Dr Chengju Huang is a journalism and media studies expert, focusing on social-journalistic transition in Asia.
Dr Chengju Huang is a senior lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. He is an Asian journalism and media studies expert with extensive industrial, teaching, and research experience in this area.
Dr Huang has taught into a wide range of media and communication courses. He currently teaches COMM2878 Contemporary Asian Modernities and COMM2871 Asian Mass and Communication.
In research, he investigates the political economy of journalism and media, media representation, media propaganda, tabloid journalism, and digital transition of traditional (print) media. More specifically, his research focuses on Asian journalism and media, particularly Chinese journalism and media; international communication; and comparative media systems. His work has appeared in leading international journals such as Journal of Communication, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Journalism Studies, The International Communication Gazette, and Global Media Journal.
Dr Huang supervises honours and postgraduate projects in his main research areas as mentioned above.
Current Research Projects:
- Huang, C.J. (forthcoming). Popular journalism in post-Mao China: Informing, entertaining and empowering. Palgrave and McMillian.
- Huang, C.J. (forthcoming). Media industry. In Chinese Film, Media and Communication, Routledge Encyclopedia of Chinese Studies (online).
- Huang, C.J. (forthcoming). The ideological decay and theoretical stagnation of Chinese journalism: A critique of the “Marxist view of journalism” discourse. Global Media Journal.
- Huang, C.J. (forthcoming). “Giving up” vs “holding on”: A comparative case study of Chinese and Australian newspaper publishers’ approaches to their print editions in their digital transition. In Digital Journalism in China. UK: Routledge.
- Huang, C.J. (forthcoming). Media sociology research methods. In Mass Communication Research Methods. Beijing: Peking University Press.
- 2009: China’s Chicago: Global ideology, urban infrastructure & the transformation of public space in Chongqing (Seed funding from RMIT Global Cities Institute’s Urban Infrastructure Group). With two RMIT co-researchers Associate Professor Chris Hudson and Professor SueAnne Ware.
- 2009: China’s Chicago: Global ideology, urban infrastructure & the transformation of public space in Chongqing (Seed funding from RMIT Design Research Institute). With two RMIT co-researchers Associate Professor Chris Hudson and Professor SueAnne Ware.
- 2006: Gan Vs. Wang: The Debate between China’s Two Leading Journalism Professors on “Marxist Journalism” (RMIT Emerging Researcher Grant).
- 2001: Media Transition in Asia: Patterns and Dynamics (a postdoctoral research project sponsored by Faculty of Informatics and Communication, Central Queensland University).
- 1994: The Main Trends of China’s Newspaper Industry in the 1990s (large grant, sponsored by the Higher Education Committee of the People’s Republic of China).
- 1993: The Rise of Popular Culture in Post-Mao China (sponsored by Sichuan University, China).
- The International Communication Gazette, Vol. 69, No. 5, 2007. Theme: From Control to negotiation: Chinese media in the 2000s.
- Bachelor of Arts - Journalism (Fudan University, China)
- Postgraduate Diploma - Journalism (Fudan University, China)
- PhD - Journalism and Media Studies (University of Queensland, Australia)
Dr Huang has worked as an academic and media practitioner for more than 30 years. Before joining RMIT University, he worked with Sichuan University, China and a couple of Chinese media companies; University of Queensland; and Central Queensland University.
He maintains close professional relationships with many researchers and media organisations and professional bodies in the Asian region.
He is an editorial board member of Asian Journal of Communication and a reviewer for a number of international academic journals.
- Huang, C. (2021). The rise and fall of tabloid journalism in post-Mao China: ideology, the market, and the new media revolution In: Global Tabloid: Culture and Technology, Routledge, United Kingdom
- Huang, C. (2016). Towards a broadloid press approach: The transformation of China's newspaper industry since the 2000s In: Journalism, 17, 652 - 667
- Huang, C. (2016). Conservative popular journalism, public diplomacy, and the search for an alternative Chinese modernity: Revisiting the global times In: Global Media and Public Diplomacy in Sino-Western Relations, Routledge, United Kingdom
- Huang, C. (2014). Power, ambition, and arrogance: Lessons of Bo Xilai's 'Singing Red Song' campaign as a political communication project In: Global Media Journal, 8, 1 - 13
- Huang, C. (2014). From media sociology to sociology of communication In: New trends in communication studies, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, China
- Huang, C. (2009). Young, educated and pragmatic: A case study of the younger generation's democratic consciousness in singapore In: e-Journalist, 9, 1 - 17
- Huang, C. (2007). Media Sociology In: Mass Communication, Chinese Renmin University Press, Bejing
- Huang, C. (2007). Trace the stones in crossing the river: Media structural changes in post-WTO China In: International Communication Gazette, 69, 413 - 430
- Huang, C. (2004). Negotiating with the global: China's response to the post-WTO foreign media penetration In: Asia Examined: Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the ASAA, 2004, Canberra, Australia, Canberra, Australia, 29 June-2 July 2004
- Huang, C. (2003). Transitional media vs. normative theories: Schramm, Altschull, and China In: Journal of Communication, 53, 444 - 459
1 PhD Completions2 PhD Current Supervisions