Humanities Institute

"NGO 2.0: An Experiment with Social Media in China"

Dr. Jing Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thu, April 15, 2010

Professor Jing Wang received her Ph. D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She taught at Duke University for sixteen years before joining the MIT FL&L faculty. She is the founder and organizer of New Media Action Lab (NMAL) – previously known as the MIT International Initiative of Critical Policy Studies of China. Professor Wang also serves as the Chair of the International Advisory Board of Creative Commons in China. She directed a digital animation project in collaboration with the Beijing Film Academy and MIT Comparative Media Studies. In spring 2009 she launched an NGO 2.0 project ("Chinese NGOs in the Web 2.0 Environment") undertaken in collaboration with the University of Science and Technology of China and three Chinese NGO partner organizations.

Professor Wang published several books and articles, among them, the award-winning The Story of Stone,High Culture Fever, and the editor of Locating China: Space, Place, and Popular Culture (available in Paperback from Routledge), Popular Culture and the Chinese StateChina’s Avant-Garde FictionCinema and Desire (with Tani Barlow). Her current research interests include branding and marketing, advertising and new media, popular culture, and media and cultural policies, with an area focus on the People’s Republic of China. Her new book Brand New China: Advertising, Media, and Commercial Culture is now available from Harvard University Press.

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