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Minzu as Technology: Ethnic Identity and Social Media in Post 2000s China. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2023


Blockchain in China: a shift from disruption to integration. CVA Research Journal 2023,  (2023) 252-265.

"Mediation and Authenticity on Ethnicity: A Study on the Chinese Concept of Minzu and its Representation in Social Media", Ethnicity and Race in Communication, 73rd Annual ICA Conference, Toronto, May 27, 2023


"A genealogical investigation on the construction of the subject of Minzu on Sibe", ICA 2023 preconference "Ethics of Critically Interrogating and Reconceptualizing Culture”, Toronto, May 25, 2023

"The Convergence of Cultures: Structural Similarities between Tibetan New Wave Cinema and the New Northeast Chinese Cinema in the Post-2000s PRC", Futures of Chinese Cinemas Conference, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Ningbo, May 20, 2023

"Hybridity in a Discourse of Multiculturalism: The Third Space in Pema Tseden's Cinematic Representations of Tibet", Pema Tseden Art Seminar, School of Film Art, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, Dec 13, 2022

"Reading through communication: The impact of social media on the construction of minzu subjectivity in Sibe’s self-led ethnogenesis", IAMCR, Tsinghua University, Jul 4, 2022

"Minzu Subject and Media of Becoming: On the Temporal Structure of Minzu Subject", The 2nd Media Anthropology Research Conference, Dali University, Dali, Yunnan, 2022

“Virtual Gifting on China’s Live Streaming Platforms: Hijacking the Online Gift Economy,” Chinese Journal of Communication, 12(3), (2019) 340-355. 

"Contextualization: Doing Cultural Studies in the Digital Age", 2021 Young Researcher Leadership Summit, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Ningbo, July 13, 2021

“The Concretisation of Blockchain Technology in Chinese Technoliberalist Crypto Space,” The Migration Conference 2021, London, July 8, 2021 

“The Affect of Media Technology on the Discourses of Ethnicity in PRC: From Seventeen Period to the Millennium,” 100 Years of Chinese Film& Screen: Past, Present, and Futures, UNNC, May 14, 2021 

“An Emerging Technocracy with Blockchain Technology for Decentralised Politics? A case of the Appropriation of Blockchain Technology in China ”, IAMCR, Tampere University, Jul 13, 2020

“The Implementation of Blockchain Technology in China,” 15th ITS Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Bangkok, Oct 29, 2019 

“The Appropriation of the Technology and Concept of Bitcoin in China: What It Facilitates in the Social Level,” New York University Shanghai, Sep 23, 2019

“Online Gifting Practices on China’s Live Streaming Platforms” The Platformization of Chinese Society Conference, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, April 12, 2018

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Ethnic Identity Formation in China: The Sibe People and the Concept and Practice of Minzu,” Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2018  

“Platformization, Digital capitalism and Live Streaming Technology in China: The rise and the fall of Hanmai Live Streaming Performances in China,” VIRAL/GLOBAL Popular Cultures and Social Media Conference, University of Westminster, London, UK, Sept 13, 2017

“Rhizomatic Connection and Situated Becoming in Chinese Ethnic Minorities Digital Self-led Ethnogenesis,” MeCCSA-PGN 2012 Conference, University of Loughborough, UK, Sep17, 2012 

“Understanding Ethnic Minority Identity In China: A Case Study on the Ethnic Minority Internet Communities,” Master thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2006

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