‘Fringe to Famous’ project presented in China

Dr Tony Moore.
Dr Tony Moore.

Dr Tony Moore, Senior Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies in the School of Media, Film and Journalism, presented a paper at the International Conference of Australian Studies on July 12 and 13 in China, at Mudanjiang Normal University, in the far north of China.

The conference theme was ‘Creativity and Development’ and brought together leading Chinese Australianists from humanities and social science with Australian scholars spanning history, economics, international relations, politics, media and cultural industries.

A former Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies, Dr Moore helped establish the China-Australian Research Network in 2013, and was invited to speak at the Mudanjiang conference about the ARC Discovery project he leads, ‘Fringe to Famous; contemporary Australian culture as an innovation system’.

Other participants included Professors David Walker, Stephen Garton, Stephanie Fay, David Carter and and Kate Darian-Smith from Australia and Professors Hong Chen, Quinlong Peng, Keli Dao and Feng Han from China.