Academically trained in performance studies, Wang Jing received her Ph.D. from the School of Interdisciplinary Art at Ohio University. Now she is an associate professor in the College of Media and International Culture at Zhejiang University. Her bookSound and Affect: An Anthropology of China’s Sound Practice (Zhejiang University Press, 2015) explores the concepts of freedom, affect and sound through anthropological research on China’s sound culture. She is published in academic journals including Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal, Journal of Popular Music Studies and International Review of Qualitative Research. Her current research focuses on sound studies, sensory studies, performance studies and anthropological methods.
Artistically, Jing works with field-recordings, radio art and, recently, sound theater. She is an active organizer of sound events and talks, and has organized more than 20 sound events in the city of Hangzhou from 2013 to 2015. From 2013 to 2014, she served as the academic curator of the monthly year-long series “Savaka: Asia Experimental Music Currents” at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai. In January 2015, she founded The Sound Lab at the College of Media and International Culture at Zhejiang University.
Wang Jing lives and works in Hangzhou.