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Dr Yanling Yang

Lecturer in Languages & Communications

Dr. Yanling Yang received her PhD at the University of Leeds in 2017. Prior to joining the University of Exeter in 2021, she worked as a journalist, digital media project manager, researcher and lecturer both in the UK and China. 

 

Dr. Yanling Yang is the PI for the research project ‘Film co-production as soft power between the UK and China’ funded by the Leverhulme Trust.  This research explores the role of film co-productions in promoting soft power, which means a nation’s ability to achieve goals through attraction. Some of the outputs from the project are: two journal articles with Translational Screens and The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, a special issue on ‘Critical Trends in Transitional Cinema: inter-Asian projects and exchanges’, and a book with Routledge South and East Asian Cinemas Across Borders: Critical Trends in Transnational Cinema.

 

Her current project focuses on a monograph for Routledge ‘Making film with China’ as well as essays exploring further the policy and practice of transnational screens.

 

She is a member of International Association for Media and Communication Research and the International Communication Association. She also serves as a reviewer for several International conferences and peer-reviewed journals including Pacific Affairs and the International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning.

Research interests

Her research interests include film studies, media and creative industries, international communications. She is particularly interested in the transnational screens, soft power and film co-production. She has published in these areas and has been invited to participate in film festivals and symposia in Europe, the USA and China. 

 

Research supervision

Yanling welcomes PhD research projects on a range of areas in film studies, transnational screens, digital media, soft power, and international communications.

 

Current PhD student:

Shuo Liu, 'Re-Imagining Village life: Slow Television and Changing Attitudes to the Chinese Countryside' (co-supervision), Institute of Media and Creative Industries, Loughborough University London