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Guobin Yang

Professor | University of Pennsylvania

Guobin Yang is the Grace Lee Boggs Professor of Communication and Sociology at the Annenberg School for Communication and Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he serves as the director of the Center on Digital Culture and Society and  deputy director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China. He is the author of The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online (Columbia University Press, 2009), The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China (Columbia University Press, 2016), and The Wuhan Lockdown (Columbia University Press, 2022). He is also the editor or coeditor of five books, including Engaging Social Media in China (coedited with Wei Wang; Michigan State University Press, 2021), Media Activism in the Digital Age (coedited with Victor Pickard; Routledge, 2017), and China’s Contested Internet (NIAS Press, 2015).

Guobin Yang served on the 2020 Selection Committee for Just Tech’s Covid-19 Rapid Response Grant Competition.


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