Michael Keane is Professor of Chinese Media and Communications at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He is Program Leader of the Digital Asia Research Node within the Centre for Culture and Technology. Prof Keane’s key research interests are digital transformation in China; East Asian cultural and media policy; television in China, and creative industries and cultural export strategies in China and East Asia.
Despite massive investment in soft power by the Chinese Party-state over the past decade, the influence of China’s culture in Southeast Asia and Australia remains relatively weak…. Continue reading »
In the Chinese political lexicon being civilized means ‘fitting in’ with the national plan, accepting the party-state’s directives and guidance, and obeying laws. This ‘harmonious society’ model, represents a collective response to uneven social development…. Continue reading »