Hu Yong is associate professor at Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication, and a well-known new media critic and Chinese Internet pioneer.
Before joining the faculty of Peking University, Hu Yong has worked for a number of media sources, including China Daily, Lifeweek, China Internet Weekly and China Central Television. He is active in industry affairs as he is co-founder of the Digital Forum of China, a nonprofit organization that promotes public awareness of digitalization and advocates a free and responsible Internet. He also co-founded Chinavalue.net, a leading business new media in China.
Hu Yong is a founding director for Communication Association of China (CAC) and China New Media Communication Association (CNMCA). His publications include Internet: The King Who Rules，the first book introducing the Internet to Chinese readers, and The Rising Cacophony: Personal Expression and Public Discussion in the Internet Age, documenting the major transformations in the Chinese cyberspace. He has translated several groundbreaking English books on digital technology, including Being Digital, Release 2.0: A Design for Living in the Digital Age and Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations. In 2000, Hu Yong was nominated for China’s list of top Internet industry figures.