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I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash. My research concerns media, technology, and governance through a critical examination of various sectors, including popular media, digital platforms, and emerging technologies. My primary geographical focus is on China, with an additional interest in the experiences of the broader Asia-Pacific region. I employ a diverse range of research methods, including in-depth interviews, historical and archival research, ethnographic participant observation, and discourse analysis. I am the author of Zoning China: Online Video, Popular Culture, and the State (MIT Press, 2019), which examines China's dual regulatory approach to media governance. My other work has appeared in journals such as Media, Culture & Society, International Journal of Communication, and Television & New Media. My work is supported by the Australian Research Council. 

I am interested in supervising PhD projects that broadly fall under the following areas: television and screen media; internet and digital culture; platform governance and platform society; and emerging technologies, and the future of the digital economy and society.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Communications and Media Studies, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Communication, MPhil, Chinese University of Hong Kong


Journalism, BA, Fudan University


External positions

Research Affiliate, Fudan University

Chair, Communication Law and Policy Division, International Communication Association

Research area keywords

  • digital media studies
  • global media industry
  • media policy
  • Chinese media
  • political economy and media history

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