(Lawrence Zi-Qiao Yang 楊子樵)
Lawrence Zi-Qiao Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Yang Ming-Chiao Tung University. Previously a Research Fellow at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, Yang received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley with certificates in Film & Media Studies and Critical Theory. His research focuses on propaganda media industries and aesthetics in modern China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. His broader research interests cover war and militarism, theories of materialism, and the intersecting industrial-technological histories of cinema, architecture, and urban infrastructure. At NCTU, he is developing a new project on China’s Belt and Road Initiative propaganda and its influences on the media production of South East Asia after the 2010s. Yang is currently completing a book manuscript titled Speculative Statecraft: Logistical Media and the Culture of Chinese Cold War.