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Paulina Hartono is a scholar of Chinese science and technology, history, and media cultures. She received her Ph.D. in History from UC Berkeley. Her most recent work focuses on the political and social history of radio in twentieth-century China, and her writing on the sonic history of the Chinese radio voice was published recently in Representations.

Her research has been supported by the D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia, Fulbright-IIE, Phi Beta Kappa, the U.S. Department of Education, and the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught classes in modern Chinese and global history, data ethics, international media, and media history and theory.

In addition, she has published in TIME and has filmed and produced videos on location in Yunnan and San Francisco Chinatown for the New York Times and the Washington Post. Her commentary and translations of writings by Chinese thinkers, netizens, and journalists can be found at China Digital Times.


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