Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

Professor in Film, FASSA FRSA
Head, School of Arts and Social Sciences
Room 2-6-10

Stephanie (Stephi) Hemelryk Donald FASSA FRSA is Professor of Film, and Head of the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Monash Malaysia. Previous roles include Distinguished Professor (Film) at the University of Lincoln, Future Fellow and Professor of Comparative Cultural Studies, and Distinguished Professor of iCinema, at UNSW, Sydney, and Dean of Media and Communication at RMIT, Melbourne. She has also led the Institute for International Studies at UTS, Sydney. She is a Trustee of the Arts Council funded UKNA (UK New Artists).

At UNSW she served as Academic Lead (following Scientia Professor Jane McAdam) of the Grand Challenge for Refugees and Migrants, where she collaborated with the Refugee Council of Australia and the UNSW Forced Migration Network in bringing together experts in migration policies, creative practitioners and refugee leaders to debate the issue of contemporary mobility. She continued this work in the UK, setting up the Justice, Arts and Migration Network and JAM imprint with colleagues in Hong Kong. Her book, There’s No Place Like Home: The Migrant Child in World Cinema, won a Choice award for film studies in 2018-19. The book and the JAM network underpinned her curated ‘TNPLH’ program of exhibition, public workshops, performances and online discussions in 2019-2020, beginning with Hoda Afshar’s debut show in the UK (Remain at Mansions of the Future, 2019) and culminating in Natasha Davis’ new short film It Takes a Decade (2020).

In other aspects of her career, Hemelryk Donald has curated research-based exhibitions on Chinese Cultural Revolution themes at the Brighton Museum and Gallery, at the University of Sydney and at RMIT Gallery.  She has been a film festival judge of the Tromsø Peace Prize at TIFF (2018) and the inaugural student film awards in Hong Kong (2018). She has served as President of the Chinese Studies Association of Australia, as Chair of the Humanities and Creative Arts College of Experts for the Australian Research Council, and as Deputy Chair of the Humanities Panel in Hong Kong (RAE). She was on the Carnegie Fund Board (Scotland) in 2020, and has assessed applications for Newton, the EU ESF Fund, and national bodies in Switzerland and Ireland. Fellowships have included the KNAW-ASSA Netherlands Visiting Fellowship at the University of Amsterdam and a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at the University of Leeds.

Much of her work has been focussed in China and the East Asian region, particularly the relationship between women, children and cinema. In 2002 she founded, and still edits, a book series for Routledge that continues to profile new and established authors in the field:  Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia (Routledge) The series publishes titles in social change, media studies, cultural studies and the Asia Pacific and SE Asian region in a dynamic and innovative disciplinary relationship. In addition to her own series she is active as a reviewer for presses including Manchester, SUNY, and Cornell, and is an editorial member of the Chinese Journal of Communication and New Formations.

She has had a long term interest and a record of publication and media research with children and young people, particularly but not solely in China and Australia. This fascination stems from her first career as an actor, where she worked frequently in creating theatre, animation and radio for children and young people.

Research Interests

Hemelryk Donald’s research in cinema has spanned children’s film (both film for children and film that features children in specific ways), Chinese-language film of the 1980s and early 1990s, and, most recently, film that helps articulate the experience of urban life (Inert Cities, 2014) forced mobility, detention, border-crossing, and settlement. She also uses film as a research practice, enabling young co-researchers to think visually in order to express and explore their experience, perspective, and situation. This approach has been described in a recent article in the screen education journal  Film Education (2019), indicating her focus on outcomes and impact deriving from research processes conducted with young people.

As an academic who trained in Chinese Studies, and subsequently in Chinese film and media, she retains a deep interest in the state of China, its people, and its international reach in the modern world. Her co-authored series of The State of China Atlas (with Robert Benewick, Penguin and University of California Press) was an important barometer for seeing China in the early 21st century. Whilst her funded research in China has often focussed on the arts and media, with collaborations with film-makers, branding creatives and visual artists, her work has also looked at the development of new post-Mao and post-Reform class identities, at child migration, and at urban tourism.

In common with many scholars worldwide, Hemelryk Donald has noticed the increasing importance of mobility as a vector for realising the material impact of global change, international events and local manifestations on people today. She is very interested in how artivism - the deliberate creation, or deployment, of art for a cause or political action - can form part of public awareness and democratice conversation. She therefore seeks to work closely with artists in producing such platforms, performances and works, weaving critique and discovery through the creative and curatorial process. She especially values collaboration with those of lived experience in the areas they seek to elucidate.

Research Projects 

Justice, Arts and Migration (Network) represents an evolution in Donald’s long-term research interests, which have encompassed, most notably, cinema and the visual arts, primarily in China, Europe, and Australia; children’s media; and domestic (intra-Chinese) and global migration. The hypothesis being explored in JAM projects is that creative arts practice has a unique power not just to influence public opinion about questions of migration, refuge, and asylum, but actually to change perceptions and so produce new forms of understanding and encourage ethically informed activism.

Youth Opportunity and Rural Life (collaborative program): This is a planned in-depth, longitudinal case study of communities in rural areas. The objective is to understand the wellbeing of young people living in regional and rural environments, from young people’s own perspectives. The project will deliver qualitative probes including free-form interviews and focus groups, and elicitative arts-based, narrative and multi-media workshops. The work is premised on a horizontal, co-creative model of engagement with respondents. The results feed directly into NGOs and government service provision, which will develop toolkits for organisations delivering services and support to young people in regional and rural locations. The project aims to include a range of communities that include different levels of urban/rurality, high deprivation, mid-index on deprivation scale, young/old people, people of diverse ethnic backgrounds/recent migrants.

**The first iteration of the project ‘Seeing Change’ has been funded as an Impact Excellence Project by Emerald. The pilot will use photography and traditional arts toi explore the political hopes and access of young women in south Morocco. Roundtables will also be held in Malaysia, Morocco and Samoa to discuss the premises and challenges of youth, gender, and political opportunity, in 2021.

Socialist feelings, and Chinese diasporic arts is a collaborative project led by long time research partner, Zheng Yi. As the regime of Xi Jinping intrudes ever more forcefully into the global consciousness, the need to understand how this particular regime is establishing its leadership and insisting on its authority internally is evident and serious. This project investigates that process through attention to arts practice, meaning, and institutionalisation in Xi Jinping’s China, and the degree to which this deployment shapes what we hypothesise as ‘neo-socialist feelings’ amongst the mainland Chinese population. It does so in part through a careful assessment of the originary deployment of culture in the Maoist era (1949-1976) focussing on both literary production and visual propaganda. Donald is building a diasporic aspect to the project on her move to Malaysia.


Donald has taught film and media studies since 1997, where she was lecturer in screen studies at Murdoch University, and subsequently at the University of Melbourne where she was Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication and at the University of Sydney, where she taught international Masters students in inter-cultural media, and specialised in fourth year undergraduate capstone projects. Her undergraduate units included Chinese and British film history, Asian media systems, Australian media studies, whilst her Honours and postgraduate students worked on Australian film, gender, Indigenous documentary, children’s media and cultural geography. Her experience informed her co-authored global media text, Media Theories and Approaches: a Global Perspective, which sought to internationalise approaches to media education beyond the anglosphere.

As Director of International Studies at UTS, and as Dean at RMIT, her role shifted from the classroom to curriculum development and student experience, both in Australia and overseas. The former role was dedicated to supporting an internationalised education scaffolded by overseas study, and the acquisition of deep cultural knowledge and language. The latter emphasised the crucial role of industry and community partnerships in student learning and for their professional development and outcomes. In the global world of higher education, Monash has demonstrated leadership and serious commitment to international education and to graduate outcomes, and Donald intends to bring her experience to the University’s commitment and history of success in these respects.

Whilst much of her research practice has involved field work, and creative practice, this is also integral to her education method. From 1998 where she introduced authentic assessment into a Children and Media course, to 2015-2017 where she worked on the BFI cent ans de jeunesse project, she has prioritised learning in action and learning with respect to human subjects whose lives or professions are part of the subject matter of the curriculum. The dynamic relationship between academic knowledge, student enquiry and partnerships with community and other stakeholders, is fundamental to contemporary education.

Publications (since 2010)


1.Donald, S.H. There's No Place Like Home: The Migrant Child in World Cinema (London: IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, 2018) *CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2018.

2.Donald, S.H., S. Wright and E. Wilson, (eds) Childhood and Nation in World Cinema: borders and encounters (New York: Bloomsbury, 2017, paperback July 2018).

3.Donald, S.H. and C. Lindner (eds) Inert Cities: Globalization, Mobility and Suspension in Visual Culture (London: IB Tauris, 2014).

4.Donald, S.H., T. Anderson and D.Spry (eds) Youth, Society and Mobile Media in Asia,(London: Routledge, 2010).

5.Donald, S.H., E. Kofman, and C.Kevin (eds) Branding Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change,(New York: Routledge Academic, 2009. reissued in paperback, 2012).

6.Goodall, H., D. Ghosh and S.H. Donald (eds) Water, Sovereignty, and Borders in Asia and Oceania, (London: Routledge Studies in Geography, 2009. Reissued in Paperback, 2016).

7.Benewick, R.J.,and S.H. Donald, The State of China Atlas: Mapping the World’s Fasting Growing Economy, 3rd edition. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009) (South Korean translation 2013).

8.Balnaves, M., S.H. Donald and B. Shoesmith, Media Theories and Approaches: a Global Perspective (London: Palgrave, 2009) (Arabic translation, University Presses, Egypt, 2010).

Edited Journal Issues

1.Donald, S.H. Editorial Team with K. Davies-Hayon, L. Sorbera and O. Tofighian (eds) ‘Refugee Film-making’, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Winter 2019.

2.Donald, S.H. and H. Yu, ‘Chinese Media Studies’ Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy, No. 138, May 2011.

Research book chapters

1.Donald, S.H. Yan, Zhenhui and Zitong Qiu, ‘Children’s culture and social studies’, in T. Wright (ed) Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020 (see also Oxford Bibliographies Online.

2.Donald S.H. and K. Brüveris, ‘The lost children of Latvia: deportees and post-memory in Dzinka Geka’s The Children of Siberia,’ in S.H. Donald, E. Wilson and S. Wright (eds) Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema: Borders and Encounters (London: Bloomsbury, 2017): 63-88.

3.Tao, Lina and S.H. Donald, ‘Migrant youth and new media in Asia’, L.Hjorth and O.Khoo (eds) The Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia, (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016): 28-38.

4.Donald S.H. 'Landscape in the Mist: thinking beyond the perimeter fence', in A. Koutsourakis and M. Steven eds. The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos. (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2015): 206-218.

5.Vandebosch, A., P. Adam, K.Albury, Bastiaensens, J. de Wit, S.H. Donald, Van Royen, Vermeulen, ‘Engaging Adolescents in Narrative Research and Interventions on Cyber Bullying’, in Lind, Rebecca Ann (ed.), produsing theory in a digital world 2.0: the intersection of audiences and production in contemporary theory, (New York: Peter Lang, 2015): 229-246.

6.Donald S.H. ‘Inertia in ethical urban relations: the living, the dying and the dead’, in S.H. Donald and C.P. Lindner (eds) Inert Cities: Globalization, Mobility and Suspension in Visual Culture, (London: IB Tauris, 2014): 153-172.

7.Donald S.H. ‘Senior audiences and the revolutionary subject in the People’s Republic of China’, in R.Butsch and S. Livingstone (eds) Meanings of Audiences: comparative discourses, (London: Routledge, 2013): 135–150.

8.Donald, S.H. ‘Public spaces? Branding, civility and the cinema in 21st century China’ in S. Watson and G. Bridge (eds) The Blackwell Companion to the City, (Oxford: Blackwells, 2011): 317-326.

9._____ ‘Landscapes of class in contemporary Chinese film: from Yellow Earth to Still Life’, in J. Malpas (ed) The Place of Landscape, (Boston: MIT Press. 2011): 227-244.

10.Donald SH. and Y. Zheng, ‘Chinese modernisms: politics, poetry and cultural dissonance’ in P.Brooker, A. Gasiorek, D.Parsons, and A Thacker (eds) A Handbook of Modernisms, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010): 976-995.

11.Donald, S.H. ‘Why mobility matters: young people and media competency in the Asia Pacific’, in S.H. Donald, T.Anderson and D.Spry (eds) Youth, Society and Mobile Media in Asia, (London: Routledge. 2010): 1-18.

Refereed Journal Articles

1.Donald S.H. ‘Shaming Australia: cinematic responses to the “Pacific Solution” ’Alphaville: Journal of Film and Media, Winter 2019.

2._____ ‘Follow the yellow brick road: The passeur, the gatekeeper, and the young migrant film-maker’. Film Education Journal, Vol 2:1, June 2019.

3._____ ‘Debt, the migrant and the refugee: Lampedusa on stage’. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, Themed issue Envisioning Asylum edited by Emma Cox and Caroline Wake, Vol 23, 2018: 193-209.

4._____ ‘Liu Dahong -stranded objects and shame in Chinese contemporary post-socialist art’. Affirmations: of the modern Vol 2:2, 2015: 55–80

5._____ ‘The poetics of the real in Jia Zhangke’s 24 City Screen, Vol. 55:2, 2014: 267-275. DOI:10.1093/screen/hju005.

6._____ 'Red aesthetics, intermediality and the use of posters in Chinese cinema after 1949’ Asian Studies Review, 30 September 2014: 4-10. DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2014.955835

7._____ ‘“Recollections”: a subset of the project on posters of the Cultural Revolution’ Chinese Journal of Communication, 5:1, 2012: 68-77. DOI: 10.1080/17544750.2011.647747

8._____ ‘Monumental memories: Xu Weixin’s Chinese Historical Figures, 1966-1976’, New Formations, Issue 75, 2012: 45–62

9._____ ‘China Media Studies: A belated introduction?’, Media International Australia, 2011: 57-65 (See also: Donald SH. (trs. Qiu Zitong) Chinese Media Studies: A belated introduction?’ China Media Report, 145:1, 2011: 57–65.)

10._____ ‘Beijing Time, Black Snow, and magnificent Chaoyang: sociality, markets and temporal shift in China’s capital’ Theory, Culture and Society, Vol.28:7-8 (December), 2011: 321-339

11._____ ‘Tang Wei: sex, the city, and the scapegoat in Lust, Caution’, Theory, Culture and Society, 27:4, 2010: 46-68

Catalogue essays (supporting documentation to exhibitions and programs)

1.Donald SH, ‘The Big Walk’, in Alison Smith ed. The Big Walk: Artists and Activism (working title), Lincoln: Justice Arts and Migration. September 2020.

2.Donald SH, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’, in Kerry Campbell ed.  Mansions of the Future Legacy book (working title). Arts Council of England. 2020.

3.Donald SH, ‘Memory and shame in works of art’, in Donald SH ed. China and Revolution, University of Sydney, August 2010: 12-14.

4.Evans H. and SH Donald, ‘China and Revolution an introduction to the exhibition’, in Donald SH ed. China and Revolution, University of Sydney, August 2010: 9-11.


Justice Arts and Migration Network: £1500 PEARL; £1500 Community Links, Newham; Mansions of the Future: total £20,000 inc. in-kind. Emerald Impact award ‘Seeing Change’ (with Tom Martin, Kaya Davies Hayon and Fadma Ait Mous) £10,000.


ARC Professorial Future Fellowship Migration and mobility: the question of childhood in Chinese and European cinema since 1945, $887,346.


Network Partner: Leverhulme Network Trust Grant. Childhood and Nation in World Cinema: Borders and Encounters Since 1980 £101,315.

Principal Investigator: Dr Sarah Wright, Royal Holloway, University of London, with Co-Is Prof Stephanie H. Donald, UNSW, Prof Emma Wilson, University of Cambridge; Dr Zitong Qiu, Ningbo Institute of Technology.


Leverhulme Trust International Visiting Professor (University of Leeds)


ARC Discovery, Chief Investigator, Contemporary Chinese perspectives on an era of propaganda, $312,000 (with Harriet Evans, Westminster, London).


Iconic Landscapes: Creative arts researchers: Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Ross Gibson; Scientific advisor: Professor Ross Coleman, University of Sydney Science Fund: This interdisciplinary science and arts project examined how Indigenous, non-Indigenous country and urban peoples understand local environmental challenges and their options to overcome them. Researchers combined scientific data with cultural observations by investigating three different landscapes – seawalls (Sydney Harbour), rangelands (Fowlers Gap) and arid zones (Simpson Desert).


ARC (Linkage) Mobile Me: Young People, Sociality and the Mobile Phone (With NSW Commission for Children and Young People) $124,000.


ARC (Linkage) Sanctuary and Security in Contemporary Australia: Muslim Women's Networks 1980 - 2005, $95,000.


ARC (Discovery), The Cultivation of Middle-Class Taste: Reading, Tourism and Education Choices in Urban China, $340,000. This project had a special focus on film, taste, magazines and print media, gender and the construction of a political aesthetic.


ARC (International Linkage) Grounded Cosmopolitanism and Branded Cities: Australia, Europe and Asia. $16,000 .


ARC (Fellowship): The Great Transformation: Accounting for the Shift from Cultural Institution to Creative Enterprise (with Michael Keane and Zhang Xiaoming) $20,000


ICEAPS: Fresh and Salt … water workshop subvention (online and hard copy publication) $4500.

ICEAPS research seed grant $30,000 (with Robin Jeffreys). Television in Asia.

APFN travel grant (with Robin Jeffreys). Television in Asia. $8000

ATN Challenge Grant. Community Networks: Human Communication as a Source of Sustainability in Global Australia. $40,000


Communities and Places: Youth and Mobile Phones CRC (ACID) $8500

Youth and Mobile Phones NSW Commission for Children and Young People $1500


ARC Discovery CI-1 Branding Cities on the West Pacific Rim: Cinematic Traditions and Tourism Marketing Strategies in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sydney $160,000

ARC Discovery CI-4 Internationalising Creative Industries: China, the WTO and the Knowledge-based Economy (with CIRAC) $350,000


University of Melbourne Early Career Grant for The Beijing Children’s Film Studio: A History of Changing Cultural Attitudes to Children’s Media $11,000


CI-1 Small Research Grant for Murdoch ENGLISH CDROM and Education in Beijing $12,500

Associate Investigator, Small ARC at University of Tasmania (with Professor Mobo Gao) for Australian Print Media on China Since 1989: Media Content and its Sources. $20,000


Small ARC Grant: Chinese Childhoods in Australia: Multiculturalism and the Media $9,500

Areas of Research & Supervision

Media, cultural and film studies, particularly but not exclusively with a focus on East Asia (China), diasporic arts and culture, youth and childhood studies, migration and the arts in Europe, Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Film and research practice with young people.

Postgraduate (Monash University)

As a recent member of staff I am looking forward to supervisions and co-supervisions with students at MUM and MUA. Please contact me to discuss.

Postgraduate (Other Universities)


Yuchen Liang, PhD candidate, Social Sciences, The University of Lincoln, Chinese-Zambian Relations, commenced 2019.

Abrar Mujaddadi, Postgraduate in the Department of English, The University of Liverpool, working on racial slurs and translation in English–Arabic subtitling. First supervisor: Dr Sofia Lampropoulou. (2014-2016)

Royds, K. Kelly's doctoral study explored the intersections of childhood, participatory media and international development. Kelly is also a postgraduate researcher on the 'Dorothy Project', Migration and Mobility: the question of childhood in Chinese and European cinema since 1945, an ARC Future Fellowship project led by Prof. Hemelryk Donald. (Passed 2017)

Yan, Zhenhui, ‘Cinematic landscapes and ethnic minority children in Chinese cinema’ (Passed 2018).

Ella Tian, ‘Allegory and Adaptation: the case of Monkey’. UNSW (2016 -) in progress under Zheng Yi, transferred to Manchester.

Lim, Julie ‘Race and Belonging in an International City: Overseas Chinese in “new” Shanghai’. University of Sydney/UNSW. (Passed 2013)

Schilbach, Tina (ARC funded) ‘Middle Class Identity in China’s “Economic Centre”: Shanghai as an opportunity for societal reform or a showcase for the re-invented Party-State?’ University of Sydney (Passed 2013)

Spry, Damien (ARC-APAI), ‘Mobile me: youth sociality and the mobile phone in Australia and Japan’. UTS/University of Sydney, (Passed 2012)

Montgomery. L. ‘Copyright, Creativity and Economic Development: Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries in Post-WTO China’, QUT, (2003-2004), (Passed 2006).

Lewis, P. ‘Technology Usage in Documentary Filmmaking: A case of anti-determinism’, QUT, (2003-2004), (Passed 2006).

Lambert, ‘A Movement Within a Filmic Terra Nullius: Women, Land and Identity in Australian Cinema’, Murdoch University, (Passed 2002).

Simpson C. ‘Imagined Geographies: Women’s Negotiation of Space in Contemporary Australian Cinema’, Murdoch University, (Passed 2000).

Sayers J. Start with the Little Things: Environmental Education as Political Participation in Contemporary China, Murdoch / University of Melbourne, (Passed 2003).

Chu Y. ‘Hong Kong Cinema and National Cinema: Coloniser, Motherland, and Self’, Murdoch University, (Passed 2000).

MA Completions

Tao, Lina. ‘Media representation of internal migrant children in China between 1990 and 2012’, (Passed 2016). Lina was also a postgraduate researcher on the 'Dorothy Project', Migration and Mobility: the question of childhood in Chinese and European cinema since 1945, an ARC Future Fellowship project led by Prof. Hemelryk Donald.

Law, J. ‘Memory and Disappearance: Representing Space and Time in Contemporary Hong Kong Films’, UWA (external), (Highly Recommended, 1998).

Lambert A, ‘A Piece of Sky: Alienation and Desire in Streisand’s Women’, Murdoch, (Distinction, 1998).

Honours (Fourth Year Research Stream) Completions

Baldwin K., ‘Sci-fi, Children and the Media: An Investigation into Method’, Murdoch, 1st class, 2002.

Yeo B, ‘The Hippie Bohemian: Fashion and Conflation in the year 2000’, Murdoch, 2:1, 2000.

Stasiuk G, ‘The Forgotten: Indigenous Servicemen in the Twentieth Century’, documentary video and thesis, Murdoch, 1st class, 2000.

Lee C, ‘Ambiguous Women: Re-presentation of Female Identity in Contemporary Chinese Cinema’, Murdoch, 1st class, 1999.

Examinations (Selection):

Liu Tingli, Love and Marriage for ‘Leftover’ Women: Representations and Readings in Chinese Media, PhD, University of Warwick, 2019.

Natalia Ortiz, Home Sweet Home and the myth of returning Spanish migrants in Australia, DCA, UTS Sydney,  2019

Zhun Gu, The Construction of Nostalgia in Screen media in the Context of Postsocialist China, PhD, University of Nottingham, 2019.

Linda Pittwood, Inscribing Women onto Bodies: An Encounter with Performance, Photography and Video Art from Beijing and Shanghai 1999-2016, PhD. University of Nottingham, 2019.

Julie Ann Keys, Gender and prestige: A comparison of Australian novelists, 1920-1945 and 1990-2016. DCA, University of Wollongong, 2019.

Tracy Heindrichs, (Re)branding Tokyo: coexisting views of Tokyo in the Tokyo 2020 audiovisual advertising campaign. M.Res. University of Glasgow, 2018.

Joaquin Lopez (Non-) rational Chinese and Western’s ‘photographic’ heterotopias in Shanghai. PhD, Nottingham Ningbo, 2016.

Lam Chun Yu Imagined Immunities and Politics of Incorporation: Mutating Borders and Interiors in Recent Hong Kong Cinema MPhil thesis (passed with distinction), CityU HK 2016.

Tom Cliff Oil and Water: Being Han in Xinjiang PhD thesis, ANU 2014.

Wong, Caroline, The Singaporean Film Industry in Transition: Looking for a Creative Edge, PhD, ANU, 2008.

Igaks, Wibawa, The Representation of Children in Garin Nugroho’s Films. MA, Curtin University of Technology, 2008.

Bao, Jiannu, Going with the Flow: Chinese Travel Journalism in Change, PhD, Queensland University of Technology, 2005.

Yipu, Zen, Selling Props, Playing Stars: Virtualising the Self in the Japanese Mediascape: PhD, University of Western Sydney, 2005.

Lee, Terence, Politics, Communication and Cultural Regulation in Singapore PhD, University of Adelaide, 2004.

Keys, Wendy, Australian Children’s Television Industry APDI PhD thesis. Griffith University, 2004. Hu Jubin, Projecting a Nation: Chinese Cinema before 1949, PhD, La Trobe, 2001.


Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences

Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Monograph (Film) 2018.