Southeast Asia. Dr Venkiteswaran has also done research on the intersections of online rights with freedom of religion and freedom of association and assembly.
    +60389248705
    Communications Gender Press Freedom Media disinformation political economy of the media hate speech freedom of expression journalism
  • Dr Thomas Barker

    Analyst of media and social change in SE Asia with a focus on Indonesian cinema. Trained in sociology with research interests in cities, media ownership, Islam, and transnational cinema. Author of "Indonesian Cinema After the New Order: Going Mainstream" (HKU Press, 2019).
    Communications Cultures Sociology cinema creative industries transnational Media film
  • Dr Lonán Ó Briain

    My research is largely focused on mainland Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam. In that region, I study cultural history, intangible cultural heritage, musical infrastructures and audio technologies, cultures of ethnic minority communities and the environment.
    Arts and Culture Communications Education Environment History Music musical cultures southeast asia ethnomusicology cultural anthropology media studies cultural heritage
  • Dr Eun Hee Lee

    My research focuses on sustainability (e.g. liveability and communication behaviour in new media) of Asian society such as South Korea and Singapore.
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    Communications Cultures Environment Psychology Governance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Dr Fui-Theng Leow

    Impact of digital media on information literacy and learning environments, as well as the development of creative media and networked-based pedagogy for education innovation and reform.
    +86 574 8818 8224
    Art Business and economy Communications Education Psychology multimedia instructional design pedagogy social media digital society
  • Professor Kok Wei Khong

    Expertise in data analytics particularly in the use of Machine Learning (ML) structural equation modeling (SEM), social media analytics and text mining.
    +60 38924 8019
    Business and economy Communications data analysis machine learning Structural Equation Modelling social media Malaysia Indonesia
  • Professor Eugene Ch'ng

    I'm an expert in digital technologies, but in hardcore technical developments (hardware-software integration - VR, AR, MR, XR), applied to culture, and cultural heritage.
    Archaeology Art Belt and Road Initiative Communications Cultures Education Science digital cultural heritage virtual reality augmented reality mixed reality
  • Dr Shixin Zhang

    My research focuses on journalism studies, media and conflict, media globalization and media management. I have published three single-authored research monographs entitled Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China (2014), Chinese War Correspondents: Covering Wars and Conflicts in the 21st Century (2016), and Media and Conflict in the Social Media Era in China (2020).
  • Dr Gaik Cheng Khoo

    Independent filmmaking in Southeast Asia (with a focus on Malaysia), Southeast Asian cinema studies; political economy of the Malaysian durian focusing on the supply chain and its ecological and economic sustainability; cosmopolitanism and food identity; multiculturalism and race relations in Malaysia; S. Korean migrants in Malaysia.
    +60 38725 3572
    Communications Cultures Environment Identity and Rights
  • Dr Joanne Lim

    Society 5.0, digital media and society, particularly focusing on participatory culture via social media platforms, mobile (m-health) applications to improve quality of life; interculturalism and civic engagement; and smart and regenerative solutions for communities in the Malaysian-Southeast Asian context.
    Communications Cultures Sociology human rights Identity and Rights Sustainable development goals
  • Dr Sergio Camacho

    Dr Camacho is interested in the study of traditional music and performing arts practices in Asia in general, with a special focus on Chinese Orchestras as platforms for intercultural performance and their integration with Western orchestral practices, area to which he has contributed both via scholarly research and applied outputs, including several compositions, arrangements and orchestrations.
  • Dr Celia Lam

    Celia has an interest in the areas of media and cultural studies, focusing on audience and fan engagement with popular culture texts
  • Dr Corey Schultz

    I have a PhD from Goldsmiths (Media & Communications), and a MA in Asian Studies (China Concentration) from UC Berkeley. I have also studied at Fudan University (Shanghai) and Tsinghua University (Beijing). My areas of research focus on contemporary Chinese visual culture and film phenomenology, and I have additional projects in museum studies and the representations of Jews and Jewishness in China.
  • Dr Filippo Gilardi

    Filippo Gilardi expertise is in Cultural and Creative Industries, Transmedia Storytelling, and Digital Literacy. His main research interests include Media convergence, Creative Industries, and Digital Business Models.
    0086 (1) 574 88188289
    Communications Cultures Education Digital platforms creative industries digital copyright business models Asia China Japan
  • Dr Bjarke Liboriussen

    Digital media in China with special attention to video games, gendering of gamer identity, gamer culture, the intersection of social media and video games, video games as popular heritage. The creative industries in China with special attention to the use of tools and technologies in creative work, generational difference.
    +86 (0)754 8818 8992
    Communications Cultures Gender games gaming China e-sports
  • Dr Mary Jane Ainslie

    Dr. Mary J. Ainslie is an Associate Professor specializing in culture and media throughout Southeast Asia, with specific emphasis upon Thailand and Malaysia, as well as the wider intercultural links between the East and Southeast Asia regions. She is Deputy Head of the School of International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus. Dr. Ainslie has received funding for a range of projects from various international organizations, including the Academy of Korean Studies, the Korea Foundation and the Vidal Sassoon Centre for the Study of Antisemitism (for studies in which she was project leader). She organized the first symposium to study the consumption and reception of Korean pop culture in Southeast Asia and regularly presents her work in Europe, Israel, Korea and across Southeast Asia. She has previously worked for the Bangkok International Film Festival and was an invited speaker at the Khon Kaen International Film Festival. She has published in journals such as The China Quarterly, Korea Journal, The Women's Studies International Journal and The Asia Pacific Journal, as well as in numerous edited collections. To date she is editor of the volume 'The Korean Wave in Southeast Asia: Consumption and Cultural Production' (2015), 'Thai Cinema: The Complete Guide' (2018), 'Southeast Asia on Screen: From Independence to Financial Crisis (1945-1997)' (2020) has edited a special edition of the 'Horror Studies Journal' (2015), and is currently co-editing 'The Southeast Asian Gothic collection'. Her monograph 'Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Malaysia: Malay nationalism, philosemitism and pro-Israel expressions' was published in 2019, while her forthcoming monograph is under contract with Edinburgh University Press. In 2020 she was made an External Affiliate at the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa.
    +86(0)574 8818 0000 (8173)
  • Dr Lily Yu

    Translation Studies, feminist translation studies, history of feminist translation, translation of women's writing, translation of feminist writing, women's studies, women in/and translation, gender Studies, gender in/and translation, gender in language, queer in/and translation, memory and translation, interpreters for the Japanese army in the Second Sino-Japanese war, museum narratives, museum text translation, audio-visual translation, comparative literature.
    +86 574 8818 8569
  • Dr Nancy Liu

    Mostly my research concerns with translation and interpreting related areas such as media and language in social, political and cultural contexts. I'm interested in the intersection of language presentation in the media driven by various stakeholders, policy makers and societies.
    0086-(574)8818000-8568
    Belt and Road Initiative Communications Cultures Politics media translation studies sociocultural translation interpretation
  • Dr Ping Du

    My expertise is in intercultural workplace communication in China, especially in the area of conflict resolution. My research is at the interface of sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and social psychology. I collect and analyse ethnographic data including audio-recordings of meetings, participant interviews, organizational documents, emails and observation notes. My monograph was titled as Intercultural Communication in the Chinese Workplace by Palgrave.
    Communications Cultures Gender Psychology intercultural communication workplace communication conflict communication Discourse analysis Conflict resolution Identity and Rights
  • Dr Ricky Jeffrey

    Chinese education system: - English language education at all levels. Extensive experience in teaching, managing, and teacher-training. - Higher education. One of the few non-Chinese to have managed a department at a major Chinese university (the English Language Center at Zhejiang University). - Transnational higher education. Experience with four transnational ventures in China, jointly run with UK or US partners.
    +86 135 6744 5204
  • Dr Hongwei Bao

    My research focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) visual and performance culture in contemporary China and transnationally. I also study media and cultural practices in the Chinese diaspora.
    0115 84 67465
    Arts and Culture Communications Cultures Gender History Sociology Identity gay politics China social media Media Asia films Gender sexuality
  • Dr Bin Wu

    Along the line of rural innovation and sustainability in China and beyond, I have had experience/expertise in grassroots innovation and entrepreneurship, social capital for community/bottom-up development, empowerment of small farmers and cooperative development, government intervention and successful conditions, supply of seafarers for global markets, multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary research methodology for project design and delivery, university-community partnership for social impact and entrepreneurship training.
    Belt and Road Initiative Communications agriculture Governance Sustainable development goals
  • Dr Duncan Shaw

    AI in business, Internet of Things, data, big data
    +44 (0) 115 951 5151
    Business and economy Communications Education Energy Engineering Environment Trade AI internet of things big data business analytics customer service agriculture biosciences Governance pharmaceutical

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