Fan Yang joined the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication Studies in 2011. Her research and teaching interests include cultural studies and globalization, media and communication in modern and contemporary China, urbanism and urban communication, and visual culture. She is also a faculty affiliate in the Asian Studies program, and serves on the Global Studies Coordinating Committee.

Yang is the author of Faked in China: Nation Branding, Counterfeit Culture, and Globalization (Indiana University Press, 2015). Her new project, tentatively titled “Chimerica: A Transnational Cultural Production,” examines the imaginary fusion of China and America in a growing number of transnational media artifacts. Yang’s work has appeared in Theory, Culture & Society; New Media & Society; Quarterly Review of Film and Video; antiTHESIS; Flow TV; and Public.

Yang obtained her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies in 2011 from George Mason University, where she was the recipient of a High Potential Fellowship. She also holds an M.A. from Ohio State University and a B.A. from Fudan University, Shanghai.

Last Updated: September 27, 2016

Sinica Podcast


Fakes, Pirates, and Shanzhai Culture

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn & more from Sinica Podcast
Fakes, knockoffs, pirate goods, counterfeits: China is notorious as the global manufacturing center of all things ersatz. But in the first decade after the People’s Republic joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, a particular kind of knockoff...