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NGO 2.0 China: An Experiment with Social Media

MIT's Jing Wang will speak at USC on Chinese NGOs in the Web 2.0 Environment.

October 8, 2009 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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 “Chinese NGOs in the Web 2.0 Environment,” a project 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 (availble in Paperback from Routledge), Popular Culture and the Chinese State, China’s Avant-Garde Fiction, Cinema 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.