Media

SELECTED PUBLIC ARTICLES

Zhao, Mengyang. 2022 (June 30). “We Have never been Progressive? Street War of the American Anti-abortion Movement.” the Paper. In Chinese. https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_18798577

Zhao, Mengyang. 2022 (May 5). “The Undercurrents and Rebellion of the American Right after Capitol Hill.the Paper. In Chinese. https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_17938955

Zhao, Mengyang. 2022 (Feb 20). “No Games, No Gig: Gig Game Workers in China.Initium Media. In Chinese. https://theinitium.com/article/20220220-game-on-labor/

Zhao, Mengyang. 2021 (July 28). “Black Lives Matter a Year Later: A Fragile Coalition and Rightwing Backlash.the Paper. In Chinese. https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_13762409

Zhao, Mengyang. 2021 (May 16). “Devaluation, Invisibility and Stalled Struggles: Care Labor in the Chasms of Future Work.the Paper. In Chinese. https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_12696705

Zhao, Mengyang. 2021 (Feb 27). “UK Supreme Court Rules that Uber Drivers are Workers, Can We Call it a Victory for Gig Workers?the Paper. In Chinese. https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_11480239

Zhao, Mengyang. 2021 (Jan 14). “Can Google’s Minority Union Become a Template for Tech Worker Activism in the Future?Initium Media. In Chinese. https://theinitium.com/article/20210114-opinion-google-labour-union-explainer/

Zhao, Mengyang. 2020 (Nov 14). “Facing Down the Hong Kong Protests’ Right-wing Turn and a New Afterword.Lausan. https://lausan.hk/2020/facing-down-the-hong-kong-movements-right-wing-turn-afterword/

Zhao, Mengyang. 2020 (Nov 11). “Are Latinxs Really Shifting Right? Debunking the Myth of Latinx Vote in the U.S.Initium Media. In Chinese. https://theinitium.com/article/20201111-opinion-latinx-in-us/

Zhao, Mengyang. 2020 (Sept 16). “Play as Work: Are Chinese Game Workers Earning Easy Money or Struggling Hopelessly?Masses. In Chinese. https://bit.ly/3DaOd9c

Zhao, Mengyang. 2020. “Chinese Diaspora Activism and the Future of International Solidarity.Made in China Journal 5(2): 97-101. https://madeinchinajournal.com/2020/09/14/chinese-diaspora-activism-and-the-future-of-international-solidarity/

Zhao, Mengyang. 2021 (June 7). “The History and Organization of the Black Power Movement.the Paper. In Chinese. https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_8175114

Zhao, Mengyang. 2020 (March 27). “The American Workplace During The Pandemic.the Paper. In Chinese. https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_6698738

SELECTED ENGLISH MEDIA APPEARANCES

2021 (Sept 10) “Chinese Tech Giants are Forming Unions. It’s not What You Think.Protocol.

2021 (July 20) “China’s New Gaming Underclass.Protocol.

2021 (Feb 1) “Worker Deaths Put Big Tech in China Under Scrutiny.The New York Times.

2019 (Aug 28) “Thwarted at Home, Can China’s Feminists Rebuild a Movement Abroad?ChinaFile.

2019 (April 17) “Office Workers in China Organise a Rare Online Labour Movement.The Economist.

PUBLIC PROJECT

As a member of the Liquid Dependencies Theory (LDT) collective, I co-designed an Interactive Role-playing (LARP) Game Liquid Dependencies (previously called Lilies on the Water), which is a gamified derivative of the ReUnion Network that promotes a decentralized care-based society. The game debuted at the 13th Shanghai Biennale in the summer of 2021. The latest version is being tested in various locations in China, the Netherlands, Finland, and Germany.

SELECTED PODCASTS

2022 (May 30) "The Young Generation that Play-to-earn." Call Operator. In Chinese

2021 (Sept 2) "How to Rehearse a Caring Future through a Game." neo-Portal. In Chinese

2021 (Aug 15) "Platform Workers in the Video Game Industry." Newslab Podcast. In Chinese

2020 (Dec 20) "Is there a Gap between Game Streaming and Doctoral Study." 365 days of finding my path. In Chinese

2020 (Dec 14) "Asian and Latinx Immigrants: Political Imagination of Identity. " Veitgeist. In Chinese

2020 (June 6) "Resisting Injustice from Black Lives Matter." Stochastic Volatility. In Chinese