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Having taught at the Annenberg School for Communication at University of Southern California for six plus years, Yu Hong joined Zhejiang University as a “100-Talents Program” Young Professor (Level A) in fall 2017.  Yu Hong serves as the Book Review Editor for Global Media and Communication from 2016 and joins the Editorial Advisory Board for Chinese Journal of Communication from 2018. In addition, in 2017 she was elected member of the executive board for the Global Communication and Social Change division within the International Communication Association. Yu Hong got her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on ICT development, Internet and media policy, and digital capitalism, with a regional focus on China. Coming of age in the 1990s in China, Yu Hong is always intrigued by the drastic transformation that the country and its political economy have gone through. Her training in Communication then sensitized her towards seeing China as a fascinating case where network-enabled digitization processes play a central role in the country’s internal reform and global rise. Blending the two sentiments, her work ultimately grappled with a complex issue, that is, the nature and direction of China’s information age, digital economy, and network society.