Contextualisations and methodologies: Doing cultural studies and interdisciplinary research in China


10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


  • 时间: 10:00-12:30am
  • 日期: 6月11日,星期五
  • 地点: HS436


This workshop aims to introduce areas of foci of cultural studies in a Chinese context with a focus on contextualisation and methodologies. The workshop will begin with a brief review of British cultural studies, its focus, theoretical approach and methodologies. It will then explain why contextualisation is important in a different cultural context with recent cases. Three cases from published research will focus on subculture, consumption culture, and cultural and creative industries to engage with a wider audience. Publication strategies and writing tips will also be covered towards the end. PhD researchers and early career researchers in the area of media and communication, anthropology and China studies are welcome to attend.


Zhen Troy Chen, PhD, FHEA, is an Assistant Professor in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies and Director of Teaching at the School of International Communications, University of Nottingham, Ningbo. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Griffith Centre for Design and Innovation Research at Griffith University, Cold Coast campus. His research interests are in digital and social media, cultural and creative industries, cultural and media policy (copyright), journalism, and experience design. He has worked as a peer reviewer for more than 16 journals and book publishers in the field of media and cultural studies and legal studies, such as Social Media + Society, International Journal of Communication, Chinese Journal of Communication, Media, Culture and Society. His research papers have appeared in Journal of Consumer Culture, Ethics and Information Technology, Social Semiotics, Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, and Global Media and China. He also contributed his book chapters published by Bloomsbury Academic, Routledge, University of Iowa Press, among others. His monograph, entitled China’s music industry unplugged: Business models, copyright and social entrepreneurship in the online platform economy, is to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2021.