Chang, Jiang

PhD (Tsinghua University)

Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University

[Research Interests]
Changing patterns of gender discourse in contemporary China, representation of China by Western popular media, and news production in the era of media convergence

[Biography]

Jiang CHANG, Ph.D., is currently associate professor and Ph.D. student supervisor at School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University. He holds a Ph.D. from Tsinghua University and Northwestern University on communication studies (2008), and has accomplished a postdoc research on cultural studies at University of Geneva (2016). Before joining the Tsinghua Journalism School faculty, he had been assistant professor at Journalism School of Renmin University.

He’s currently working on below topics: changing patterns of gender discourse in contemporary China, representation of China by Western popular media, and news production in the era of media convergence.

Jiang CHANG has published over 100 research papers and book chapters in both English and Chinese during the past 5 years, with representative works accepted by international peer-review journals such as International Journal of Communication, European Journal of Communication, Journal of Contemporary China, Asian Journal of Communication, Chinese Journal of Communication, and several top-tier Chinese journals as well. He also authors several books, including A History of Chinese Television: 1958-2008, The Construction of an Imagined Empire: Early History of American Cinema, and textbooks on visual communication theory and practice.

Besides being a teacher and a scholar, Jiang CHANG is also active as a cultural critic who authors several newspaper and website columns.

[Selected Publications]

Chang, J., and Ren, H. (2017). The powerful image and the imagination of power: the ‘new visual turn’ of the CPC’s propaganda strategy since its 18th National Congress in 2012. Asian Journal of Communication. DOI: 10.1080/01292986.2017.1320682. [IP: 0.638]

 

Chang, J., Ren, H., and Yang, Q. (2017). A Virtual gender Asylum? The social media profile picture, young Chinese women’s self-empowerment, and the emergence of a Chinese digital feminism. International Journal of Cultural Studies. DOI: 10.1177/1367877916682085. [IP: 0.938]

 

Chang, J., and Ren, H. (2016). Television news as political ritual: Xinwen Lianbo and China’s journalism reform within the Party-state’s orbit. Journal of Contemporary China, 25(97). [IP: 1.350]

 

Chang, J., and Ren, H. (2017). Keep silent, keep sinful: mainstream newspapers’ representation of gay men and lesbians in contemporary China. Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 24 (3). [IF: 0.330]

 

Chang J., and Ren, H. (2016). How native cultural values influence African journalists’ perception of China: in-depth interviews with journalists of Baganda descent in Uganda. Chinese Journal of Communication, 9(2). [IP: 0.562]

 

Chang, J., and Ren, H. (2016). Empowerment through craziness: the German TV series Knallerfrauen and its female viewers in China. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 19(4). [IP: 1.244]