Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows have been appointed (see below), who will contribute to the research effort of the Institute and will develop expertise through agreed projects relevant to the Institute's focus areas, and they may supervise honours and doctoral students as they come on board and help prepare funding applications.
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. Kiu-wai Chu works under the ACIAC research theme of 'Arts and Culture'. Prior to joining ACIAC, he was SNSF Postdoctoral Fellow in University of Zurich. He earned his PhD in Comparative Literature in University of Hong Kong, and his previous degrees from SOAS, University of London, and University of Cambridge. He was a visiting Fulbright scholar in University of Idaho. His research focuses on environmental humanities, ecocriticism, and cinema and visual arts in Chinese contexts. His work has appeared in Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Modern Art Asia, Transnational Ecocinema; Oxford Bibliographies and elsewhere.
Lindsay Liu is the 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.