Scholarly and Professional Activities

Major Refereed Publications:

Yong Tang, “ ‘Laws Are A Big Bell…It Will Never Ring Itself!’ Journalistic Role in China’s First Freedom of Information Law,” Journal of Media Law and Ethics [accepted pending revisions].

Yong Tang, “For Whose Eyes Only? China’s Journalistic Internal Reference System, and Its Legal and Political Implications,” Journal of Information Policy [accepted pending revisions].

Tessa M. Pfafman, Christopher J. Carpenter & Yong Tang, “The Politics of Racism: Constructions of African Immigrants in China on ChinaSMACK,” Communication, Culture and Critique [doi:10.1111/cccr.12098].

Yong Tang, “Feeling for Rocks while Crossing the River”: Analysis of the Statutory Language of China’s First Freedom of Information Law,” Journal of Information Policy, 4: 342-376 (2014).

Yong Tang, “Journalistic Right in the ‘First Rough Draft of History:’ A Comparative Study of News Copyright in the United States and the People’s Republic of China,” Chinese Journal of Communication, 6 (1): 24-44 (2013).

Yong Tang, “Avatar: A Marxist Saga on the Far Distant Planet,” tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, 9 (2): 654-664 (2011).

Yong Tang & Yuqiang Zhang, “The Use of Mainstream News Media as Soft Power for Achieving U.S. Foreign Policy Goals,” Journal of Modern Communication, 5: 127-128 (2005) [published in Chinese].

Major Journalistic Publications:

Tang, Face-to-Face Dialogues with U.S. Political and Business Leaders, vol. 1 of America in the Eyes of Yong Tang (Beijing, China: People’s Daily Press, May 2014) [published in Chinese]

Yong Tang, One-on-One Conversations with U.S. Cultural and Educational Elites, vol. 2 of America in the Eyes of Yong Tang (Beijing, China: People’s Daily Press, May 2014) [published in Chinese]

Yong Tang, Stories behind Stories, vol. 3 of America in the Eyes of Yong Tang (Beijing, China: People’s Daily Press, May 2014) [published in Chinese]

Yong Tang, Places Where News Breaks, vol. 4 of America in the Eyes of Yong Tang (Beijing, China: People’s Daily Press, May 2014) [published in Chinese]

Major Refereed Conference Papers:

Yong Tang, “Defaming Officials and Celebrities: Evolution of Libel Law and the SULLIVAN Impact in China,” accepted for presentation at the 2017 International Communication Association annual convention, San Diego, California.

Yong Tang, “Merely Window Dressing? Accomplishments and Challenges in Enforcing China’s First Freedom of Information Law,” presented at the 2016 International Communication Association annual convention, Fukuoka, Japan.

Yong Tang, Xue Dou & Mary Beth Oliver, “Harmonious Middle Kingdom and Dangerous Beautiful Country? Exploring Cultivation Effects of CCTV and US Television Programs on Chinese Viewers,” presented at the 2014 National Communication Association annual convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Yong Tang, “Journalistic Role in Chinese Freedom of Information,” presented at the 2013 International Communication Association annual convention, London, United Kingdom.

Yong Tang, “Journalistic Internal Reference: Exemption from China’s Freedom of Information Law,” presented at the 2013 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Tampa, Florida.

Yong Tang, “Feeling for Rocks while Crossing the River”: Analysis of The Statutory Language of China’s First Freedom of Information Law,” presented at the 2013 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Tampa, Florida.

Yong Tang, “Secrecy and Transparency of the Chinese Government: A Historical Perspective,” presented at the 2012 AEJMC annual convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Yong Tang & Martin E. Halstuk, “Flying Dragon Seeking Freedom of Information: A Critique of Chinese Open Government Information Regulations,” presented at the 2011 AEJMC annual convention, St. Louis, Missouri.

Yong Tang, “Who Owns the ‘First Rough Draft of History’? -A Comparative Study of News Copyright in the United States and the People’s Republic of China,” presented at the 2011 International Communication Association annual convention, Boston, Massachusetts.

Yong Tang, “Avatar: A Marxist Saga on the Far Distant Planet,” presented at the 2011 International Communication Association annual convention, Boston, Massachusetts.

 Major Invited Panel Presentations:

Panelist for session “Managing the Information Revolution: The Future of FOI Laws Globally,” Freedom of Information Laws on the Global Stage: Past, Present and Future Symposium, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California, November 2016.

Panelist for session on “Defaming Public Figures in Asia: A Half Century of Impact of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan,” at the 2014 AAS (Association for Asian Studies)-in-ASIA Conference, Singapore, July 2014. Presentation topic: Defaming officials and celebrities: Evolution of libel law and the SULLIVAN impact in China.

Panelist for session on “The Constitution and Freedom of the Press,” at the annual Constitution Day program sponsored by Centennial Honors College and University Libraries, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, September 2013. Presentation topic: Legal right of access to government-held information and constitutional right.

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