PhD Candidiate, UPenn

Kecheng FANG (方可成) is pursuing his PhD degree at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include political communication and journalism, mainly in the Chinese context.

Before coming to the U.S., Kecheng worked as a political journalist at Southern Weekly (南方周末) for three years. He has appeared in media including BBC, Foreign Policy, Politico, Al Jazeera, and Radio Netherlands Worldwide, commenting on issues related to news media and Chinese politics.

Kecheng is also a long-time and active Internet writer and observer, a "best blogger" nominated by Deutsche Welle. In 2011, he founded, an independent website committed to introducing academic studies on Chinese politics to the Chinese public. He is also a senior editor and social media chief of the Oriental History Review (东方历史评论) magazine.

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