Ying is a lecturer in the Politics, Economies and Communication (PEC) Contextual Stream within the School of Media and Communication at RMIT. She has 20 years of research and teaching experience in Media and Communication across various institutions in Malaysia and Australia. Ying returned to Malaysia in 2000 from completing an MA in Communication at the University of Westminster UK to take up a senior leadership role in charge of the School of Communication at Han Chiang College (now Han Chiang University College of Communication) in Penang. She travelled to Australia to commence a PhD in International Communication in 2003, and has been a resident, and now citizen, since (aside from two years as full-time mother in Singapore). She has been a lecturer and tutor at several institutions in Australia since 2007, and at RMIT since 2012. In addition to a strong theoretical focus in research and teaching within the PEC stream, Ying also has extensive leadership, administrative and practical experience in media and communication, as well as a long history of creating student engagement and support in her courses and supervision.
Ying is fluent in English, Mandarin and Hokkien Chinese, and Bahasa Indonesia/Malay languages.
Ying teaches various courses in the interdisciplinary Politics, Economies and Communication (PEC) Contextual Stream within the School of Media and Communication. Her teaching focuses on the integral role played by communication technologies, actors and rhetorics in the conduct of political and economic life, within the overarching theme of how populations of different kinds are governed, and the formative role of media and communication technologies within a broad, governmentality approach.
She has a long-standing interest in issues of ethnicity, identity and citizenship, with a particular focus on East-Asian cultures and migration within the broader East-Asian region (including Australia). She is currently working within a research trajectory addressing issues of public/media representations (by self, and by others) of Asian Australians and the formation of new migrant identities as Asian Australian, including research on early representations of Chinese Australians, and views of migrant Australians from East-Asia on the proposed Referendum on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition, which is positioned to contribute to improving Australia's 'regional literacy' within the Asian-Pacific region.
Ying has previously researched on reporting of international news across different languages, ethnicity and cultural identity, bushfire emergency communication, and coworking.
- PhD in International Communication, Macquarie University.
- Ch'ng, H.,Aslam, K.,Nguyen, H.,Smith, B. (2022). Asian Australian media representation of First Nations sovereignty and constitutional change In: Australian Journalism Review, 44, 191 - 209
- Arnoldi, S.,Cooper, V.,Greenfield, C.,Bosua, R.,Ch'ng, H. (2021). Entrepreneurial Needs for Outer Urban Co-working Hubs: An Exploratory Study of A ‘Pop-Up’ Co-Working Hub In: Anywhere Working and the Future of Work, IGI Global, United States
- Cooper, V.,Fairbrother, P.,Elliott, G.,Walker, M.,Ch'ng, H. (2020). Shared Responsibility and Community Engagement: Community Narratives of Bushfire Risk Information in Victoria, Australia In: Journal of Rural Studies, 80, 259 - 272
- Arnoldi, E.,Bosua, R.,Cooper, V.,Greenfield, C.,Ch'ng, H. (2018). Coworking and an Outer-urban community: What can we learn from a grassroots community coworking hub? In: City of Wyndham, RMIT University, BizBuddyHub Melbourne, Australia
- Ch'ng, H. (2016). Editorial and Commentary Coverage of Foreign News Issues in Malaysian Newspapers: Variation and Consistency In: Asia Pacific Media Educator, 26, 226 - 240
- Ch'ng, H. (2014). Cultural formation of identity: Interweaving of nationality and ethnicity in Ben Di Chuang Zuo, a Chinese Malaysian musical movement In: Journal of Intercultural Studies, 35, 604 - 620
1 PhD Completions1 PhD Current Supervisions
- Ethnic minority media and the Australian public sphere: A comparative case study of coverage on Indigenous constitutional reform in Asian-Australian and mainstream English-language media. Funded by: Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) Research Grant 2017 onwards from (2022 to 2024)