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Public Seminar: Professor Michael Keane presents Digital China

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After setting out the context of Digital China, Professor  Keane will provoke some thoughts in relation to teaching and learning such as Curtin’s engagement with remote communities and its Global Classroom initiative.

Event details

In this presentation Professor Michael Keane will put forward some suggestions about how research at Curtin can align with, and take advantage of Digital China.

Thursday 26 March 2015
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Building 209: Room 224, Curtin University
Free, please RSVP your attendance by Monday 23rd March to

Prof Keane will discuss how Australia’s NBN squares up with China’s ‘NBN’ and how this might translate into future engagements related to health, sustainability, indigenous communities and e-commerce, more specifically, in relation to Internet Studies, Cultural Studies, Film and TV, and Writing. Prof Keane  will also show how the internationalization aspirations of China’s IT giants, especially BAT (Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent) offer a way for us to engage in the new world order.

About Professor Michael Keane

Professor Michael Keane was a research fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), QUT from 2004 -2014. His current funded researched with the Australian Research Council concerns audio-visual media collaboration in East Asia with a focus on Mainland China. He is director of Creative Transformations Asia.

Michael’s single authored publications are China’s Television Industry (Palgrave 2015), Creative Industries in China: Art, Design and Media (Polity 2013) and China’s New Creative Clusters: Governance, Human Capital and Regional Investment (Routledge 2011), and Created in China: the Great New Leap Forward (Routledge 2007). Michael is lead author of New Television, Globalization and the East Asian Cultural Imagination HKU Press 2007) and a co-author of Key Concepts in Creative Industries (Sage 2012). Edited publications include Handbook of China’s Cultural Industries (Edward Elgar: for 2016), Chinese Media: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies (4 volumes 2013), How Creativity is Changing China by Li Wuwei (Bloomsbury Academic 2011), Cultural Adaptations (Routledge 2010), TV Drama in China (HKU Press 2008); Television across Asia: Television Industries, Programme Formats and Globalisation, Routledge 2004); and Media in China: Consumption Content and Crisis (Routledge 2002).