Updated on 2022/01/24

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WANG, Yi
 
Affiliation
Faculty of Political Science and Economics, School of Political Science and Economics
Job title
Assistant Professor(without tenure)

Concurrent Post

  • Affiliated organization   Global Education Center

Education

  • 2013
    -
    2018

    Waseda University   Graduate School of Political Science   PhD  

  • 2011
    -
    2013

    早稲田大学   アジア太平洋研究科   修士  

Research Experience

  • 2020
    -
    Now

    Waseda University   Faculty of Political Science and Economics   Assistant Professor

  • 2016
    -
    Now

    Temple University Japan   非常勤講師

  • 2018
    -
    2019

    The University of Manchester   社会科学部   ポスドク

  • 2014
    -
    2018

    Lakeland University Japan   非常勤講師

Professional Memberships

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    日本国際政治学会

 

Research Areas

  • International relations

  • Politics

Research Interests

  • International relations of East Asia

  • Political communication

  • Nationalism

  • Memory Politics

  • Contemporary China

Papers

  • State, market, and the manufacturing of war memory: China’s television dramas on the War of Resistance against Japan

    Yi Wang, Matthew M. Chew

    Memory Studies     175069802110243 - 175069802110243  2021.08  [Refereed]

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  • How propagames work as a part of digital authoritarianism: an analysis of a popular Chinese propagame

    Matthew Ming-Tak Chew, Yi Wang

    Media, Culture & Society     016344372110298 - 016344372110298  2021.07  [Refereed]

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    <jats:p> “Propagames,” or games with propagandistic content, have been emerging in the past two decades. They operate as a part of digital authoritarianism, together with other forms of new soft propaganda, to legitimate populist authoritarian states around the world. The contemporary democratic struggle against global authoritarian resurgence will require knowledge on how propagames and other digital propaganda work. But knowledge on propagames is seriously lacking compared to the voluminous scholarship on politically progressive, educational, and serious games. This study fills this research gap by analyzing the most popular propagame in China, Kangzhan Online (War of Resistance against Japan Online), and gamers’ reception of it. We begin with theoretical explorations of how to define propagames, how to demarcate them from other games with political content, and what role they play in digital authoritarianism. We eclectically borrow from four frameworks to analyze Kangzhan Online: the dual-process perspective, imaginary world studies, the sociology of collective memory, and the sociology of emotions. Our data include participant observation in the game for 3 months, formal interviews of 30 gamers, informal interviews with dozens of gamers, and documentary data from the official forum and the Chinese game media. The data were collected in 2009, 2010, and 2019. </jats:p>

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  • Proscribing the “Spiritually Japanese”: Nationalist Indignation, Authoritarian Responsiveness and Regime Legitimation in China Today

    Peter Gries, Yi Wang

    The China Quarterly    2021  [Refereed]

    DOI

  • ‘The Backward Will Be Beaten’: Historical Lesson, Security, and Nationalism in China

    Wang, Y.

    Journal of Contemporary China    2020  [Refereed]

    DOI

  • Contesting the past on the Chinese Internet: Han-centrism and mnemonic practices

    Wang, Y.

    Memory Studies    2019  [Refereed]

    DOI

  • Chinese media transition and news production of nationalism: the political, political economy, and cultural approaches

    Yi Wang, Matthew M. Chew

    China Media Research   12 ( 1 )  2016  [Refereed]

  • Online Cultural Conservatism and Han Ethnicism in China

    Matthew M. Chew, Yi Wang

    Asian Social Science   8 ( 7 ) 3 - 10  2012  [Refereed]

  • Reflections on National Image Studies

    Yi Wang

    Chinese Journal of Journalism & Communication   ( 1 ) 42 - 47  2011  [Refereed]

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Awards

  • 文部科学省国費奨学生

    2012  

  • 日本学生支援機構外国人留学生学習奨励費

    2011  

Research Projects

  • Apology and Reconciliation in the Age of Social Media: Reassessing China's Response to Japan's Political Apologies

    日本学術振興会  科学研究費助成事業 研究活動スタート支援

    Project Year :

    2020.09
    -
    2022.03
     

    WANG Yi

Presentations

  • State, market, and the manufacturing of war memory: the case of television dramas on the War of Resistance against Japan

    Memory Studies Association Fifth Annual Conference 

    Presentation date: 2021

  • Forgotten histories and identity politics in Chinese social media

    Memory, Accountability and Representations of the Past: An Interdisciplinary Symposium 

    Presentation date: 2021

  • Apology and reconciliation in the age of social media: reassessing China’s response to Japan’s political apologies

    International Studies Association 2021 Annual Convention 

    Presentation date: 2021

  • Realism and nationalism with Chinese characteristics: understanding Chinese foreign relations

     [Invited]

    Social Science Research Institute, International Christian University 

    Presentation date: 2021

  • The Politics of Memory and Identity: Remembering and Forgetting the ‘Century of Humiliation’ in China

     [Invited]

    Manchester China Institute Lunch Talk, The University of Manchester 

    Presentation date: 2019

  • The Backward Will Be Beaten: The Historical Lesson of the Century of Humiliation

    The 59th Annual Convention of International Studies Association (ISA) 

    Presentation date: 2018

  • China’s Foreign Policy Discourse and the New Model of Great Power Relations

    The 59th Annual Convention of International Studies Association 

    Presentation date: 2018

  • The Rise of China and Its Foreign Relations: The Constructivist Approach

     [Invited]

    The Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Talks, International Christian University 

    Presentation date: 2017

  • Collective Memory, National Identity and Nationalism: The Making and Remaking of China’s War Memory

     [Invited]

    Global Asia Workshop, Waseda University 

    Presentation date: 2017

  • The Remaking of the Century of Humiliation: Social Actors, Popular Memory and the Search for National Identity

    The International Studies Association (ISA) International Conference 

    Presentation date: 2017

  • Remembering Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism: Collective Memory of International History in Socialist China.”

    The 57th Annual Convention of International Studies Association 

    Presentation date: 2016

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Specific Research

  • Far-Right Populism and the Authoritarian State in China

    2020  

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    This research project aims to study the making of far-right populism in China at the societal level and its relations with the state. I have worked on the conceptual and theoretical framework during the research period. The research literature has explored the causes and consequences of the rise of populism (especially far-right populism) in American and European politics.&nbsp;&nbsp;However, I find that populism in China can be very different from the Western context. First, populism as a thought or ideology does exist in Chinese society, although they hardly play an independent role in politics. Second, the state itself usually employs populist discourse as a way to justify its political representativeness. This is called “official populism.” Third, due to historical reasons, the definition of “left” and “right” in the Chinese context is confusing, and their meaning has some significant differences with the West.&nbsp;&nbsp;Such preliminary findings are meaningful the future study of this topic. The future research can be more focused on 1) the official populism and/or 2) far-right popular nationalism.&nbsp;

 

Syllabus

Teaching Experience

  • International Relations Seminar: Chinese Foreign Policy

    Temple University Japan Campus  

    2018
    -
    Now
     

  • War and Peace

    Temple University Japan  

    2018
    -
    Now
     

  • China: State and Society

    Temple University Japan  

    2016
    -
    Now
     

  • Elementary Chinese

    Lakeland University Japan  

    2014
    -
    2018
     

 

Academic Activities

  • Chinese Journal of Communication

  • Memory Studies