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Dr Jian Xu

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow Grade 1

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, 2013

Contact

j.xu@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68828

Biography

Dr Jian Xu is a Research Fellow in the School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University. He researches Chinese media and communication with a particular interest in the digitially-enabled social, cultural and political changes in China. He was a 2015 Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney. He was a joint visiting scholar in the Centre for Global Communication Studies and the Centre for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania. He taught media and communications and Chinese studies at the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and Macquarie University before joining Deakin.

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Research interests

Chinese (social) media

Online activism

Internet governance and soveriengty 

Political communication

Affiliations

China Studies Association of Australia (CSAA)

Teaching interests

Digital media and society, Chinese media studies, Asian media culture, international communication, media globalisation

Knowledge areas

Internet studies, Chinese media and politics, digital ethnography, international communication, comparative media studies

Expertise

Internet studies, Chinese media, Chinese politics, comparative media studies, international communication
  • Media

Publications

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2017

Shanzhai media culture: failed intervention to the disingenuous neoliberal logic of Chinese media

J Xu

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 249-262, Journal of contemporary China, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Using social media to advance the social rights of people with disability in China: the Beijing One Plus One Disabled Persons' Cultural Development Centre

J Xu, M Kent, K Ellis, H Zhang

(2017), pp. 318-331, Disability and social media global perspectives, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Celebrity-inspired, fan-driven: doing philanthropy through social media in Mainland China

E Jeffreys, J Xu

(2017), Vol. 41, pp. 244-262, Asian studies review, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Media Events in Web 2.0 China: interventions of online activism

J Xu

(2016), Eastbourne, Eng., A1

book

E'gao as a networked digital leisure practice in China

H Yu, J Xu

(2016), pp. 152-165, Digital leisure cultures: critical perspectives, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Blogging for truth: Ai Weiwei's citizen investigation project on China's 2008 Sichuan earthquake

J Xu

(2016), pp. 0-0, Civic media technology, design, practice, Cambridge, Mass., B1-1

chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

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