Elaine Jing Zhao is Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of Media Futures Hub in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Elaine’s research focuses on cultural production, industry transformations and governance challenges in the platform economy. She is the author of Digital China’s Informal Circuits: Platforms, Labour and Governance (Routledge, 2019) and a co-author of China’s Digital Presence in the Asia-Pacific: Culture, Technology and Platforms (Anthem, 2020). Her previous research on the publishing industry in China has investigated how digital platforms have opened up publishing avenues with new business models, how they have cultivated a new generation of writers in internet literature, and how cultural production has evolved in the context of platformisation. Elaine is on the editorial board of Taylor & Francis journal Communication Research and Practice, and Anthem book series on Digital China.
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In conversation with BOTY shortlisted editors Leah Jing McIntosh and Adolfo Aranjuez
Against Disappearance: Essays on Memory (Pantera Press) is exactly the kind of invigorating non-fiction that small, risk-taking publications like Liminal, excel at. It is a physically beautiful collection, presented with an understated sophistication that reflects those same qualities in the works. Edited by Leah Jing McIntosh and Adolofo Aranjuez, this collection brings together writers from across […]December 2023
In conversation with BOTY shortlisted author Nornie Bero
Mabu Mabu (Hardie Grant Books) is an intricately crafted cookbook that melds together a perfect balance of memoir and recipe. In between stunning graphics and mouth-watering recipes, Nornie Bero recounts how her upbringing fostered a love for food and explores the deep connection between culture, identity and food. —BOTY 2023 judging panel We were lucky enough […]
In conversation with BOTY shortlisted author Andrew Sutherland
Paradise (Point of Transmission) (Fremantle Press) is beautifully layered collection of poems that explores the realities of a HIV diagnosis on home, community and freedom. It complex but inviting, an act of generosity and transformation. In his first poetry collection Andrew Sutherland simultaneously captures the stigma of a HIV-positive identity and the deep love of Queer community. […]