Congratulations to the FASIC fellows! TAO Lina 陶丽娜 & ZHANG Lei 张磊


The ACYD congratulates this year's Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) Fellows:

TAO Lina / 陶丽娜

Lina Tao is a postgraduate research student at the School of Humanities, University of New South Wales, Australia. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at Peking University in 2004. After graduating, she worked as a journalist and news editor at a Chinese daily newspaper, the Beijing Times (Jinghua Shibao). From 2008-12, she worked as a researcher and policy analyst at China Policy, a Beijing-based policy consultancy. She managed research projects on a wide range of social and policy issues with a particular focus on the power of Chinese social media and developed protocols and content for China Policy’s information system products.

Lina received an 'Excellent Students Award' and 'University Principal's Fund Research Award' as an undergraduate at Peking University. In 2013, she was awarded University International Postgraduate Award by UNSW. Her research project examines the intersections between the media, migration, and children in contemporary China. As an individual who had moved from rural to urban China and has now experienced a transnational movement to Australia, she is always fascinated by migrants’ journey and the media’s role in the populous mobility. Her research interest lies in migration, practice of journalism, media policies, and social media.

ZHANG Lei / 张磊

ZHANG Lei joined the Australian Studies Centre at Renmin University of China in 2011 where he has organised a series of events promoting Australia. He has lead activities ranging from the RUC Australian Cultural Week, to Australia-oriented academic lectures, to managing the Centre’s blog focusing on current affairs in Australia.

As a MA candidate in Australian Studies program, his research interests include relation between Australia and the Asia-Pacific, Sino-Australia relationship and Australian Postmodern Literature. His current interests include re-positioning Australia in the Asia-Pacific in the new century, the implications of America’s rebalancing toward Asia on Australia, transnational Australian studies and transpacific studies. Zhang Lei has attended forums and conferences in South Korea, America and Europe. He finds it a great pleasure to meet new friends and share cutting-edge ideas.

Zhang Lei graduated with a BA in English from China Agricultural University with the Best Graduate Thesis Award and the Graduate Honor in 2011. During his undergraduate years, he served as the chair of the student union in the department for two terms and co-founded the International Communication and Cooperation Association at CAU.

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