art anthropologist, sound studies scholar, sound event organizer.
Academically trained in performance studies, Adel-Jing Wang is an associate professor in the College of Media and International Culture at Zhejiang University. She acquired her Ph.D. at The School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University. Her book Sound and Affect: An Anthropology of China’s Sound Practice (Zhejiang University Press, 2017) explores the concepts of freedom, affect and sound through anthropological research on China’s sound culture. She is published in academic journals including Social Science Research,Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal, Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Representations. Her current research focuses on sound studies, sensory studies, performance studies, and anthropological methods. Artistically, she works primarily with field-recordings and installation based live performance. In January 2015, she founded The Sound Lab at College of Media and International Culture at Zhejiang University. She is currently working on her book project on "Tenuous Resonance: China's Sound Practice and Ideas," to be published by Bloomsbury.