Michael Keane

Michael Keane is Professor of Chinese Media and Cultural Studies at Curtin University. He is Program Leader of the recently launched Digital China Lab.

The Digital China Lab investigates the transformative role of digital technology in everyday life in China and Australia, as well as producing critical academic insights into China’s creative transformation. The Digital China Lab aims to generate data, findings, and evidence for public policy, technology design, implementation, and public debate.

Michael’s key research interests are digital media industries in China; East Asian cultural and media policy; and creative industries and cultural export strategies in China and East Asia. His current funded research project with the Australian Research Council (ARC) concerns audio-visual media collaboration (film, TV, animation, documentary and online platforms) in East Asia with a focus on Mainland China. He also curates the Creative Transformations Asia website.

Michael is editor of the forthcoming Handbook of China’s Cultural and Creative Industries (Edward Elgar May 2016). His single authored publications are China’s Television Industry (Palgrave 2015), Creative Industries in China: Art, Design and Media (Polity 2013), China’s New Creative Clusters: Governance, Human Capital and Regional Investment (Routledge 2011), and Created in China: the Great New Leap Forward(Routledge 2007).