Author Profile :
Dr Xiaoling Zhang’s research interests span the transformation of media, culture and society in China. Taking interdisciplinary approaches, combining fieldwork, documentary studies and discourse analysis, she has published widely on the shifting cultural and media landscapes in China, especially the new media technologies. Her edited book together with Prof Yongnian Zheng, titled China’s Information and Communications Technology Revolution: Social changes and state responses” by Routledge examines China’s ICT revolution, exploring the social, cultural and political implications of China’s transition to a more information-rich and communication-intensive society.
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