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Kaz Ross

Lecturer and Coordinator Asian Studies
Global Cultures & Languages

Room 325, Arts Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2343 (phone)

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Kaz.Ross@utas.edu.au

Kaz is a Lecturer and the Coordinator in Asian Studies, in Global Cultures & Languages, in the School of Humanities. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne after spending time in China. Before joining UTAS she worked at the University of Melbourne, RMIT and Swinburne University, teaching in a range of subject areas including social and political theory, Chinese studies, Asian studies and media studies.

Biography

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhD University of MelbourneAustralia

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Kaz was been awarded a number of Teaching Merit Certificates in recognition of her teaching skills and commitment and was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning.

Teaching responsibility

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Research Themes

Kaz's main research interest is China. Generally Kaz is interested in how contemporary theory (particularly in the areas of postcolonial studies, feminist theory and psychoanalysis) can be brought to the area of China Studies. Her specific research interests include theorising population control in China, which she pursued in her dissertation Over Chinese Bodies: Towards a postcolonial sinology. She has been a visiting scholar at Peking University, and an editor of the Melbourne Journal of Politics. Kaz's other research interests include contemporary Chinese art, food safety in China, Chinese feminism. She has presented research on Asian tourism, especially 'dark' tourism. Her current research project is centred on the Internet and youth culture in China.

Fields of Research

  • Asian Cultural Studies (200202)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Studies in Human Society (169999)
  • Cultural Theory (200204)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Globalisation and Culture (200206)
  • Language, Communication and Culture (209999)
  • Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
  • British and Irish Literature (200503)
  • Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • Education (139999)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
  • Educational Administration, Management and Leadership (130304)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Tourism Management (150603)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Studies of Asian Society (169903)
  • Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
  • Political Theory and Political Philosophy (160609)
  • Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies (200209)
  • Postcolonial Studies (200211)
  • Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
  • Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific (160606)
  • Population Trends and Policies (160305)
  • Migration (160303)
  • Tourism Policy (160513)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture (970120)
  • Gender and Sexualities (940113)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • International Relations (940399)
  • Understanding Australia's Past (950503)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Languages and Literature (950203)
  • Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards (960799)
  • Communication Across Languages and Culture (950201)
  • Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis (940204)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • The Media (950204)
  • Defence and Security Policy (940301)
  • Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) (920404)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare (940111)
  • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
  • Government and Politics (940299)

Publications

Total publications

36

Highlighted publications

(3 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2002Journal ArticleRoss KA, '(Hand) Made in China: the curious return of the footbinding shoe', Postcolonial Studies Journal , 4, (3) pp. 311-334. ISSN 1466-1888 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2001Contract Report, Consultant's ReportRoss KA, 'First Year Postgraduate Students at the University of Melbourne: a preliminary investigation', University of Melbourne, School of Graduate Studies, 1 (2001) [Consultants Report]

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2000ReviewRoss KA, 'Popular Misconceptions A review of Frank Dikotter s Imperfect Conceptions: Medical Knowledge, Birth Defects and Eugenics in China', The Review of Politics, 62, (2) pp. 373-376. (2000) [Review Single Work]

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Journal Article

(10 outputs)
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2017Ross K, 'Imagined Futures and Forgotten Pasts: Tasmania's Asian Connections', Journal of Australian Studies, 41, (3) pp. 296-311. ISSN 1444-3058 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14443058.2017.1347102 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Simpson S, Clifford C, Quinn MG, Ross K, Sefton NS, et al., 'Sexuality-related attitudes significantly modulate demographic variation in sexual health literacy in Tasmanian university students', Sexual Health, 14, (3) pp. 244-253. ISSN 1448-5028 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/SH16135 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Simpson S; Clifford C; Quinn MG; Sefton NS; Blizzard L; Turner R

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2015Simpson Jr S, Clifford C, Ross K, Sefton N, Owen L, et al., 'Sexual health literacy of the student population of the University of Tasmania: results of the RUSSL Study', Sexual Health (Print): an interdisciplinary journal of sexual health including HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, 12, (3) pp. 207-216. ISSN 1448-5028 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/SH14223 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Simpson Jr S; Clifford C; Sefton N; Blizzard L; Turner R

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2012Ross K, 'Faking it: food quality in China', International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 8, (2) pp. 33-54. ISSN 1823-6243 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2010Ross KA, 'An 'army of bachelors'? China's Male Population as a World Threat', Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 1, (2) pp. 338-363. ISSN 1948-0091 (2010) [Non Refereed Article]

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2010Ross KA, 'China and Women's Liberation: Re-Assessing the Relationship Through Population Policies', Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 36, (1) pp. 117-142. ISSN 0311-4198 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2002Ross KA, '(Hand) Made in China: the curious return of the footbinding shoe', Postcolonial Studies Journal , 4, (3) pp. 311-334. ISSN 1466-1888 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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1999Ross KA, 'More Sex, Less Gender, Please!' [A response to William Jankowiak's 'Chinese Women, Gender, and Sexuality: A Critical Review of Recent Studies']', Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 31, (1) pp. 46-47. ISSN 0007-4810 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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1999Ross KA, 'Psychoanalysis, feminism and the new racism' An interview with Dr Renata Salecl (with Dr John Cash)', Melbourne Journal of Politics, 23, (1) pp. 1-24. ISSN 1111-2222 (1999) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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1994Ross KA, 'Theorizing Corporality: Bodies, Sexuality and the feminist Academy: An interview with Elizabeth Grosz (with Dr Kwok Wei Leng)', Melbourne Journal of Politics, 22, (1) pp. 3-29. ISSN 0085-3224 (1994) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Review

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2005Ross KA, 'Review of Chinese Femininities Chinese Masculinities Edited by Susan Brownell and Jeffrey Wasserstrom', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies , 5, (6) pp. 126-7. (2005) [Review Single Work]

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2003Ross KA, 'Greening the state: a review of Green States and Environment Movements by John Dryzek et all', Traffic, 3, (1) pp. 226-229. (2003) [Review Single Work]

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2000Ross KA, 'Popular Misconceptions A review of Frank Dikotter s Imperfect Conceptions: Medical Knowledge, Birth Defects and Eugenics in China', The Review of Politics, 62, (2) pp. 373-376. (2000) [Review Single Work]

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2000Ross KA, 'Brownell, S. TheThe Body and the Beautiful in Chinese Nationalism: Sportswomen and', Revue Bibliographique De Sinologie, XVIII, (1 ) pp. 126-127. (2000) [Review Single Work]

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2000Ross KA, 'Edwards, L. eFrom Gender Equality to Gender Difference: Feminist Campaigns for quotas for Women in Politics, 1936 1947 f (Twentieth-Century China, Vol. XXIV, No.2, April 1999, pp. 69 105)', Revue Bibliographique De Sinologie, XVIII, (1) pp. 215-216. (2000) [Review Single Work]

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2000Ross KA, 'Ho Whose Bodies? Taming Contemporary Prostitutes f Bodies in Official Chinese Rhetoric f (Twentieth-Century China, Vol. XXIV, No.2 April 1999 pp. 14 35)', Revue Bibliographique De Sinologie, XVIII, (1) pp. 128-129. (2000) [Review Single Work]

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2000Ross KA, 'Barme G In the Red New ayork, Columbia University Press', Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie, XVIII, (1) pp. 247-248. (2000) [Review Single Work]

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2000Ross KA, 'Yuting Chou'The Floating Body in the Art of Fang Lijun: an artist's comment on the human condition in post-cultural revolution China', China Information, XVIII, (2/3) pp. 306. (2000) [Review Single Work]

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1998Ross KA, 'Gender Trouble in China (with Elaine Jeffreys)', The China Journal, 40, (July) pp. 207-210. (1998) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Ross KA, 'Panning for Chinese Gold: Commodifying Australian Goldfields Heritage for the Chinese Tourist Market', Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath Winter Symposium, 20 - 21st June, 2012, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Launceston, pp. KR. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Ross KA, 'Chinese Humour Through Nostalgia: The Online Kuang Kuang Animations', Australian Centre on China in the World, The Australian National University, 18-19 October 2012, Canberra (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2011Ross KA, 'Over Chinese Bodies: Towards a postcolonial Sinology', Representing China: from the Jesuits to Zhang Yimou, Panel 5: Despotic and Revolutionary China, May 18 - 20, 2011, University of Manchester, UK, pp. KR. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Ross KA, 'The Internet in China: Rumour and memes', Australia Asia Pacific Research Network Research Seminar, 30 September, 2011, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, pp. KR. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Ross KA, 'China's online angry youth and the power of rumour: Jihad against K-Pop', Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference: Cool New Asia: Asian Popular Culture in a Local Context, 25 C 26th November, 2011, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. KR. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2010Ross KA, 'Righteous indignation online: China's angry/shit youth', The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, Day 2 Session 3 Spaces of Conflict, April, 2010, University of South Australia, Adelaide, pp. KR. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2006Ross KA, 'Remembering Nanjing: Patriotism and/or peace in architecture', Asia Reconstructed: Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, 26 - 29 June 2006, Wollongong , pp. EJ12. ISBN 978-0-9580837-3-7 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Ross KA, 'Mao: the too familiar story', Session entitled Struggles Over Representation of History, 9-10 June 2006, City University of Hong Kong, pp. KR. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2001Ross KA, 'First Year Postgraduate Students at the University of Melbourne: a preliminary investigation', University of Melbourne, School of Graduate Studies, 1 (2001) [Consultants Report]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Ross KA, 'Over Chinese Bodies: Towards a postcolonial sinology' (2010) [PhD]

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Entry

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2000Ross KA, 'Collectivity as action, as process', Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories, Lorraine Code (ed), London, 1, pp. 97 (2000) [Entry]

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2000Ross KA, 'Consensual models of decision making', Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories, Lorraine Code (ed), London, 1, pp. 104 (2000) [Entry]

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2000Ross KA, 'Mary Daly', Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories , Lorraine Code (ed), London, 1, pp. 123 (2000) [Entry]

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2000Ross KA, 'Sati', Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories , Lorraine Code (ed), London, 1, pp. 66-7 (2000) [Entry]

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Other Public Output

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Ross KA, 'Infant formula: The White Gold of China', Background briefing - Media Interview, ABC, Radio National, ABC, Radio National 8th September (2013) [Media Interview]

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2012Ross KA, 'Building an 'Asia capable' state: Response to the Tasmania's Place in the Asian Century Issues Paper', pp. 1-16. (2012) [Report Other]

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2004Ross KA, 'Submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Joint feasibility study on the proposed Australia-China Free Trade Agreement', Submission, Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition, Melbourne, 1, 1 (2004) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$6,345

Projects

Representing China: from the Jesuits to Zhang Yimou Conference 18 to 20 May 2011 UK (May 2011) (2011)$2,030
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,030)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross KA
Year
2011
Provision of exit and entry surveys of international students (2005)$4,315
Funding
Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts ($4,315)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McPherson KT; Hatley BL; Ross KA; Ueki T
Year
2005

Research Supervision

Current

1

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDIs Tasmania "Asia Ready"? An Investigation of Tasmania's Capabilities When Engaging With Asia in the 21st Century2013

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDJournalism under Fire in China: The Shanghai Evening Post and Mercury, 1929-1949
Candidate: Yi Wang
2016
PhDFrom Orphanage to Entertainment Venue: Colonial and post-colonial Singapore reflected in the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus
Candidate: Sandra Fay Hudd
2015
PhDVolunteer Tourism as Development? Assessing the Role of Non-Government Organisations Through Case Studies from Asia
Candidate: Joanne Maree Ingram
2014