Professor of Chinese Digital Media and Culture, Curtin University

Michael Keane is Professor of Chinese Media and Cultural Studies at Curtin University. He is Program Leader of the Digital Asia Research Node. The Digital Digital Asia Research Node investigates the transformative role of digital technology in everyday life in Asia and Australia, as well as producing critical academic insights into China’s creative transformation. The Digital Asia Research Node produces data, findings, and evidence for public policy, technology design, implementation, and public debate.

Michael’s key research interests are digital transformation 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 the penetration of Chinese digital platforms in the Asia Pacific .


  • –present
    Professor of Chinese Media and Culture, Curtin University


  • 1999 
    Griffith University, PhD