China’s digital creative industries

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China’s digital creative industries

Day 1: 25 June 2021

Melbourne, AEST (UTC +10) | 18:15 – 19:15

Beijing, CST (UTC +8) | 16:15 – 17:15
London, BST (UTC +1) | 09:15 – 10:15
New York, EDT (UTC -4) | 04:15 – 05:15
Los Angeles, PDT (UTC -7) | 01:15 – 02:15

Qing Wang | Curtin University
Yu Shan | Queensland University of Technology
Miaotong Yuan |Communication University of China
Lianrui Jia | York University
Yannan Liu | Communication University of China

Matthew Allen


This panel brings together scholars based in Australia, China, and UK to examine the transnational dimensions of Chinese creative and cultural industries and their localisation strategies. Five papers in this paper discuss topics related to entrepreneurship and gender, east Asian creative economy, digital and smart TV industry, and the political economy of Alphabet’s expansion in China. Together they will shed light on the geopolitics of globalising digital China.


Qing Wang

Qing WANG is a Ph.D. candidate at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. She is currently supervised by Professor Michael Keane, and her Ph.D. project is about female entrepreneurship in digital creative industries in China, which is jointly funded by Curtin University and Shenzhen University in China.

Yu Shan

Yu Shan is a PhD candidate at the Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology. She is also a research assistant at the Institute for Cultural Industries, Shenzhen University. Her research interests include creative economy, immersive media, and content production in Asia. Recent publications include peer-review journal article on Cultural Science Journal.

Lianrui Jia

Lianrui Jia is a PhD candidate at York University, in Toronto, Canada and a post-doctoral researcher at University of Toronto. Her research interests are political economy of communications, Chinese internet, and digital platforms. Her works have appeared in International Communication Gazette, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Internet Policy Review, Communication and Public, and Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture.

Yannan Liu

Dr. Yannan Liu is the director of Audience Research Center in Communication University of China (CUC) and she is also a full professor and Ph.D. supervisor in CUC. Her teaching and research fields are mainly focused on smart communication studies, audience analysis, audience ratings, communication theories and methods, data mining and Internet public opinions. She has published several books and some papers in China’s leading journals and she has also won several honorary titles, such as excellent young college teacher of Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation, Hundred-talent Award Program of radio and television theorists, Excellent journalist of Beijing, and so on.

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