DERC welcomes Associate Professor Haiqing Yu, Vice Chancellor's Principal Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University in DERC's Brown Bag Lunch series.
Haiqing is currently working on the following sub-projects:
- "Digital economy of disability in China and Australia," with Gerard Goggin et al, aiming for an ARC Linkage grant; it discusses the opportunities of digital economy and technologies for disability employment in Australia and China. It offers insights on news paths and partnerships that service and enable people with disabilities to achieve agency, social recognition, and economic security.
- "Digital China: From cultural presence to innovative nation", CI, with Michael Keane, et al. Australia Research Council Discovery Project Grant (ARC DP170102176), 2017-2019. This project investigates how digital platforms and technologies are enabling Chinese culture and ideas to reach the world. It argues that while China's global cultural presence has increased it is yet to be seen as an innovative nation. The project examines how the Chinese government's internet+ strategy is changing power dynamics among political institutions, commercially motivated digital companies, and online communities. Through investigating internationalisation strategies and consumption of Chinese culture on digital platforms in China, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea the project contributes to understanding the implications of China's digital ascendency and the lessons for Australia in the post-resources boom era.
- "Chinese-language Digital/Social Media in Australia: Rethinking Soft Power," CI, with Wanning Sun. Australia Research Council Discovery Project Grant (ARC DP180100663), 2018-2020. This project aims to study the production and use of digital/social media by mainland Chinese migrants in Australia, by integrating new methods for analysing politics, economics and cultural practices within media anthropology, political communication and diaspora studies. In the fast-changing political-economic context of China's global ascent, this study expects to generate an innovative framework for theorising soft power and propaganda in digital/social media, while also making a critical appraisal of flexible citizenship. It also aims to produce fresh knowledge about China's soft power and the Chinese diaspora, which should help Australia and the world to deal with some of the increasingly pressing issues resulting from China's rise.
Haiqing Yu: https://digital-ethnography.com/team/haiqingyu/
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