Dr Xiang (Tony) Ren is working in the ACIAC research theme of 'Communication and Culture'. His research fields include digital publishing, creative industries and open cultures in Australia and China. Ren completed his PhD at Queensland University of Technology, receiving the University's Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award. Prior to joining ACIAC, he worked in Australian and Chinese universities as a research fellow and lecturer and spent more than a decade working in the Chinese media industries.
Dr Nicholas Ng is an ethnomusicologist as well as a musician with special expertise in traditional Chinese music and Australia-China music exchange. He obtained his PhD on diasporic Chinese music from the Australian National University. He was formerly a Research Fellow at Queensland Conservatorium and Chinese Music Ensemble Coordinator at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. A practice-led researcher specialising in composition and performance, Nicholas curated the festival Encounters: China (2010) and has appeared at a number of prestigious international festivals and conferences. His life as a researching artist has been documented on SBS Mandarin Radio, ABC Music Show, and in the ABC Compass program, Divine Rhythms (2018).
Project Officer/Executive Assistant
Lindsay Liu is the Projector Officer/Executive Assistant at the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture. She holds the degrees of Master of Media Practice and Master of Publishing from the University of Sydney. Lindsay has experience working in public service institutions including the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) and the Australian Embassy in Beijing.
Other support staff will be provided as the Institute's work develops.