Skip to main content

Yecies, Brian Associate Professor

Associate Professor

  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
  • School of the Arts, English and Media

Overview


Originally from Arizona, Dr. Yecies has over 20 years’ experience teaching and researching Asia’s transnational film and digital media industries and cultural policy. He has links with a range of organizations, practitioners and academics, and is committed to cooperative learning and research. He is the author of the books: Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948 (2011), and The Changing Face of Korean Cinema, 1960-2015 (2016) — both with Ae-Gyung Shim. He is also a chief investigator on the 2017-19 Australian Research Council Discovery Project ‘Digital China: From Cultural Presence to Innovative Nation’.

International collaborations supported by research grants from the Korea Foundation, Australia–Korea Foundation, Academy of Korean Studies and Asia Research Fund have facilitated the publication of numerous book chapters, including: Willing Collaborators: Refashioning Content for the Chinese Media Market (forthcoming); Reconceptualising Film Policies (2017); The Handbook of China’s Cultural and Creative Industries (2016); Reviews on the International Cultural Markets (2016, Beijing Capital University of Economics and Business); Film Marketing into the Twenty-First Century (2015); and Creative Media in China (2014, China Social Sciences Academic Press).

Dr. Yecies was a chief investigator on the 2014 ARC DP ‘Willing collaborators: Negotiating Change in East Asian Media Production’; 2015 UoW Global Challenges initiative ‘Creative Responses to the Broadband-Empowered Digital Economy: Modelling Innovation in Korea’; and 2016 Council for Australian–Arab Relations study ‘Networking Women Entrepreneurs in Sydney and Dubai’

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Brian's research interests include: contemporary Asian film genres and industry trends; the history of Hollywood in Asia; the coming of sound (1893-1937) to Austral-Asia; film and cultural policy in colonial Korea; the digital wave in China and South Korea’s cultural industries.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Transnational and Diasporic Film and Media Industries
    • Digital Cultures and Digital Disruption
    • Media and Cultural Policy
    • Social Media and Audience Research
    • Practice-based Cinema and Media Research
    • International Film and Digital Media Co-production and Collaboration

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Online Apps and the Issue of Privacy McQuilty, Joanne
    Doctor of Philosophy International Film Collaboration and the Impact on Creative Logistical Decision-Making Policies and technology context: A Case Study of Australia, Europe and China Haukkamaa-Judge, Essi
    Master of Philosophy Buying Skins: Cultural intermediaries, value and the localisation of Australian digital games in China Keogh, James
    Doctor of Philosophy Saudi-Arab archetypes in video game narratives and visual styles and their impacts on user experience Alkhamees, Omar
    Doctor of Philosophy Virtual Reality and the New Cinema: Exploring Diversity Across Narrative, Aesthetics and Technology Buckmaster, Luke
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Transformation of China's Online Video Production, and Distribution and Consumption Ecosystems. Wang, Frank
    Doctor of Philosophy Independent Fictional Web Series: Navigating New Pathways in an Era of Digital Content Saturation Haudos de Possesse, Sarah Caroline de Possesse
    Doctor of Philosophy Reading the Lives of the Sorcerers Goderie, Peter

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Brian's research interests include: contemporary Asian film genres and industry trends; the history of Hollywood in Asia; the coming of sound (1893-1937) to Austral-Asia; film and cultural policy in colonial Korea; the digital wave in China and South Korea’s cultural industries.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Transnational and Diasporic Film and Media Industries
    • Digital Cultures and Digital Disruption
    • Media and Cultural Policy
    • Social Media and Audience Research
    • Practice-based Cinema and Media Research
    • International Film and Digital Media Co-production and Collaboration

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Online Apps and the Issue of Privacy McQuilty, Joanne
    Doctor of Philosophy International Film Collaboration and the Impact on Creative Logistical Decision-Making Policies and technology context: A Case Study of Australia, Europe and China Haukkamaa-Judge, Essi
    Master of Philosophy Buying Skins: Cultural intermediaries, value and the localisation of Australian digital games in China Keogh, James
    Doctor of Philosophy Saudi-Arab archetypes in video game narratives and visual styles and their impacts on user experience Alkhamees, Omar
    Doctor of Philosophy Virtual Reality and the New Cinema: Exploring Diversity Across Narrative, Aesthetics and Technology Buckmaster, Luke
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Transformation of China's Online Video Production, and Distribution and Consumption Ecosystems. Wang, Frank
    Doctor of Philosophy Independent Fictional Web Series: Navigating New Pathways in an Era of Digital Content Saturation Haudos de Possesse, Sarah Caroline de Possesse
    Doctor of Philosophy Reading the Lives of the Sorcerers Goderie, Peter
uri icon

Geographic Focus