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Jun (Philip) Fang is a visiting assistant professor of sociology at Colby College. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University in fall 2021. As a cultural sociologist studying China’s engagement with the West, he broadly addresses how contrasting forces of nationalism and globalization shape processes of creative production. His book project, titled When China Meets Hollywood: Global Collaboration and State Intervention in a Creative Industry, is an ethnography of how Chinese conglomerates and Hollywood studios co-produce films from script to screen. His research has been published in Poetics, Qualitative Sociology, Sociological Studies, and SAGE Research Methods Foundations, and has won fellowships from the Andrew W.  Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, and the University of Chicago Ethnography Incubator. Previously, he taught in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of William & Mary and wrote culture columns for the China editions of The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Caixin Global.​

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Jun Fang & Gary Alan Fine

Qualitative Sociology, 2020

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Gary Alan Fine & Jun Fang

SAGE Research Methods Foundations, 2019


Jun Fang

Sociological Studies, 2018


Arts and Culture in East Asia

Special Issue of Journal of Chinese Sociology


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4000 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901
Department of Sociology, Colby College

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