After having taught at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California for six years, Yu Hong joined Zhejiang University as a lecturer on the “100-Talents Program” in the autumn of 2017, and is deputy director the ZJU Research Centre. Yu Hong got her PhD in Communication from Illinois University at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on ICT development, Internet and media policy and digital capitalism, with a regional focus on China. Yu Hong is in charge of literary criticism for the Global Media and Communication and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Chinese Journal of Communication. She is also the author of two books, including Networking China: The Digital Transformation of Chinese Economy (U of I Press, 2017).