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PERSONAL INFORMATION

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David Feng, born in 1982 in Beijing, China; Swiss citizen.
Fluent in English; proficient in German, French, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese
Some or basic understanding of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Rumantsch Grischun, and Latin (only very elementary knowledge for last two languages)
Communication University of China, Dingfuzhuang, Chaoyang, Beijing
Email for academic purposes


CURRENT ACADEMIC INVOLVEMENTS

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October 2016 –
Communication University of China
Associate Professor of Communication / Media

May 2016 –
CCPN (China in Comparative Perspective Network Global, an affiliate member of The Academy of Social Sciences, UK)
Associate Researcher

Beginning August 2014
China Media Centre, University of Westminster, London, UK
Undertaking research (after obtaining PhD) centred on media in China and, in particular, social media in China; also some teaching
Current research: Comparative Analysis on Social Media Perceptions, Pre-Assumptions, and Uses Amongst Chinese and Foreigners

Involvement as Part of Commitment:

  • Involved in developing and refining social media content for the China Media Centre on Twitter, with full official delivery of content to begin on 01 September 2015.
  • Involved in organising and chairing seminars for the China Media Centre for Academic Year 2015–2016.

September 2012 – September 2016
Communication University of China
Academic research and lecturing (Foreign Science, Education, Culture, and Medical Expert)


EDUCATION

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September 2009 – July 2012
DA (PhD) in Communication at the Communication University of China, Beijing, China
Participated in the Joint Summer School, 2010, The Politics and Economics of Media Convergence
Dissertation centred on government regulatory challenges with regard to social media

September 2004 – July 2007
MA in Linguistics at the Communication University of China, Beijing, China
Thesis centred on prime-time TV programmes in China and other countries in Asia and Europe

September 2000 – June 2004
BEc in Economics (International Finance) at University of International Business & Economics, Beijing, China

High school and primary education in international schools in Switzerland
IGCSE diploma and AP credits in US history, International English, and German


TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

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Students from a total of 42 nationalities were taught. These included students from Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Specific teaching duties are as below:

China’s Media and the Emerging World Order (2015-2016)
Module co-leader along with Prof H de Burgh
For all Master’s Degree students at University of Westminster; since January 2015

Study Skills (2014)
Module leader
For all Master’s Degree students (in particular non-UK students), University of Westminster; late 2014

China Media Analysis (2013-2014)
Lecturer
For all postgraduate international students at School of Journalism, Hebei University; 2013–2014

Theories of Communication (2013)
Lecturer
For international students (International Master of International Communications), Communication University of China; autumn 2013
Lessons presented included a special lecture on social media in China, and a separate one on Media Matters! The Role of Media in the Information Society.

Media: Introduction and Theory; and Mass Communication (2012-2014)
Lecturer
For all Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degree students at International School, Communication University of China; since 2012

Academic English / English Language and Culture (2012-2014)
Lecturer
For all Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degree students at International School, Communication University of China; since 2012; and for all faculty of TV School (same university), 2012–2013

World Culture (2012-2014)
Lecturer
For all Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degree students at International School, Communication University of China; since 2012

Selected extra responsibilities in addition to current Academic Involvements

Communication & English (2013)
Visiting Teacher
Renmin University of China, Beijing, China; May 2013

English & World Culture (2012-2014)
Foreign Expert
Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Other teaching in English intermittently in 2000 – 2004 and 2007. Taught or assisted in teaching of students from primary school through to postgraduate courses; also in Adult Education, and to university faculty. Has taught in private one-to-one lessons and for the China Rail. Was high-level translator and English instructor at Beijing Planning and Exhibition Hall (April 2008 – March 2009). Authored book on “Chinglish” in 2011.


SELECTED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS (INCLUDING JOURNAL ARTICLES)

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The Digitisation (“Mediatisation”) of Chinese New Year (2015)
China Media Centre web site. English. United Kingdom.


Trends and Development of China’s Social Media
Part of New Media Industries Frontiers (2013), edited by Hu Zhengrong et al, December 2013. Chinese. China.


The Structure and Operations of Switzerland’s Swissinfo (2012)
Media, Vol 4 (2012). Chinese. China.


On the Development of German Audiobooks (2012)
Information on Publication, Vol 1, May 2012. Chinese. China.


Managing Social Media in a Developing Human-Centred City (2012)
Urban Studies, March 2012. Chinese. China.


ACADEMIC CONFERENCES
These include the submission and / or publication of papers for the conference.

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China and the Changing Geopolitics of Global Communication (2016)
Presented paper and talk, Asserting Internet Sovereignty: Examining Internet Governance on China’s Terms and its Challenges, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom.

China and the Changing Geopolitics of Global Communication (2016)
Chair, Cultures of Communication seminar (panelists: Prof J Q Antunes, Ms Wang Xinyuan, Mr Gao Bowen, Dr Zeng Jinhan), University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom.

Transculturality and New Global Governance, 2nd Global China Dialogue (2015)
Speaker, Urbanisation and the Fabric of China’s Internet; Discussant, Civilised Dialogue – Transcultural and Comparative panel; Member of organisational team, held at the British Academy, London, United Kingdom.

Chinese Media and Cultural Studies: Consumption, Content and Crisis, First Annual Conference, UK-China Media and Cultural Studies Association (2015)
Presented paper and talk on mediatised political messages in China focused on New Year Addresses delivered by presidents Jiang, Hu and Xi, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

ALSO Opportunities in China Workshop (with Shanghai Media Group) (2015)
Member of organising team, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom.


ACADEMIC TALKS / PRESENTATIONS / SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS

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Jiangsu Satellite TV Who’s Still Standing? European Top Universities Competitor Recruitment Event (2016)
Invited panelist. Chaired by Mr H Li. 30 April 2016, Crowne Plaza The City, London, United Kingdom.

Part of a panel with Mr R Li (formerly BBC), Mr S Bond (UK China Independent Television, China International Arts and Culture Company), Mr N Tanner, (Passion Distribution in Tinopolis Group), Mr D Flynn (Youngest Media)

This event was organised by the Jiangsu Television and Nouvelles d’Europe

24 February 2016 Seminar of the China Media Centre (2016)
Chair, Web Literature and World Literature seminar (speaker: Prof M Hockx), University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom.

02 December 2015 Seminar of the China Media Centre (2015)
Chair, “Just Write What You’ve Seen”: The BBC and its China Coverage seminar (speaker: Mr V Ni), University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom.

Qiushi training course, London (2015)
Concluding discussion panel chaired by Prof H de Burgh.
Invited panelist. 21 May 2015, China Media Centre, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom.

Under the Dome: It Made People Think About the Environment: Beyond the Clip: Social Issues, Media Literacy, Education, and Tolerance of Viewpoint Diversity (2015)
Presented and published online dialogue. April 2015, China Development Society, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom.

This event was organised by the China Development Society of the London School of Economics and Political Science (Student Union) and took place as an arranged presentation online.

Invisible Censorship in China (2015)
Invited lecturer and panelist. Chaired by Prof C Beckett. 04 February 2015, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom.

Part of a panel with Prof H de Burgh, China Media Centre, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, as well as chair.

This event was organised by the China Development Society of the London School of Economics and Political Science (Student Union)

Social Media in China Over the Past Decade (2014)
Speaker. Chaired by Dr P Dwyer, China Media Centre, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Social media / China media-related talks as part of Theories of Communication module for International Media MA students (2013)
Lecturer. Communication University of China, Beijing, China
These series of talks were separate from main teaching duties.

Comparison of Chinese, Swiss, and International TV News Shows (2009, 2010)
Lesson Speaker. Communication University of China, Beijing, China

Related | TEDxGuangzhou: The Twitter Story (2009)
Speaker. Also: A talk which involved and included the use (on the go) of social media, amongst other topics, was, in addition, delivered at the Ignite Beijing conference in early 2010.


MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

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October 2016 –
International Communication Association
Member


PROFESSIONAL PARTICIPATION IN AREAS PERTINENT TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH

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31 October 2015
Active in preparing and hosting Beautiful Hebei exhibition, an event co-organised with the University of Westminster and China Media Centre (and others)
Event host, translator, part of planning and organisation team

Spring 2014
Active in preparing and hosting Inaugural Sino-British TV Programme Innovation Management Summit
Event host, key translator, part of planning, organisation, and reception team

January 2008 – July 2014
Co-host, guest host, regular guest, Radio Beijing (English-speaking channel)
(2008 and 2009: Travel Bar; 2010 and 2011: Auto show; 2012 and 2013: English & cultures; 2014: recording audiovisual shows)

Since late 2007
Technology & social media blogger on: “blognation” China (2007); techblog86 (2008–)
In addition, tech blogging with CNReviews (2008–2009) and Penn Olsen / Tech in Asia (2011-2012)

Also | Extensive experience as multilingual live presenter / guest on all major radio stations in China (university radio, Zhangjiakou local radio, China National Radio, and China Radio International); frequently referenced by the BBC World Service; part of Chinese Blogger Conference, 2007–’08; spoke in 2008.