Department of Chinese
College of Humanities
Xiamen, Fujian, China, 361005
literary studies,gender and cultural studies, Internet literature, fan fiction, cultural industries
Courses Currently Teaching
Young Adult Literature and Creative Industries; Internet Literature and Culture; Celebrities, Fans, and Popular Culture; Introduction to Cultural Studies; EAP for Graduate Students
2006-2009Capital Normal University, Beijing, PRC
Ph.D. in Literary Studies
1996-1998Illinois State University, Normal, IL, USA
M.A. in English Literature
1989-1993Xiamen University, Xiamen, PRC
B.A. in English Language and Literature
Professional Work Experience
2011-PresentAssistant Professor, Department of Chinese, Xiamen University
2009-2011Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Literary Studies, Beijing Normal University
2002-2005Lecturer, School of Foreign Languages, Huazhong University of Science and
1999-2001Legal Assistant, Law Office of Tonnie Cheng, Alhambra, CA, USA
1993-1996Assistant Teacher, School of Foreign Languages, Wuhan University
Publications in English
Maud Lavin, Ling Yang, and Jing Jamie Zhao (eds.) Boys' Love, Cosplay, and AndrogynousIdols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Hong Kong University Press（Queer Asia Series), forthcoming in 2017.
Tao Dongfeng, Yang Xiaobin, Rosemary Roberts, and Yang Ling (eds.) ChineseRevolution and Chinese Literature. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge ScholarsPublishing, 2009.
Ling Yang, Platforms, Practices, and Politics: A Snapshot of Networked Fan Communities in China, in Gerard Goggin and Mark McLelland,eds.The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories. Routledge, forthcoming.
Ling Yang and Yanrui Xu,Chinese DanmeiFandom and Cultural Globalization from Below,inMaud Lavin, Ling Yang, and Jamie Jing Zhao, eds. Boys' Love, Cosplay, and AndrogynousIdols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.Hong Kong University Press,forthcoming.
Ling Yang, “'The World of Grand Union': EngenderingTrans/nationalism Via Boys’ Love in
Chinese Online Hetalia Fandom, in Maud Lavin, Ling Yang, and Jamie Jing Zhao, eds. Boys' Love, Cosplay, and AndrogynousIdols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.Hong Kong University Press,forthcoming.
Ling Yang and Yanrui Xu, “'The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name': The Fate of Chinese Danmei Communities in the 2014 Anti-porn Campaign, in Mark McLelland,ed.The End of Cool Japan? Ethical, Legal, and Cultural Challenges to Japanese Popular Culture. Routledge, forthcoming.
Ling Yang and Yanrui Xu, “Queer Texts, Gendered Imagination, and Popular Feminism in Contemporary Chinese Web Literature,” in Elisabeth L. Engebretsen, Will Schroeder, and Hongwei Bao, eds.Queer/Tongzhi China: New Perspectives on Research, Activism, and Media Cultures. Copenhagen: NIAS Press (Gendering Asia Series), 2015, pp.131-52.
Ling Yang, “Reality Talent Shows in China: Transnational Format, Affective Engagement, and the Chinese Dream,” in Laurie Ouellette, ed. A Companion to Reality Television. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, pp. 516-40.
Ling Yang and Yanrui Xu, Danmei, Xianqing, and the Making of a Queer Online Public
Sphere in China,Communication and the Public,1.2, 2016, pp. 251-56.
Ling Yang, “Pop Convergence: Transnational Cultural Flows, State Control, and Cultural
diversity in Contemporary China,” translated into German and published as “Annäherung
Durch Pop. Kulturimporte, Staatliche Kontrolle und Kulturelle Vielfalt in China,” POP.
Kultur & Kritik, Heft 3, Herbst, 2013, pp. 132-55. The English version is published on the
Yanrui Xu and Ling Yang, “Forbidden Love: Incest, Generational Conflict, and the Erotics of Power in Chinese BL Fiction,”Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 4.1, 2013, pp. 30-43.
Ling Yang and Hongwei Bao, “Queerly Intimate: Friends, Fans and Affective Communication in a Super Girl Fan Fiction Community,” Cultural Studies, 26.6, 2012, pp. 842-71.
Ling Yang, “All for Love: The Corn Fandom, Prosumers, and the Chinese Way of Creating a Super Star,” International Journal of Cultural Studies, 12.5, 2009, pp. 527-43.
Publications in Chinese
Ling Yang andTaoDongfeng (eds.and trans.) Celebrity Studies: A Reader, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2013.
Ling Yang, Entertaining the Transitional Era: Super Girl Fandoms and Popular Cultural Consumption in Contemporary China, Beijing: China Social Sciences Press, 2012.
Zhao Yong and Ling Yang (eds.) New Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture, Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press, 2011.
Tao Dongfeng and Ling Yang(eds.and trans.) Fan Cultures: A Reader,Beijing: Peking University Press, 2009.
Ling Yang, “Netspeak and Internet Literature” and “Young Adult Fiction and Visual Culture,” in Zhao Yong and Wei Ying, eds.A Textbook of Literature and Popular Culture, Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press, forthcoming.
Ling Yang, “Popular Culture and Fan Culture,” in Zhao Yong and Ling Yang, eds.New Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture, Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press, 2011, pp. 314-52.
Ling Yang and Yanrui Xu, Cultural Governance and Communal Autonomy: The Case of Online Chinese Danmei Community,Exploration and Free Views (Tansuo yu Zhengming), No.3, 2016, pp. 66-69.
Ling Yang, Tiny Times, or 'Her Times': The Gendered Structure of Feeling in New-Era China,China Media Report (Zhongguo Chuanmei Baogao), No.1, 2016, pp. 52-59.
Ling Yang, The Three Faces of Fan Economics,China Youth Studies (Zhongguo Qingnian Yanjiu), No.11, 2015, pp. 12-16.
Yanrui Xu and Ling Yang, Erotics Desires and Gender/Sexuality Politics in Chinese Boys' Love (BL) Fiction,Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies (Taiwan Shehui Yanjiu Jikan), No. 100, 2015, pp. 91-121.
Yanrui Xu and Ling Yang, Rotten Women 'Rotting' Man: Boys' Love, Rotten Culture and the Re-making of Masculinities in Transnational Cultural Flows,Cultural Studies (Wenhua Yanjiu),No. 20, 2014, pp. 3-25.
Ling Yang and Yanrui Xu, Queer Texts and Gendered Imaginations in Online Female Writings,Cultural Studies (Wenhua Yanjiu),No. 19, 2014, pp.166-79.
Ling Yang, Cynicism, Kitsch, and Self-Discipline: A Comparative Study of the Literary Text of Tiny Times and Its Film Adaptation,Fujian Arts (Fujian Yishu), No.1, 2014,62-66.
Ling Yang, “Experience Economy and the Paradigm Shift in the Studies of Internet Literature,” Literature and Art Studies (Wenyi Yanjiu) No. 12, 2013, pp. 25-33.
Ling Yang, “Power, Capital, and Creative Cluster: Star Authors in Contemporary Cultural Field, A Case Study of Guo Jinming and Zui Author Group,” Cultural Studies (Wenhua Yanjiu) No. 12, 2012, pp. 3-23.
Ling Yang, “Media, Audience, and Power: An Introduction to Henry Jenkins’s Theory of ‘Convergence Culture’,” Journal of Shanxi University (Shanxi Daxue Xuebao), 34.4, 2011, pp. 64-70.
Ling Yang, “Fan Studies in the Perspective of Western Consumption Theories,”Yangtze River Academic(Changjiang Xueshu), No. 1, 2011, pp.29-38.
Ling Yang, “Contemporary Literature, Creative Industries, and the Future of Literary Studies: A Case Study of Young Adult Fiction,” Debates on Literature and Art (Wenyi Zhengming), No. 9, 2010, pp. 124-30.
Ling Yang, “Articulate: A Reflection on the Positions and Methodologies of Indigenous Cultural Studies,” Studies in Culture & Art (Wenhua Yishu Yanjiu), No. 3, 2010, pp.13-19.
Ling Yang, “The ‘Queered’ Romance: Super Girl Fan Fiction, Female Desire, and Feminism,” Cultural Studies (Wenhua Yanjiu) Vol. 9, 2010, pp. 214-27.
Ling Yang, “Fans, Affective Economy and New Media: Preliminary Explorations of the Transformation of Contemporary Media-Entertainment Industry,” Social Science Front (Shehui Kexue Zhanxian), No. 7, 2009, pp. 173-77.
Ling Yang, “Fan Fiction and Dōjinshi: When West Meets East,” Journal of Jining University
(Jining Xueyuan Xuebao), 30.1, 2009, pp. 46-51.
Ling Yang, Hannah Arendt and Feminism: An Unfinished Dialogue, Journal of Jining
University (Jining Xueyuan Xuebao), 30.5, 2009, pp. 48-53.
Ling Yang, On the Paradigm Shift from Literary Studies to Cultural Studies,Journal of
Capital Normal University (Shoudu Shifan Daxue Xeubao), No. 5, 2008, pp. 109-17.
Ling Yang,The Allegory of Border Crossing: A Comparative Reading of the Interracial Love
Narrative in Marguerite Duras’s L'Amour and Wei Hui’s Shanghai Babe,Zhejiang Academic
Journal (Zhejiang Xuekan), No. 1, 2008, pp. 85-91.
Ling Yang,Double-faced Embroidery: A Textual Analysis of the Works of Wang Xiaobo,
Chinese Feminism (Zhongguo Nüxing Zhuyi), Vol. 4, Summer, 2005, pp. 155-74.
Conference Presentations in English
Ling Yang, “Networked Fan Communities in China: Platforms, Practices, and Politics,” presented at The Eleventh Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong, Kobe University, Japan, April 2-3, 2016.
Ling Yang, “Chinese DanmeiFandom and Cultural Globalization from Below” (co-authored with Yanrui Xu), presented at The Second Global Creative Industries Conference, Kobe University, Japan, March 31-April 1, 2016.
Jing Jamie Zhao and Ling Yang, “Transient Queerness and Spectacular Misogyny on Chinese TV: Female Gender and Sexuality in Your Face Sounds Familiar and the 2015 Spring Festival Gala,” presented at 2015 AAS-in-Asia Conference, Taipei, June 22-24, 2015.
Ling Yang, “Boys’ Love and Affective Globalization,” presented at Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now International Conference, Monash Asia Institute & Asian Cultural & Media Studies Research Cluster, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, November 6-7, 2014.
Ling Yang,“A Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name Aloud: Chinese Boys’ Love Fandom in the 2014 ‘Cleaning the Web’ Campaign,”presented at Manga Futures 6th International Scholarly Conference, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, October 31- November 2, 2014.
Ling Yang, “Passion, Profit, and Censorship: The Production and Distribution of Boys’ Love (BL) Manga in China,presented at Modern Women and Their Comics: Changing Local Identities from the 1960s to the 2000s, Women’s MANGA Research Project & Hong Kong Arts Centre Joint International Symposium, Hong Kong, March 22-24, 2014.
Ling Yang, “Pop Convergence: Transnational Cultural Flows, State Control, and Cultural diversity in Contemporary China.”presented at The International Forum of East Asian Anthropological Association. Xiamen University, Xiamen, November 15-17, 2013.
Ling Yang and Yanrui Xu, “‘Rotten Women’ ‘Rotting’ Men: Transnational Subculture and the Transformation of Chinese Cultural Industries,”presented atIACS Society Conference 2013, National University of Singapore, Singapore, July 3-5, 2013.
Ling Yang, “Reality Talent Shows in China: Transnational Format, Affective Engagement, and the Chinese Dream.”presented atThe 9th International Conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, July 2-6, 2012.
Ling Yang, “Imagine: Gender, Genre, and Popular Feminism in Contemporary Chinese Web Literature.”presented atThe 4th Sino-Nordic Gender and Women’s Studies Conference, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, October 25-27, 2011.
Ling Yang, “The World of Grand Union: Engendering Trans/nationalism with BL in Chinese Hetalia Fandom.”presented atGlocal Polemics of “BL” (Boys Love): Production, Circulation, and Censorship, Oita University, Oita, Japan, January 22-23, 2011.
Ling Yang and Hongwei Bao, “Queerly Intimate: Fandom, Friendship, and Affective Communication in Super Girl GL Fanfic Community,”presented atThe 2010 Crossroads for Cultural Studies Conference, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, June 17-21, 2010.
Conference Presentations in Chinese
Ling Yang, Fan Economics and Online Boys' Love Fandom, presented at Seminar onCultural Perspectives of Internet Literature, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, October 17,2015
Ling Yang, Material Images, Consumer Experience, and Identity Construction in Contemporary Youth Culture,presented at Material Culture and Changes in Contemporary Daily Life, Capital Normal University, Beijing, May 22-24, 2015.
Ling Yang and Yanrui Xu, Censorship and Discursive Battlegrounds: Online Boys' Love Fandom in the 2014 'Cleaning the Web' Campaign, presented at New Perspectives of Art Studies in the Age of New Media, Xiamen University, Xiamen, November 29-30, 2014.
Yanrui Xu andLing Yang, Online Activities of Women's Writing and Reading Communities on the Internet, presented at Culture and Arts in the Micro Age, Capital Normal University, Beijing, May 8-9, 2014.
Yanrui Xu and Ling Yang, Pornography With A Difference: Erotics Desires and Gender/Sexuality Politics in Chinese Boys' Love (BL) Fiction, presented at The 2014 Annual Conference of Cultural Studies Association, Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan, January 4-5, 2014.
Ling Yang, The Experience Economy of Contemporary Literature: From Postmodern Classics to the Infinitive School of Internet Literature, presented at The 10th Annual Conference of China Association for Literary and Art Theories, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, August 15-18, 2013.
Ling Yang, Confrontational Pedagogy and Gender Issues in Literature Classroom, presented at Practices and Challenges of Gender Diversity, Graduate Institute for Gender Studies, Shih Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan, December 28, 2012.
Ling Yang, The End of Critique?: The Cultural Industry Approach to Literary Studies, presented at Reflections on A Century of Academic Studies of Literary Theory, Center for Literary Studies, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, November 9-11, 2012.
Ling Yang, From 'Body Writings' to Boys' Love: Gender, Voyeurism, and Power in Contemporary Literature, The 10th International Conference on Women's Literature, Xiamen University, Xiamen, December 19-22, 2011.
Ling Yang, Entertainment, Politics, and Citizenship: An Alternative Observation of Contemporary Popular Culture, presented at The First National Young Scholars Forum in Literary and Aesthetic Studies, Capital Normal University, Beijing, September 18-19, 2010.
Ling Yang, “Articulate: A Reflection on the Positions and Methodologies of Indigenous Cultural Studies, presented at Sociological Perspectives of Literary and Art Studies Young Scholars Forum, China Association for Literary and Art Theories, Hangzhou, August 3-6, 2010.
Ling Yang, “The ‘Queered’ Romance: Super Girl Fan Fiction, Female Desire, and Women's Writing Community Online,” Youth Literature Conference, Taiwan Wenhsun Magazine, Taipei, November 29-30, 2008.
Ling Yang, 'A Button in the Wrong Hole'?: On the Paradigm Shift from Literary Studies to Cultural Studies,The Second International Conference for Graduate Students of Chinese Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, April 28-30, 2008.
Charles E. Bressler, Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, Chapter 1,
China Renmin University Press, 2015.
Jacques Derrida, Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences, in
Charles E. Bressler, Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, China
Renmin University Press, 2015.
Camille Bacon-Smith, Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular
Myth, Chapter 10, Cultural Studies (Wenhua Yanjiu) No. 9, 2010.
Henry Jenkins, Textual Poachers: Television Fans & Participatory Culture, Introduction, in
Fan Cultures: A Reader,Beijing: Peking University Press, 2009.
Henry Jenkins, Quentin Tarantino's Star Wars?:Digital Cinema, Media Convergence, and
ParticipatoryCulture, in Fan Cultures: A Reader,Beijing: Peking University Press, 2009.
Joli Jenson, Fandom as Pathology: The Consequences of Characterization,in Fan Cultures:
A Reader, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2009.
Matt Hills, Fan Cultures, Chapter 1, in Fan Cultures: A Reader, Beijing: Peking University
Cornell Sandvoss, Fans: The Mirror of Consumption, Chapter 4, in Fan Cultures: A Reader,
Beijing: Peking University Press, 2009.
Mike Featherstone and Couze Venn, Problematizing Global Knowledge and the New
Encyclopaedia Project,Marxism and Reality (Makesizhuyi yu Xianshi) No. 2, 2007.
Mark Poster, Hardt and Negri’s Information Empire: A Critical Response,Cultural Studies
(Wenhua Yanjiu) No. 6, 2006.
Jodi Dean, Communicative Capitalism: Circulation and The Foreclosure of Politics.
Cultural Studies (Wenhua Yanjiu) No. 6, 2006.
The Culture and Economy of Internet Celebrity,People's Daily (Renmin Ribao), June 28, 2016.
Invited Talks and Media Interviews
The 35th Annual Edition of Portrait (Renwu Sanshiwu Zhounian Tekan), November 2015, on China's top young idol Lu Han and his fandom, pp.58-65.
Southeast Express (Dongnan Kuaibao), August 2014, on films adapted from youth fiction, http://digi.dnkb.com.cn/dnkb/html/2014-08/04/content_335464.htm.
China Daily, July 2014, on Chinese BL fans, http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/language_tips/news/2014-07/04/content_17647223.htm.
International New York Times, May 2014, on Chinese BL fans, http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/21/why-many-young-chinese-women-are-writing-gay-male-erotica/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0.
Xiamen University Library, “Cultural Forum” Lecture Series, December 2013, lecture entitled “Boys’ Love in Transnational Cultural Flows: from Gender Politics to World Imaginings”, http://xm.ifeng.com/wenhuajiangtang/detail_2013_12/03/1540695_0.shtml.
The Beijing News (Xinjing Bao), December 2013, on Chinese fans of the Korean Wave, http://media.people.com.cn/n/2013/1206/c40606-23762044-2.html.
Xiamen Youth Cultural Society, Sohu.com, March 2013, talk on young adult literature, http://club.xm.sohu.com/zz2267/thread/1c0xn133q1i.
Southern Metropolis Entertainment Weekly (Nandu Yule Zhoukan), November 2012, on Chinese celebrity fandoms, http://www.smweekly.com/review/201211/31638.aspx.
Chinese Arts News (Zhongguo Yishu Bao), July 2012, on Chinese fan cultures, http://www.cflac.org.cn/zgysb/dz/ysb/history/20120716/index.htm?page=/page_9/201207/t20120716_141477.htm&pagenum=9.
Oriental Outlook (Liaowang Dongfang Zhoukan), February 2012, on the fan economy, http://news.sohu.com/20120227/n336022545.shtml.
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen, October 2011, panel with Hongwei Bao and Elisabeth L. Engebretsen, presentation entitled “Imagine: Gender, Genre, and Popular Feminism in Contemporary Chinese Web Literature.”
College of Literature, Beijing Normal University, May 2011, guest lecture entitled “Reflections on the Industrial Turn of Contemporary Literature: The Case of Young Adult Literature.”
Southern Weekly (Nanfang Zhoumo), April 2011, on youth culture, http://www.infzm.com/content/58005.
Yufeng Women’s Bookstore, Beijing, September 2009, presentation entitled “The Politics of Voyeurism: Problems and Hopes in Women’s ‘Body Writing.’”
Graduate Students’ Union, Capital Normal University, May 2008, lecture entitled “Fan Studies and Cultural Consumption”
August 2015-May 2017, A Study of the Industrial Turn of New Century Literature and the Rejuvenation of Literary Theory, Social Science Funds of Fujian Province, principal investigator, RMB 15,000.
January 2015-December 2017, A Study of the Industrial Turn of New Century Literature, The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, principal investigator, RMB 150,000.
April 2013-September 2014, “Chinese Boys’ Love Fiction and Alternative Transnational Cultural Flows in East Asia,” Fiscal 2012 Grant for Japan-Related Research Projects, The Sumitomo Foundation, principal investigator, JPY650,000.