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Yichen Rao

Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of MichiganLieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies
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Yichen Rao is an anthropologist and STS scholar working on the intersections between the macro-dynamics of digital political economy and the micro-dynamics of human subjectivity, affect, and desire. He is writing a book on China’s fintech users and their monetary desires. And he has a long-term project on China’s young e-sports players who are sent by their parents to Internet addiction treatment programs. He is a licensed psychological counselor and interpreter for psychodynamic training programs between the United States and China.

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