Elaine Yuan

Assistant Professor
Communication Department
University of Illinois at Chicago

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Elaine J. Yuan (Ph.D. Northwestern University) is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include social and political implications of the new media in China, media convergence, and audience fragmentation and polarization. Currently she is researching issues of online community, privacy, online journalism within comparative cultural and multiple modernity frameworks. Her recent publications include a variety of topics in these areas, such as online discourse practices on the Chinese Internet and the structuration of China’s national television market in Asian Journal of Communication and the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.