Assistant Professor
Yu Hong
Yu Hong is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at USC Annenberg. She got her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include ICTs and development, political economy of global communication, China's information and communications industry, and information labor. Currently, she is examining China's efforts of economic restructuring in relation to the development of information and communication technology industries. Her first book, Labor, Class Formation, and China's Informationized Policy of Economic Development (Lexington Books, 2011), explores China's evolving class relations in the ICT sector as China has become a global ICT manufacturing powerhouse. Her peer-reviewed articles appeared in the International Journal of Communication, Javnost-The PublicChinese Journal of Communication, and Work, Organisation, Labour & Globalization. Prior to coming to USC, Yu Hong taught courses at Mulenberg College.


Academic Book:

Yu Hong (2011), Labor, Class Formation and China’s Informationized Policy of Economic Development (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books).

Refereed Journal Articles:

Yu Hong (in press), "Between Corporate Development and Public Service:  The Cultural System Reform in the Chinese Media Sector," Media, Culture & Society.

Yu Hong (2013), "Repurposing Telecoms for Capital in China: System Development and Inequality," Asian Survey, Vol. 5, Number 2, pp. 319-347. 

Yu Hong, François Bar, Zheng An (2012), “Chinese telecommunications on the threshold of convergence: Contexts, possibilities, and limitations of forging a domestic demand-based growth model,” Telecommunications Policy 36, Issue 10-11, pp. 914-928.

Yu Hong (2011), “Reading the Twelfth Five-Year Plan: China’s Communication-Driven Mode of Economic Restructuring,” International Journal of Communication (5) 2011, 1-20.

Yu Hong (2010), “Will Chinese ICT Workers Unite?—New Signs of Change in the Aftermath of the Global Economic Crisis,” in Getting the Message: Communications Workers and Global Value Chains, a special issue of Work Organization, Labour and Globalisation, edited by Catherine McKercher, Vincent Mosco and Ursula Huws, Vol. 4 (2), pp. 60-82.

Yu Hong (2010), “The Politics of Socialist Harmonious Society in the Aftermath of Neoliberalism,” in Chinese Journal of Communication, Vol. 3 (3), pp. 311-328.

Yu Hong (2008), "Distinctive Characteristics of China’s Path of ICT Development—A Critical Analysis of Chinese Developmental Strategies in Light of the Eastern Asian Model,” International Journal of Communication, 2 (2008): 456-471,

Yu Hong (2008), “Information Society with Chinese Characteristics—Discursive Construction of the Neo-industrialization Strategy in the People’s Daily,” Javnost-The Public, Vol.15 (2008), No. 3, pp. 23-38,