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Guobin Yang

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 is director of the Center of Digital Culture and Society and deputy director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China. He is the author of The Wuhan Lockdown (2022), The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China (2016), and the award-winning The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online (2009). His current work focuses on digital activism and pandemic storytelling. An elected fellow of the International Communication Association, Yang serves on the editorial boards of Social Media + Society, The International Journal of Press/Politics, International Journal of Communication, Global Media and China, China Information, Chinese Journal of Sociology, and Sociological Forum, as well as on the advisory boards of Emotions and Society and Asiascape: Digital Asia.