Yang Zhou

Yang Zhou

PhD Researcher

Department of Media and Communications

About me

Research topic

Second-generation factory Nongmingong’s use of ICTs in post-Mao China

The main concern of Yang's research project is to understand the way of life and culture forms created/experienced /lived by the supposedly more ICTs-savvy second-generation factory nongmingong in their everyday work and life that, partly as a result of the government-led  'Internet' strategy of economic and social developement, is increasingly mediated by ICTs, in post-Mao China.

Supervisor: Professor Sonia Livingstone and Dr Bingchun Meng


Before joining LSE, Yang obtained an MA in Communication at Renmin University of China in Beijing. During his two years at Renmin University, Yang was also a visiting student in Taiwan for half a year where he studied public policy, history studies and Anthropology. Following this, Yang began work with the United Nations Development Programme in China for half a year, where he came to combine his interest in new ICTs and development.

Expertise Details

labour; ethnography; ICTs; everyday life; culture