[csaa-forum] asia-pacific at rmit seminar series - august

Catherine Gomes catherine.gomes at rmit.edu.au
Thu Jul 19 15:38:39 ACST 2018

 Dear All,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 2018
AsiaPacific at RMIT Seminar

*Date*: Wednesday, 8 August 2018
*Time*: 12:30 pm – 1.30 pm
*Venue*: B013-04.02 (Boardroom in the Emily McPherson Building, 405 Russell
St <https://maps.google.com/?q=405+Russell+St&entry=gmail&source=g>.)
*Presenter*: Assoc. Prof Haiqing Yu, School of Media and Communication,
RMIT University

*Title*:   Daigou, Chinese mobility and micro-entrepreneurship in Australia

The proliferation of Chinese mail courier (kuaidi) services and that of
discount pharmacy outlets in Australian major cities are parallel
developments in recent years, as entrepreneurial Chinese migrants,
students, visitors, and tourists have kicked off and scaled up an intensive
shopping craze for Australian baby formula, nutritious supplements,
skincare and sheepskin products. This paper explores the importance of
Chinese everyday mobilities in generating new cultural forms, discursive
trends, and volatility in Australia’s engagement with China.

Haiqing Yu is Associate Professor and Vice-Chancellor’s Principal Research
Fellow in the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University. Her
research focuses on China’s digital media, communication, and culture, and
their sociopolitical and economic impact in China, Australia and the Asia
Pacific. Her publications include: Media and Cultural Transformation in
China (Routledge 2009) and Sex in China (co-author with Elaine Jeffreys,
Polity 2015). Haiqing is a CI in ARC DP180100663 (“Chinese-Language
Digital/Social Media in Australia” with W. Sun); ARC DP170102176 (“Digital
China: From cultural presence to innovative nation”, with M. Keane, et
al.); and ARC DP1092878 (“Internet History in Australia and the Asia
Pacific,” with G. Goggin, et al; completed).

The seminar is a brown bag lunch event. Please RSVP
catherine.gomes at rmit.edu.au by Friday 3 August.

*The AsiaPacific at RMIT Seminar Series is organised by  the Graduate School
of Business and Law (GSBL), the School of Media and Communication and the
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS).*

best wishes,
Cat Gomes, Supriya Singh and Paul Battersby

*AsiaPacific at RMIT  Seminar Series 2018 Schedule*

* 8 August*
Daigou, Chinese mobility and micro-entrepreneurship in Australia
Assoc. Prof Haiqing Yu, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University

* 12 September*
Creaitvity in Australasia
Assoc. Prof Anne Harris, School of Education, RMIT University

*10 October*
The Digital Divide and the Va (space in-between or gap), a Samoan concept
of space that Technology Cannot Bridge
Dr Marion Muliaumaseali’i, RMIT University

*14 November*
Diversity and Inclusion in Australian Academia: The Case of Asian Academics
Assoc. Prof Nana Oishi, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

*Associate Professor Catherine Gomes*

*School of Media and Communication*

*RMIT University124 La Trobe Street*

*Melbourne, Victoria 3000AustraliaRoom:  5.2.3 (city campus)*

*tel: + 61 3 9925 5068fax: + 61 3 99259730email:
catherine.gomes at rmit.edu.au <catherine.gomes at rmit.edu.au>*

Staff website <http://www1.rmit.edu.au/staff/catherinegomes>

Research Lab Leader, Migration and Digital Media
Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) <http://digital-ethnography.com/>

Founding Editor, Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration

Transient Migrant project website
<http://translatingimpermanence.org/> (Australian
Research Council DECRA Fellowship)

*Recent books *
Siloed Diversity: Transnational Migration, Digital Media and Social Networks
Transnational Migrations in the Asia-Pacific: Transformative Experiences in
the Age of Digital Media (*forthcoming*
Transient Mobility and Middle Class Identity: Media and Migration in
Australia and Singapore <http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811016387>,
International Student Connectedness and Identity: Transnational Perspectives
Quality Assurance in Asia-Pacific Universities: Implementing Massification
in Higher Education <http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319461083>
The Asia Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility: The Search for
Community and Identity on and through Social Media

*Recent Journal Articles and Chapters*
Navigating through the hostility: international students in Singapore
International Student Identity and the Digital Environment
Digital journeys: A perspective on understanding the digital experiences of
international students <http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1129166.pdf>,

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