Honorary Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donald
BA (Hons) (Oxford), MA (Southampton), DPhil (Sussex) FASSA
Address A09 - Holme
Stephanie Hemelryk Donald studied in Taiwan and at Oxford University in the 1980s and wrote a PhD on Chinese film and public space in the 1990s at the University of Sussex.
Her research focuses on the social and political impact and import of visual politics, with specific interests in film, children's media, gendered experience, city branding, China and internationalisation.
Her current work examines the articulation of new class structures in global contexts (particularly urban China), youth and children's media, and grounded cosmopolitanism in the Asia Pacific.
- 2008 Professor of Chinese Media Studies, University of Sydney.
- 2005 Professor and Director of International Studies, Institute for International Studies, University of Technology Sydney.
- 2004 Professor of Communication and Culture, and Director of University Research Centre for Communication and Culture: Transforming Cultures, University of Technology Sydney.
- 2003 – 2004 Associate Professor and Head, Film and Television, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology.
- 2001 – 2004 Senior Lecturer, Media and Communications, University of Melbourne (LWP taken 2003-2004 inclusive).
- 1997 – 2001 Lecturer B then Senior Lecturer (Media Studies), Murdoch University.
- 1996 –1997 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chinese Cultural Studies, University of Westminster.
- Member: Australian Research Council: College of Experts, Humanities and Creative Arts Panel (Chair of Panel: 2008)
- Elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia 2008
- Fellow: Royal Society of Arts (UK and Australia).
- Convenor: China Node, ARC: Asia Pacific Futures Research Network
- Member: ARC: Cultural Research Network.
- Peer Reviewer: ESRC (UK); RQF (RAE) trial assessor – University of Tasmania (2005).
- President, Chinese Studies Association of Australia, 2007-2009
- Fellowships: Kings College London (2008); Asia Research Centre, Murdoch (2001); Shanghai University (invited 2007).
Foundation Series Editor:
Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia (Routledge-Curzon)
- Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies (Reviews Editor, 1997-2000)
- Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context
- Scope: an online journal of film studies
- Women: A Cultural Review (Australia Contributing Editor, appointed 2005)
- Journal of Children and Media (Invited 2005 for 2007 inaugural issue)
- Chinese Journal of Communication
- Asian Studies Review (invited March 2008)
- ARC Discovery, Posters of the Cultural Revolution: Contemporary Chinese perspectives on an era of propaganda, 2008-2010.
- ARC Discovery, The Cultivation of Middle-Class Taste: Reading, Tourism and Education Choices in Urban China, 2006-2008.
- ARC Linkage, Mobile Me: Young People, Sociality and the Mobile Phone. (With NSW Commission for Children and Young People) 2007-2009 (APAI)
- ARC Linkage, Sanctuary and Security in Contemporary Australia: Muslim Women's Networks 1980 - 2005, 2006-2008.
- ARC International, Grounded Cosmopolitanism and Branded Cities: Australia, Europe and Asia, 2006-2007.
- Film, Media, and the Politics of Visual Culture in China;
- Children’s Media and Socialisation;
- Society and Visual Culture in the Asia-Pacific region;
- Gender, Class, and Cultural Change in China and Australia;
- Branding and Urban Development on the Pacific Rim;
- Cosmopolitanism and the Migrant Condition
Invited Addresses to Educators and Policy Forums
- NSW Board of Studies, presentation on language pedagogy, December 2007
- "Internationalisation and the Asia Pacific Region", Ningbo International Conference on Higher Education and the Regional Economy, Ningbo, October 29-Nov 1st, 2006;
- "Branding Chinese Cities" City Branding Workshop for urban planners and city officials in Queensland, Logan City, April 2003;
- "Australian Children's Film and Television: An Intercultural Perspective", International Conference on Film Education, Zibo, PRC, July. 2002;
- "Children and Citizenship in China", Linking Latitudes, Asialink Conference, Shanghai, 2001.
Conferences and Presentations
- ‘Tang Wei: sex, the city and Beijing’s Olympic year’, Language and International Studies, Research Seminar, Nottingham Trent University, November.
- ‘Anachronism, apologetics and Robin Hood: televisual nationhood after TV’, China Media Centre, University of Westminster, November.
- ‘Monumental Memories a discussion of Xu Weixin and his pedagogic art’ CAC /discuss/ series, Centre of Oriental studies, University of Vilnius, October.
- ‘Tang Wei: sex, the city and Beijing’s Olympic year’, Film Studies Talks, KCL, October.
- ‘Tang Wei and cosmopolitan moments in film’, in Transnational and Cosmopolitan Networks seminar series, World Cinema Series, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, September.
- University of British Columbia's Centre for Chinese Research. Global Beijing: 'The World' Is A Violent Place: a talk on Jia Zhangke's film 'The World'. May 15th 2008
- 'Mobile Me: Regional Networks in a Multiethnic Society', Communicating for Social Impact, The 58th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Montreal, May, 2008.
- 'No Place for Young Girls [in the Chinese Market]?' Marketization in China: A Contested Project from the Communication Perspective, Hong Kong Baptist University http://www.comm.hkbu.edu.hk/cmcr/mcc/
- 'Global Beijing: 'The World' is a Violent Place' at Globalization and Violence, International Symposium on Visual Culture and the Urban Environment, London Institute (University of London), Paris, January. http://www.engl.niu.edu/paris/
- 'The Cultural Turn', Branding cities, marketed identities and the politics of culture in cosmopolitan urban societies, University of Middlesex, November.
- 'Branding and Visual Politics', Face and Place: visibility and invisibility in Chinese propaganda posters, University of Westminster, October.
- 'Branding as a Cultural Turn' Keynote: East Asia Media Conference, QUT, Brisbane, June.
- 'Global Class "C Jia Zhangke and 'The World'' CSAA, Brisbane, June.
- 'Internationalisation as a community concept: praxis and service in higher education in the Asia-Pacific region', Paradigms for the 21st century, University of Indianapolis, May.
- 'Flatlands revisited: Sydney and the cinematic brand', San Diego State University, May.
- 'Landscapes of class in contemporary Chinese film: Yellow Earth to Still Life'
- Seminars at: University of California at San Diego, May and Screen Studies, University of Glasgow, February;
- 'Landscapes of Class and the logic of Chinese migration', Shanghai University, March.
- 'What brand and how much? Paying for the city', Sydney Futures talks, UTS, February.
- 'Methods and modernity in Children's film research', Keynote APFRN international seminar: Youth Media, and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region, Monash University, November.
- 'Internationalisation and the Asia Pacific Region', Ningbo International Conference on Higher Education and the Regional Economy, Ningbo, October 29-Nov 1st.
- 'Global Class, Salaried Class, Middle Class', Politics of Belonging seminar, Centre for Social Policy, University of Middlesex, September.
- 'China and Latin America: the relationship with the new world power' International seminar held at ITESM Monterrey Campus, Monterrey, Mexico. August.
- 'China and Latin America' seminar held at the University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico. August.
- 'Richer than Before: the Making of Middleclass Taste in Urban China." Invited seminar, Renmin University, Beijing, China. July.
- 'China's Middle Class': Shanghai University Australian Research Centre symposium. July.
- 'Stripes and my country' Sydney Biennale, opening symposium. June.
- 'My Life as McDull', Keynote: QUT Centre of Excellence in Creative Industries, Chinese Media and Education Workshop, April.
- (with Zheng Yi), 'Martial Arts, Star dust and Historical Memory: The Culture of a Blockbuster', International Film Workshop on Hero: Anatomy of a Blockbuster, The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China.
- 'Film, Cosmopolitanism and the Branded City in Europe and Asia: a discussion on new ways of thinking about cultural and creative industries' Keynote: The International Forum on Cultural Industries, Creative Media and Entertainment Business',, Taipei, April.
- 'Stripes and My Country: City Brands for 2006', Branding Cities and Urban Borders: Cosmopolitanism and Parochialism in Asia and Europe, Australia House, London, January.
- 'Out on a Limb?: Urban Traumas on the West Pacific Rim' Visualising the City Conference, Manchester University, June.
- 'Little Friends and the Film Course: Participation, Sociality and Visual Media in Children's China' Seminar, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, June.
- 'Leadership and Authority in Creative China', From Made in China to Created in China, Conference, Beijing, July. Also: Panel member with Wu Qidi (Vice Minister for Education)
- 'Cultural Policy and Creative Leadership' Third Space of the Commons Workshop, Renda, Beijing, July. (MIT/Harvard seminar)
- 'The Cultivation of Middle Class Taste: Tourism and Education Choices in China', Whither Literary Theory: frontiers and new directions in the 21st century. Weihai, August.
- 'Television in Asia' ICAS, (Asian Studies Association of Australia, Funded Panel) Shanghai, August.
- 'Women and Middle Class Film Spectatorship in Contemporary China' Women in Asia Conference, Sydney, September.
- Television in Asia Symposium: Asia Pacific Futures Network, La Trobe, December.
- J.G Gammack and S.H Donald, 'Branding the City on the Pacific Rim: colour narrative and the hyper-logo' CAUTHE (International Conference of Tourism and Hospitality), Brisbane 10-13 February, Book of refereed extended abstracts. 205-207.
- J.G Gammack and S.H Donald, 'Establishing identity: Collaborative Methodologies in Film and Tourism' in Frost W, Croy, G and Beeton S. eds. Proceedings: International Tourism and Media Conference, Melbourne: La Trobe, Nov 24-26, 119.(refereed working paper).
- J.G.Gammack and S.H Donald 'Images of Cities: A psychological method for mapping conceptual understandings' Fulbright symposium: Hong Kong// Hollywood at the Borders: Macao ,April.
- 'Regime Branding in the City of Life', Empire, Media and Political Regimes in Asia', Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University August.
- 'Shanghai Distance Education: Access and Pressure in a Demanding New Economy' Educational Research Alliance Deakin University, July.
- 'Film, Family and Feeling: Ganqing' The Child in Film and Television, Screen Studies Conference 2004, Glasgow University, July.
- 'Thematic Insecurity in China' First International Conference on Sources of Insecurity, RMIT Globalism Institute, 2004.
- 'Branding Chinese Cities' City Branding Workshop, Logan City, April.
- 'Women, Teaching and Technology in the PRC' Chinese Studies Association Australia Meeting, UNSW, Sydney, July.
- 'MATE: Unravelling the culture-services-knowledge paradigm in post-WTO China (with Michael Keane) Chinese Studies Association Australia Meeting, UNSW, Sydney, July
- 'Narratives and Locality: An exploration of city stories in contemporary Austral-Asian cinema and tourism' Griffith Asia-Pacific Research Institute Seminar
- Panel member: Location: Just another character in the script?. Brisbane Writers' Festival
- Panel discussant, American Asian Studies Conference panel on Political Visuality in China, Washington, DC, April.
- 'Nations Online: Virtual Tourism and Political Transition', UCLA, Center for International Research CIRA, April.
- 'Australian Children's Film and Television: An Intercultural Perspective', International Conference on Film Education, Zibo, PRC, July.
- 'Children and Socialisation in Chinese Film Culture', Media in China, Melbourne.
- 'Working metaphor: Children, Media and Transition in the PRC': at The New Economy, Creativity and Consumption, Creative Industries Symposium, QUT, December.
- 'Nations Online: Or: Another Fine Shot by Lawrence', Cultural Studies Association of Australia, Melbourne, December.
- 'Media in China: New Convergences, New Approaches' (with Michael Keane), Media seminar series, University of Sussex.
- 'Children and Citizenship in China', Linking Latitudes, Asialink Conference, Shanghai (published online) (http://www.asialink.unimelb.edu.au/aef/shanghai/papers/sdonald/html)
- 'Modern Citizenship in China: Children's Day' Linking Latitudes, (Shanghai) Perspectives: Contemporary Issues in China Conference, April.
- 'Virtual Tourism and New Media Citizenships in Scotland and Hong Kong: Complementary Case Studies' (with John Gammack), Virtual/Informational/Digital
- Seminar series, Murdoch University
- The Virtual Tourist' Transnational China Advertising Project and the Centre for the Study of Globalising Cultures, Hong Kong University and Rice University, Texas.
- 'Nations Online: Virtual Tourism and Political Transition', What's Left of Theory? Cultural Studies Association of Australia, Hobart.
- 'Children as Political Messengers: Posters and Film in China 1960s-1980s', American Asian Studies Association Conference, Washington DC.
- 'A Parallel Cultural History (of Migration) 'Childhood and Publicness in Beijing 2000' (with Yingchi Chu and Andrea Witcomb), Capstrans Conference on Migration, Wollongong.
- 'History, Education, and Jiaoy': A Western Australian Perspective on Children's media and some Chinese Alternatives', Mount Tambourine Summit on Asia-Pacific Media, Brisbane.
- 'Listening to Hong Kong: An Ex-pat Perspective on the Sophistication of Satire', Second International Conference on Hong Kong Culture, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
- 'Media, Violence, Popular Culture and Literacy', Guest speaker, Australian Libraries and Information Association Annual Dinner Debate.
- 'Children and Publicness in the Media-sphere', Asian Studies Australia Association Conference (with Yingchi Chu and Andrea Witcomb), Melbourne, July.
- 'Exchange and Display: Republics of Taste and the Vision of Elder Statesmen', Communications Faculty Seminar, Tsinghua University, Beijing.
- 'The Impact of Media on Current Literary and Cultural Studies OR The Necessary Privations of Growing Up', open lecture, Beiyu, Beijing Language and Culture University.
- 'Children and Chinese Media Culture', invited workshop at Chinese Studies Centre, University of California-Berkeley.
- 'La Chine in Culture/China', University of Nottingham Film Seminar.
- 'Ambiguous Women in Chinese Cinema' (with C Lee), University of Westminster, New Approaches to Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies.
- 'Children and the Media in Chinese Australia' Asian-Australian Identities conference, Australian National University, Canberra.
- 'Women in Chinese Film', China and Visual Culture Symposium, Indiana University
- Cultural Memories of the Cultural Revolution symposium, Indiana University.
- 'Contemporary Violence - Children's Media as a Modality of National Memory', State Fictions, Post-national Realities: Cultural Perspectives on Institutions and Violence, Institute of Ethnology, Academica Sinica, Taipei, June.
- 'Taking Time in the Gallery', Artists Regional Exchange Forum: Singapore/Hong Kong/Perth
- 'Asia in Film and On Video', Access Asia: Asia in Profile Conference, WA Asia Ed. Foundation.
- 'A Short Talk about Citizenship', panel presentation at Children and the Media, a public event sponsored by Meerilinga, Education Department WA, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Channel Nine.
- 'Seeing White: Female Whiteness in Chinese and British Visual Culture', International Conference on Globalisation and the Future of the Humanities, Beijing Language and Culture University.
- 'Children as Political Messengers: Posters and Film in China 1960s-1980s', Mediating China: Gender, Generation, and Citizenship, New York University.
- 'Mapping the Millennium', Australian and South Pacific Association of Comparative Literary Studies Conference, Fremantle, WA.
- 'Children as Political Messengers', Cultural Crossroads, Sydney.
- 'Mapping China', Centre for Research in Culture and Communication (CRCC) Seminar, Murdoch University.
- 'The Publicness of Film' (with James Donald) CRCC Seminar, Murdoch University
- 'Symptoms of Alienation', Cultural Values and Cultural Capital of Pop Music in Asia Conference, Edith Cowan University.
- 'Public Spaces in Contemporary Chinese Film', Open Seminar on Public Space, Chinese and the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster.
- 'Symptoms of Alienation; The Female Body in Recent Chinese Film', Open Lecture, University of Westminster.
- 'The Singer and the Criminal: Political Friendship in Contemporary Chinese Cinema', Media Graduate Seminar, University of Sussex, November.
- 'Chinese Cinema: Landscape and Nationhood', Theory, Culture, and Society Conference, Berlin, August.
- 'Perpetual Peace: The Kantian Aesthetic of Enlightened Statecraft' The World University Students' Peace Summit, (representing UK), Kyoto, December.
Exhibitions, Symposia, Workshops2008
- Co-convenor: Symposium/ ECR workshop funded by Cultural Research Network: The Space Between: Languages, Translations, Cultures, University of Melbourne, February (Convened as part of the Multiliteracies project, with Vera Mackie).
- Convenor: Symposium and postgraduate workshop: Class and Place: cosmopolitan perspectives on a 'grounded' sensorium, IIS, June 18-19.
- Co-convenor: Symposium: Branding cities, marketed identities and the politics of culture in cosmopolitan urban societies, Hendon Town Hall and Ort (Camden), with Middlesex University, November.
- Convenor: Symposium: Comparative perspectives on cosmopolitanism and theories of belonging: Australia, Asia and the EU, IIS, December 8.
- Convenor: Conference on Branding Cities and Urban Borders: Cosmopolitanism and Parochialism in Asia and Europe, Australia House, London, January 12-14. http://www.transforming.cultures.uts.edu.au/news_events/past.html#branding
- Convenor: Cultural Research Network Workshop: Cultural Literacies and Multi-Lingual Literacy, http://www.uq.edu.au/crn/projects/language.html
- Convenor for China Node: 1) Doctoral Colloquium with Professor Gary Rawnsley (Nottingham University, Ningbo): "Understanding and Analysing Propaganda." June 21, 2006, UTS. 2) Presentation on contemporary Chinese film theory by Professor Yingjin Zhang, Director of China Studies at the University of California, San Diego; November 21, 2006; 3)
- Convenor of Sydney event: APFRN Signature theme on media: "Documentary Making in China." Guest Speakers included Dr. Paola Voci, University of Otago, New Zealand; Mr. Jiang Yue, Beijing; Mr. Cui Zi'en, Beijing. Nov. 25.
- Chair: 4A Gallery Talks. TfC events (see 2004); Frequent speaker at postgraduate mentoring events for ARC- Cultural Research Network and ARC- Asia Pacific Futures Network.
- Fresh and Salt: Water and Border debates in Australia and Asia
- Workshop/Symposium: 8-10 May, 2005. Speakers funded by: the Asia-Pacific Futures Network and ICEAPS International Centre for Excellence in Asia Pacific Studies at ANU.
- Panel member, KidsSquiz. Children's Television Symposium, Cultural Precinct, QUT.
- Speaker, 'Morning Sun', Brisbane International Film Festival (with Geremie Barm')
- Panel convenor, New Asian Documentary, Australian International Documentary Conference, Byron Bay.
- Convenor Surface City #1. CIRAC and the Faculty of the Built Environment, QUT.
- Convenor (with Lisanne Gibson, Australian Centre), symposium on Public Space: Cultural Practice and Participation in Australia and the Asia-Pacific, Melbourne.
- Convenor (with Jim Leibold, Asialink), Media in China: Content, Consumption and Crisis: International Symposium@Asialink, Melbourne (a symposium run in conjunction with events for teachers, an art exhibition, and a lecture for the business community).
- Panel member, 'Chinese Film Futures', Melbourne International Film Festival.
- Convenor, symposium on Cultural Informatics, University of Melbourne Faculty of Arts
- Panel Convenor, 'Diasporic Film-making', Visible Evidence conference, Brisbane.
- Director, children's segment on Pok'mon and Monkey King for Channel 31: Chunghwa Association pilot show.
- Member, organising committee, Australian Association of Chinese Studies, Sixth Biennial Conference, Murdoch University, 8-10 July; Convenor of the Culture strand.
- Presenter, 'Teaching China through Film: Strategies and Pitfalls', School of Education outreach, Murdoch University.
- 'Themes and familiarities', lecture, In and Out Exhibition, John Curtin Gallery, WA.
- Convenor, Public Space and China symposium, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster.
- Curator, Badgering the People - Mao Badges, a Retrospective, Brighton Museum: (with Robert Benewick); co-directed accompanying film Badgering the People (with Chad Wollen).
- Convenor, day workshop on Chinese Cinema, Cornerhouse Arts Centre, Manchester.
- ‘Why mobility matters: young people and media competency’ Beijing Normal University, June 5th.
- 'Monumental memories: a discussion of Xu Weixin and his pedagogic art’, Joseph Regelstein Library, University of Chicago, May 19.
- ‘Monumental memories: Xu Weixin and Chinese Historical Figures 1966-1976’, University of Sydney, April.
Previous Research Grants and Awards2006
- ARC (Fellowship): The Great Transformation: Accounting for the Shift from Cultural Institution to Creative Enterprise (with Michael Keane and Zhang Xiaoming)
- ICEAPS: Fresh and Salt water workshop subvention (online and hard copy publication).
- ICEAPS research seed grant (with Robin Jeffreys). Television in Asia. (this resulted in Nalin Mehta's forthcoming volume in my series)
- APFN travel grant (with Robin Jeffrey). Television in Asia.
- ATN Challenge Grant. Community Networks: Human Communication as a Source of Sustainability in Global Australia.
- Communities and Places: Youth and Mobile Phones CRC (ACID)
- Youth and Mobile Phones NSW Commission for Children and Young People
- ARC Discovery CI-1 Branding Cities on the West Pacific Rim: Cinematic Traditions and Tourism Marketing Strategies in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sydney
- ARC Discovery CI-4 Internationalising Creative Industries: China, the WTO and the Knowledge-based Economy (with CIRAC)
- University of Melbourne Early Career Grant for The Beijing Children's Film Studio: A History of Changing Cultural Attitudes to Children's Media
- CI-1 Small Research Grant for Murdoch ENGLISH CDROM and Education in Beijing
- Associate Investigator, Small ARC at University of Tasmania (with Professor Mobo Gao) for Australian Print Media on China Since 1989: Media Content and its Sources.
- Small ARC Grant for Chinese Childhoods in Australia: Multiculturalism and the Media
- CI-1 Small Murdoch SSHE grant for The State of Media and Information
- Small Research and Early Career Grant for Public Meanings of Childhood: Images and Experiences in Chinese Communities.
- Murdoch University, Library Resources Grant for Chinese Films
Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donald has spoken/ been interviewed on 31 occasions since arriving in Sydney four years ago, on international and Australian press outlets on the subjects of Chinese media, propaganda and resistance, branding in Asia, children's media, and the politics of motherhood.
Outlets include: Sydney Morning Herald, The South China Morning Post, Sunday Herald. 2UR, ABC Radio National (Asia Pacific, Life Matters, By design), Shanghai Media Group, Hong Kong ABC, The Australia Channel (Asia Pacific); Radio Q (Qantas), Sunday Telegraph (Sydney); on the Tibet Crisis (March 2008): ABC Triple J (Hack); ABC Melbourne (Drive); ABC Australia Channel (Chinese language programming: Today's Topics); Radio Eye (7/8/2008) Asia-Pacific (31/07/08).
Donald SH. ‘Education, Class, and Adaptation in China’s World City’, Chinese Journal of Communication, Vol 2:1, March 2009: 24-35. Donald, SH. ‘No Place for Young Women: Class, Gender, and Moral Hierarchies in Contemporary Chinese Film’, Social Semiotics, Vol 18.4, 2008b: 467-479.
Donald, SH, E. Kofman and C.Kevin, ‘Processes of Cosmopolitanism and Parochialism’, in Branding Cities: 1-13. Donald, SH, ‘Stripes and my country, or on not being at home’ in SH. Donald, E. Kofman and C. Kevin eds. Branding Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change, New York: Routledge Academic, 2009, 139-154 3. Donald, SH. ‘Anachronism, apologetics and Robin Hood: Televisual nationhood after TV’, in G. Turner and J. Tay (eds) Television Studies After TV: Understanding Television in the Post-broadcast Era, Routledge, London. (2009): 125-136.
Current Supervising Postgraduates
|Julie Lim||Race and Belonging in an International City: Overseas Chinese in ‘New’ Shanghai|
|Tina Schilbach||The Politics of (Middle-) Class in China’s ‘Economic Centre’: Shanghai and the Making of Chinese Urban Identity|
|Damien Spry||Youth and Mobile Media Policy in Australia and Japan|