Associate Professor Center for the Social Sciences
Dr ZHANG Jinghong completed her PhD in anthropology at the Australian National University (ANU), and then a postdoctoral fellow at ANU's Australian Centre on China in the World before commencing her position at the Southern University of Science and Technology in China in August 2017. Dr Zhang's main research areas include anthropology of food and visual anthropology. Following the supply chain of tea and other relevant commodities from production, trade to consumption, and from China to East Asia and the West, she explores the social life of things and people, the interaction between globalization and localization, identity construction, cultural senses and sensations, and the integration of image and text. Her first monograph "Puer Tea: Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic" (University of Washington Press) was awarded the Best Book in Social Sciences from 2013 to 2015 by the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS).
1. Social and cultural anthropology (anthropology of food, material culture, cross-culture identity)
2. Visual anthropology (history; ethnographic filmmaking; integration of images and texts; anthropology of senses)
3. Areas: Yunnan, Guangdong, Taiwan, Australia
1. Understanding and Making Documentary Films (The history of world and Chinese documentary films; the mechanism of documentary production)
2. Basic Skills of Filming and Editing (The practice of making observational films, from shooting to editing)
3. Consumption Culture and Contemporary Society (The supply chain of commodity goods and their co-evolement with social change)