Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Jack Qiu Linchuan (邱林川)
Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Shaw Foundation Professor of Media Technology
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I grew up in China and lived in California during my PhD studies. Before joining NTU, I was a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2004-2020) and National University of Singapore (2020-2022).
I work on issues of digital media and social change in relation to labor, class, globalization, and sustainability, especially in the contexts of Asia (e.g., Asian media conglomerates) and the Global South. I have published more than 120 research articles and chapters and 10 books in both English and Chinese including Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition (U of Illinois Press, 2016), World Factory in the Information Age (Guangxi Normal U Press, 2013), and Working-Class Network Society (MIT Press, 2009). My work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. ​
  • The Shaw Foundation Professor in Media Technology
-- C. Edwin Baker Award for the Advancement of Scholarship on Media, Markets and Democracy
-- Inspiring Mentor Award, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
-- Outstanding Service Award, CCA (Chinese Communication Association)
Fellowships & Other Recognition
-- Fellow of ICA (International Communication Association)
-- Past President of CCA (Chinese Communication Association)
-- Book Goodbye iSlave (University of Illinois Press, 2016) selected as the Highly Commended book of the year by the Global Communication & Social Change Division of ICA (International Communication Association)
-- Chinese-language book World Factory in the Information Age 信息时代的世界工厂 selected as Specially Commended book in the Shanghai Week of China Book Fair “书香中国”上海周特别推荐
Courses Taught
CS4061 Global Media Issues & Policy
CS5800 Media & Society in the Digital Age
MC6301 Communication Technology & Society