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Yu Hong
Assistant Professor


Communication Management Program
Communication Ph.D Program

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ICT and Development; Chinese Information and Communication Industries; Public Policy; Global Digital Economy; Political Economy of the Internet

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 areas include ICTs and development, political economy of global communication, China's information and communications industry, information labor, and information society theories.

Her first book, Labor, Class Formation, and China's Informationized Policy of Economic Development (2011), explores China's evolving class relations in the ICT sector as China has become a global ICT manufacturing powerhouse. 

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Her peer-reviewed articles appeared in Global Media and Communication, Media, Culture & Society, Asian Survey, Telecommunications Policy, International Journal of Communication, Javnost-The Public, Chinese Journal of Communication, and Work, Organisation, Labour & Globalization. She also published in a variety of edited volumes including The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media (2015) and Chinese Media (Routledge, 2013). 

She is completing a second book titled Networking the Nation: Communication and Economic Restructuring in China (under contract with the University of Illinois Press).

Course Titles

COMM560 Critical Approaches to Global Media and Communication 

CMGT 580 Chinese Media and Society

COMM414 Communication and Social Change in China