Faculty & Research
Yan Ge
Professor of Journalism and Communication
Ph.D. Supervisor


Yan Ge was born in Xi’an. He received his B.A. degree from Northwest University, China, and his Master of Art Theory degree from Chinese National Academy of Arts. He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Art Archaeology from the University of Pittsburgh (U.S.),. He also holds a master degree in information science. He has served in Chinese National Academy of Arts, Birmingham Museum of ArtPhiladealphia Museum of ArtBoston CollegeJupiter Media Metrix, Shenzhen University, and Shenzhen Graduate School of Tsinghua University.


Research Projects and Publications

· Research project Advertising Industry: the Current Situation and Choice; a sub-project of a major project supported by National Social Science Foundation

· Selected papers:

Can dragon signify Chinese loong? – an experimental study on cross-cultural communication of national symbols, co-authored with Qing Yulin, published in Chinese Social Sciences

The form, communication, and governance of blind advertising – a study on the 13th clause of Advertisements Law of the People‘s Republic of China, co-authored with Ying Feihu, published in Modern Jurisprudence

What happed from 1998 to 2001 – a macro study on the influence of the collectivized media to the advertising industry, co-authored with Li Xinli, published in Journalism

Why American professors are lifetime? published in Reading

American Museum on two roads, published in Reading

Stage plays and caviar – a thinking of the future of stage plays, published in Art Criticism


Research Interests

1. Communication Behavior

2. Media Organization

3. Art History and Archaeology