BA (Hons) (Oxford), MA (Soton), DPhil (Sussex), DipTh (Drama Studio), FRSA

Recent roles include Head of School Arts and Social Sciences (Monash Malaysia), and Distinguished professor (Arts) University of Lincoln. Prior to appointment to the University of Lincoln, Stephi was a professorial ARC funded Future Fellow in the School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, and prior to that was Dean of the School of Media and Communications at RMIT and Honorary Professor of Chinese Media Studies at the University of Sydney. She has held appointments as Director of the Institute for International Studies and Director of the Centre for Transforming Cultures (UTS), as Head of Film and Television at QUT, and in positions in media studies at the Universities of Melbourne and Murdoch. She has also served as Head of School (Arts) at the University of Liverpool. She specializes in the study of cultural and visual politics with particular interest in China, Asia-Pacific, and children.

Hong Kong University Grants Committee : Deputy Convenor, Humanities Panel, RAE

Member: ASSA Public Programmes committee. Board member: iCinema External Examiner, University of Reading, Creative Industries (Masters).

Australian Research Council (ARC), member of Excellence of Research in Australia (ERA) Panel, Chair – final awards committee

ARC (Chair), International Committee, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), Panel A Committee (Sociology) (ASSA).

President: Chinese Studies Association of Australia

Australian Research Council: College of Experts, Humanities and Creative Arts Panel (Chair: 2008)

2012-2018 Australian Research Council Professorial Future Fellow.

Associate, Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia, UNSW.

2012 Leverhulme Visiting Professor, World Cinema Centre, University of Leeds 2011-2013 Visiting Professor, ICS, University of Leeds.

2010–2011 KNAW / ASSA Visiting Fellow University of Amsterdam (2011). Honorary Professor: University of Sydney (-August 2011)

Royal Society of Arts (UK and Australia) (elected 2003) Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia (elected 2008) Visiting Professor University of Westminster

2009 Centre for Transforming Cultures (associate), University of Technology, Sydney.

2008 Visiting Professor: King’s College London

2007 Visiting Fellow: Shanghai University (invited 2007)

2001 Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University

I have served as committee member for Faculty Reviews for Research Excellence in Creative Arts at the Western Australian Acadamy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University (2016); and at Swinburne University (2011), and general reviews of research and teaching at University of Sydney (2008), University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts (COFA) (2008), University of Canberra (2007)

Outstanding Academic Text Choice Award (2018). Book (Film category)

Recent Books

  1. Donald, S Hemelryk, There's No Place Like Home: The Child Migrant in World Cinema (IB Tauris, 2018)
  2. Donald SH, S. Wright and E. Wilson, eds. Childhood and Nation in World Cinema, (Bloomsbury, 2017)

Other Research Books

  1. Donald, SH. and C. Lindner (eds) Inert Cities: Globalization, Mobility and Suspension in Visual Culture, London: IB Tauris, 2014
  2. Donald, SH., T. Anderson and D.Spry (eds) Youth, Society and Mobile Media in Asia, London: Routledge, 2010
  3. Donald SH, E. Kofman, and C.Kevin (eds), Branding Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change, New York: Routledge Academic, 2009. Reissued in Paperback 2012
  4. Goodall, H, D Ghosh and S H Donald (eds) Water, Sovereignty, and Borders in Asia and Oceania, Routledge, London, 2009
  5. Donald SH and J.G.Gammack. Tourism and the Branded City: Film and Identity on the Pacific Rim Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007
  6. Donald, SH. Little Friends: Children’s Film and Media Culture in New China, Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005
  7. Donald SH, Michael Keane and Yin Hong, eds. Media in China: Consumption, Content, and Change, London: Routledge-Curzon, 2002
  8. Donald, SH. Public Secrets: Public Spaces: Cinema and Civility in China, Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000
  9. Evans, Harriet and S. Donald, eds. Picturing Power in the People’s Republic of China: Posters of the Cultural Revolution, Boulder, Colorado: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999
  10. Benewick, R.J and S. Donald, eds. Belief in China: Art and Politics, Deities and Mortality, Brighton: Green Foundation/Brighton Museum, 1996

Other Scholarly Refereed Books

  1. Benewick R.J. and SH Donald, The State of China Atlas: mapping the world’s fasting growing economy, 3rd edition, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. South Korean translation 2013
  2. Balnaves, M. SH Donald and B Shoesmith, Media Theories and Approaches: a Global Perspective, London: Palgrave, 2009. (Arabic translation, University Presses, Egypt, 2010)
  3. Donald, SH and R.J. Benewick. Pocket China Atlas, Berkeley: University of California Press, (reference book), 2008. (South Korean version published 2008)
  4. Donald SH and R.J. Benewick. The State of China Atlas: Mapping the World’s Fastest Growing Economy. Sydney: UNSW Press; Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. (completely revised edition published by University of California Press in 2009). Translated as Atlante della Cina. Capire la crescita economica piuL8; rapida del pianeta, Il Ponte Editrice, Bologna, 2007
  5. Balnaves, M, J Donald and SH Donald, The Penguin Atlas of Media and Information, New York: Penguin USA (Simultaneous editions: The Global Media Atlas, London: BFI; Atlas des medias

Edited Journal Issues

  1. Donald SH and H. Yu, Chinese Media Studies, Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy, No. 138 May 2011
  2. Donald SH and Y. Zheng, Post-Mao, Post-Bourdieu: Class and Taste in Contemporary China, Special Issue, PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, July 2009 (Editors’ introduction, pp 1-12)
  3. Carter C. and SH Donald, ‘Children, Media and Conflict’, Journal of Children and Media, 2008. (Editors’ introduction: pp 197-199)
  4. Donald SH. and M. Keane ‘Uses of Media in the People’s Republic of China’, themed issue of Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, July, 2003.
  5. Donald SH and H Evans ‘Culture / China’, themed issue of New Formations, No. 40, 2000

Research book chapters

  1. Donald, SH, Emma Wilson and Sarah Wright, ‘Introduction: nation, film, child’ in SH Donald, E. Wilson and S. Wright (eds), Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema: Borders and Encounters, (London: Bloomsbury, 2017): 1-11.
  2. Donald SH and Klära Brüveris, ‘The lost children of Latvia: deportees and post-memory in Dzinka Geka’s The Children of Siberia,’ (London: Bloomsbury, 2017): 63-88.
  3. Tao, Lina and SH Donald, ‘Migrant youth and new media in Asia’, The Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia, (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016): 28-38
  4. Donald SH, 'Landscape in the Mist: Thinking beyond the Perimeter Fence', in A. Koutsourakis and M. Steven eds. The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos. (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2015): 2016-218.
  5. Donald SH, ‘Cosmopolitan Endurance: Migrant Children and Film Spectatorship’, in Beeler K. and S. Beeler eds. Children’s Film in the Digital Age: essays on audience, adaptation and consumer culture, (London: McFarland & Company, 2015): 133–147
  6. Donald SH and CP Lindner, ‘Inertia, Suspension and Mobility in the Global City’, in Donald, SH. and C. Lindner (eds) Inert Cities: Globalization, Mobility and Suspension in Visual Culture, (London: IB Tauris, 2014): 153–172
  7. *Donald SH ‘Inertia in Ethical Urban Relations: the Living, the Dying and the Dead’, in Donald, SH. and C. Lindner (eds) Inert Cities: Globalization, Mobility and Suspension in Visual Culture, (London: IB Tauris, 2014): 1-16
  8. Donald SH, ‘Senior Audiences and the Revolutionary Subject in the People’s Republic of China’, in Butsch R. and S. Livingstone eds. Meanings of Audiences: comparative discourses, (London: Routledge, 2013): 135–150
  9. Donald, SH and Kirsten Seale ‘Children’s film culture’, in D. Lemish ed. The Routledge International Handbook of Children, Adolescents and Media, (London: Routledge, 2013).
  10. Donald, SH and Zitong Qiu ‘Children’s culture and social studies’, in T. Wright (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013 (see also Oxford Bibliographies Online.
  11. ‘Public spaces? Branding, civility and the cinema in 21st century China’ in S. Watson and G. Bridge eds. The Blackwell Companion to the City, (Oxford: Blackwells, 2011): 317-326

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33. ‘Landscapes of class in contemporary Chinese film: from Yellow Earth to Still Life’, in J. Malpas ed. The Place of Landscape, (Boston: MIT Press. 2011): 227-244


34. Donald SH. and Zheng Yi, ‘Chinese Modernisms: Politics, Poetry and Cultural Dissonance’ in P.Brooker, A. Gasiorek, D.Parsons, and A Thacker eds. A Handbook ofModernisms, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010): 976-995

  1. Donald, SH. ‘Why mobility matters: young people and media competency in the Asia Pacific’, in S.H. Donald, T.Anderson and D.Spry, eds. Youth, Society and Mobile Media in Asia, (London: Routledge. 2010): 1-18
  2. Donald, SH, E. Kofman and C.Kevin, ‘Processes of Cosmopolitanism and Parochialism’, in Branding Cities: 2009: 1-13
  3. Donald, SH, ‘Stripes and my country, or on not being at home’ in SH. Donald, E. Kofman and C. Kevin eds. Branding Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change, (New York: Routledge Academic, 2009): 139-154
  4. ‘Anachronism, apologetics and Robin Hood: Televisual nationhood after TV’, in G. Turner and J. Tay (eds) Television Studies After TV: Understanding Television in the Post-broadcast Era, (Routledge, London, 2009): 125-136
  5. ‘Global Beijing: The World is a Violent Place’ in C. Lindner ed. Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities, (Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2009): 122-133
  6. ‘Taste and Hierarchy in China’s Cities’, in M.Farquhar (ed). 21st Century China: Views from Australia, (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009): 156-168
  7. Donald SH. and Zheng Yi, ‘Richer than before –the cultivation of middle-class taste: education choices in urban China’ in D.S.G. Goodman ed. The New Rich in China: Future Rulers, Present Lives, (London: Routledge, 2008): 71-82.
  8. Donald SH and P Voci, ‘China: cinema, politics and scholarship’, in James Donald and Michael Renov eds. The Sage Handbook of Film Studies, (London: Sage, 2008): 54-73
  9. Donald, SH, ‘Children’s media and regional modernity in the Asia Pacific’, in Kirsten Drotner and Sonia Livingstone eds. The International Handbook of Children’s Media Culture, (London: Sage, 2008): 299-313
  10. Donald SH and I.Richardson, ‘Project: function and error in media research’. in McIlwain, Charlton. Philosophy, Method and Cultural Criticism. (New Jersey: Hampton Press, 2008): 159- 175
  11. Donald, SH, ‘Out on a limb: urban traumas on the Pacific Rim’, in Alan Marcus and Dietrich Neumann eds. Visualising the City, (London: Routledge, 2007): 127-142
  12. Donald SH, and J Gammack. ‘Competing regions: the chromatics of the urban fix’, in Gina Marchetti and Tan See Kam eds. Hong Kong Film, Hollywood and the New Global Cinema: No Film is an Island. (London: Routledge, 2007): 193-205
  13. Donald, SH ‘The idea of Hong Kong, structures of attention in the city of life’, in Urban Space and Cityscapes, Christoph Lindner ed. (London: Routledge, 2006): 63-74
  14. The Ice Storm: Ang Lee, cosmopolitanism and the global audience’ in Greg Elmer and Mike Gasher eds. Contracting Out Hollywood, (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005): 140-156
  15. ‘Women, technology in the teaching profession: multi-literacy and curriculum impact’ in Anne McLaren ed. Chinese Women – Living and Working, (London, Routledge Curzon, 2004): 131-146
  16. Chu, YC, SH Donald and A Witcomb, ‘Children, media, and the public sphere in Chinese Australia’, in Gary Rawnsley and Ming-yeh Rawnsley eds. Political Communications in Greater China: The Construction and Reflection of Identity, (London: Routledge Curzon, 2003): 261-274
  17. Benewick RJ and SH Donald, ‘Treasuring the word: de-politicisation and the material present’, in Robert Benewick, Marc Blecher and Sarah Cook (eds.) Asian Politics in Development: Essays in Honour of Gordon White, (London: Frank Cass, 2003): 66-83
  18. Donald, SH, ‘Crazy rabbits! children’s media culture and socialization’, in Donald, Keane and Yin Hong eds, Media in China, 2002, 128-138
  19. Donald SH and M. Keane ‘Responses to crisis: convergence, content industries, and media governance’, in Donald, Keane and Yin Hong eds. Media in China, 2002, 200-211
  20. Donald, SH. ‘Children’s Day: the fashionable performance of modern citizenship in China’, in Wendy Parkins ed. Fashioning the Body Politic: Dress, Gender and Citizenship, (Oxford: Berg, 2002): 205-216
  21. Keane M and SH Donald, ‘Media in China: new convergences, new approaches’, in Donald, Keane and Yin Hong eds. Media in China, 2002, 3-17
  22. Donald SH and I.Richardson, ‘Cultural functionality: media research and error’, in Hugh Brown et al. eds. Politics of a Digital Present: An Inventory of Australian Net Culture, Criticism and Theory, (Melbourne: Fibreculture Publications, 2001): 253-262
  23. Donald SH and C.Lee, ‘Ambiguous women in contemporary Chinese film’, in Shoma Munshi ed., Images of the 'Modern Woman' in Asia: Global Media/Local Meanings, (London: Curzon, 2001): 123-137
  24. Donald, J and SH Donald, ‘The publicness of cinema’, in Christine Gledhill and Linda Williams eds. Re-inventing Film Studies, (London: Edward Arnold, 2000): 114-129.
  25. Donald SH, ‘Seeing White’ in Wang Ning et al eds., Globalisation and Postcolonial Criticism, (Central Compilation and Translation Press, 1999): 322-343.
  26. Benewick, RJ and S Donald; ‘Mapping employment’, in Qiu Yuanlun and Luo Hongbo eds. A Comparative Study of Employment Policies in the European Union and China, (China Economic Press, 1999): 255-264
  27. Donald, S ‘Children as political messengers: space and aesthetics in posters and film’ in Evans and Donald eds. Picturing Power, 1999, 79-100
  28. Evans, H and S.Donald ‘Introducing posters of China’s cultural revolution’, in Evans and Donald eds. Picturing Power, 1999, 1-26
  29. Donald, S and RJ Benewick, ‘Badgering the people: Mao badges, a retrospective’, in Benewick and Donald eds. Belief in China, 1996, 29-40.
  30. Donald, S. ‘Chinese women and Chinese film’ in Barbara Einhorn and Eileen Yeo eds. Women in Market Societies East and West, (London: Edward Elgar, 1995): 84-95

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Donald, SH. ‘Debt, the migrant and the refugee: Lampedusa on stage’. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, Themed issue Envisioning Asylum edited by Emma Cox and Caroline Wake, Vol 23, 2018: 193-209
  2. Donald SH. ‘Liu Dahong -Stranded Objects and Shame in Chinese Contemporary Post- Socialist Art’. Affirmations: ofthe modern Vol 2:2, 2015: 55–80.
  3. Donald, SH ‘The poetics of the real in Jia Zhangke’s 24 City Screen, Vol. 55:2, 2014: 267-275. DOI:10.1093/screen/hju005.
  4. *Donald SH 'Red Aesthetics, Intermediality and the Use of Posters in Chinese Cinema after 1949’ Asian Studies Review, 30 September 2014: 4-10. DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2014.95583
  5. Donald SH ‘Chinese Media Studies: A belated introduction?’ (trs. Qiu Zitong) China Media Report, Vol. 145:1, 2013: 4–10
  6. Donald SH ‘“Recollections”: a subset of the project on posters of the Cultural Revolution’ Chinese Journal of Communication, Vol. 5:1, 2012: 68-77. DOI: 10.1080/17544750.2011.647747
  7. Donald SH ‘Monumental Memories: Xu Weixin’s Chinese Historical Figures, 1966-1976’, New Formations, Issue 75, 2012: 45–62
  8. Donald SH ‘China Media Studies: A belated introduction?’, Media International Australia, 2011: 57-65 (See also: Donald SH. (trs. Qiu Zitong) Chinese Media Studies: A belated introduction?’ China Media Report, Vol. 145:1, 2011: 57–65.
  9. Donald SH ‘Beijing Time, Black Snow, and magnificent Chaoyang: sociality, markets and temporal shift in China’s capital’ Theory, Culture and Society, Vol.28:7-8 (December), 2011: 321- 339.
  10. Donald SH ‘Tang Wei: Sex, the City, and the Scapegoat in Lust, Caution’, Theory, Culture and Society, 27(4), 2010: 46-68.
  11. Donald, SH. and Zheng Yi, ‘A taste of class: manuals for becoming woman,’ positions: east asia cultures critique, 17(3), Winter 2009: 489-521.
  12. Donald SH. ‘Education, Class, and Adaptation in China’s World City’, Chinese Journal of Communication, 2(1), March 2009: 24-35.
  13. Donald, SH. ‘No Place for Young Women: Class, Gender, and Moral Hierarchies in Contemporary Chinese Film’, Social Semiotics: 18(4), 2008: 467-479.
  14. Donald SH and JG Gammack, ‘Collaborative methods in researching city branding: studies from Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sydney’, Tourism, Culture and Communication, 6(3), 2006: 171-180.
  15. Donald SH and JG Gammack, ‘Drawing Sydney: flatlands, chromatics and the cinematic contours of a world’s global city’, SCAN: Journal of Media Arts Culture, 2(1) 2005.
  16. Donald SH ‘Little friends: children and creative consumption in the People’s Republic of China’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 7(1), 2004: 45-53.
  17. Gao, Mobo, SH Donald and Zhang Shaoquan, ‘National sovereignty versus moral sovereignty: the case of The Australian reporting of Taiwan’, in Media Asia, an Asian Mass Communication Quarterly, 30(1), 2003: 22-30.
  18. Donald, SH and I.Richardson ‘The English project: function and error in new media research’ Inter/Sections: The Journal of Global Communications and Culture, 2(5), Winter 2002: 155-166.
  19. Donald, SH, ‘History, entertainment, education and jiaoyu’: a Western Australian perspective on Australian children’s media, and some Chinese alternatives’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 4(3) 2001: 279-299.
  20. Donald, SH ‘Exchange and display: republics of taste and the vision of elder statesmen’, Communal-Plural, October 2001: 183-202.
  21. Donald, SH ‘The necessary privations of growing up’, New Formations, 41(2), 2001: 131-143.
  22. Donald, SH and Sun W., ‘Going home: history, nation and the mournful landscapes ofhome’, Metro: Film, Television and Multimedia, 129(30), 2001: 140-149,
  23. Donald, SH ‘La chine in culture / China’, New Formations, 40, 2000: 7-14,
  24. Donald SH ‘Seeing white: female whiteness and the purity of children in Australian, British and Chinese visual culture’, Social Semiotics, 10(2), 2000: 157-171,
  25. Donald SH ‘Mapping China’, Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context, September 1998.,
  26. Donald S. ‘Symptoms of alienation: the female body in recent Chinese film’, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 12(1), 1998: 91-103,
  27. Donald S. ‘Landscape and agency: Yellow Earth and the demon lover’, Theory, Culture and Society, 14:1, February 1997: 97-112,
  28. Hemelryk S, ‘Women reading Chinese films: between Orientalism and silence,’ Screen, 36(4), 1995: 325-340,
  29. Hemelryk S, ‘The Chinese horizon and the socialist realist gaze’ Diatribe, 4, 1994: 31-42