Val Wang is an author and multimedia storyteller. Her memoir Beijing Bastard is out now.
Her multimedia projects work at the edge of digital innovation in journalism. She most recently created and produced Planet Takeout, an interactive, multiplatform documentary on the role of Chinese takeouts as a vital cultural crossroads in America. The project incubated at WGBH Radio as part of the nationwide Localore initiative. Before that, she produced OpenCourt, a Knight News Challenge-funded project from WBUR that used digital technology to open a district court south of Boston.
She teaches in the English and Media Studies Department of Bentley University. She lives in Boston but her heart is still partly in Beijing.