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Brand New China

Advertising, Media, and Commercial Culture

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674047082

Publication Date: 04/10/2010

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432 pages

5-1/8 x 7-15/16 inches

12 halftones, 8 tables

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Jing Wang (1950–2021) was Professor of Chinese Media and Cultural Studies, S. C. Fang Professor of Chinese Language and Culture, and Director of the New Media Action Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, the National Humanities Center, and the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, and was a recipient of the Overseas Distinguished Professor Award given by China’s Ministry of Education. She was the Founder and Secretary General of NGO2.0, a nonprofit in China specializing in technology-driven and social media–powered activism, and was the author of Brand New China: Advertising, Media, and Commercial Culture; The Story of Stone; and High Culture Fever: Politics, Aesthetics, and Ideology in Deng’s China.

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