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Paulina Hartono is a scholar of Chinese science and technology, history, and media cultures. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is completing a dissertation on the political and social history of radio in twentieth-century China. Her research on the sonic history and symbolic authority of the Communist Chinese radio voice was published in the Summer 2020 issue of 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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