Podcast Production & Research


Since 2022, I have been co-editing and producing the Global Media & Communication podcast series with Dr. Aswin Punathambekar. It is is part of the multimodal project powered by the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.  

You can subscribe the GM&C series:

New Books Network | Spotify | Apple Podcast | RSS

Between 2016 to 2019, I co-edited and produced:

CNPolitics Podcast: Apple Podcast

CNPolitics Radio: Archive


My current research project From Radio to Podcast: Women and Sound-making in Modern China situates the contemporary emergence of Chinese women’s podcasts within an understudied history of women’s sound-making practices through various media technologies such as gramophone, film dubbing, radio, and loudspeakers since the early twentieth century. This project uses both in-depth interviews and historical archive to excavate women's underrepresented voices in China's modern history. 

In an ongoing collaborative study with Simona, a podcast host/feminist, we use both qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the crucial role played by Chinese woman podcasters in the rapidly changing podcasting ecology in China. 


Rai, Swapnil and Wang, J.  (2023). "The Sound of Protest: Bollywood’s Jimmy Jimmy and COVID unrest in China." Pop Junctions.

Wang, J. (2022). "Lockdown Sound Diaries: Podcasting and Affective Listening in the Shanghai Lockdown." Made in China Journal: 7(1): 150-61. 


"Curating Podcast Archives for Feminist Sonic Futures" (co-presenting with Katie Rawson). International Communication Association annual conference, Pref-conference on Podcasting. Toronto, Canada. May 2023.

"Lockdown Sound Diaries." Workshop on podcasting, Duke University. April 2023. 

"Small Apps, Podcasting, and Social Networks in China." Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, Denver. April 2023.

“I Love Iman: Muslim Women and Alternative Auditory Publics in Contemporary China.” Radio and Audio Area, Popular Culture & American Culture Association Conference (PCACA), virtual attendance. April, 2022.