Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Zhang, L. (2020). When platform capitalism meets petty capitalism in China: Alibaba and an integrated approach to Platformization. International Journal of Communication 14: 114-134.

Guan, Zexu, and Zhang, Lin. (2020) 阿里巴巴的进化史与小资本主义的平台化:对本土语境平台化的考察 [The Evolution of Alibaba and the Platformization of Petty Capitalism: Contextualizing the Local Platformization]. 国际新闻界 Chinese Journal of Journalism & Communication. 42 (02) (In Chinese)

Zhang, L. (2018). The contradictions of “women’s work” in digital capitalism–a “non-Western”/Chinese perspective. Feminist Media Studies. 

Zhang, L. (2016). Fashioning the feminine self in ‘prosumer capitalism’: Women’s work and the transnational reselling of Western luxury online. Journal of Consumer Culture.PDF

Zhang, L., Frazier, R. T. P. (2015). “Playing the Chinese card”: Globalization and the aesthetic strategies of Chinese contemporary artists. International Journal of Cultural Studies. PDF

Frazier, R. T. P., & Zhang, L. (2014). Deconstructing Lou Jing: Debates over race and Chinese identity in cyberspace. China Information 28 (2): 1—12PDF

Zhang, L. (2014). Productive vs. Pathological: The Contested Space of Video Games in post-reform China (1980s-2012). International Journal of Communication 7 (21). PDF

Zhang, L., & Fung, A. Y. (2014). Working as playing? Consumer labor, guild and the secondary industry of online gaming in China. New Media & Society 16 (1): 38—54. PDF

Zhang, L., & Fung, A. Y. (2013). The Myth of ‘Shanzhai’ culture and the paradox of digital democracy in China. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 14 (3): 401—416. PDF

Zhang, L. (2013). Third-person effect and gender in online gaming. First Monday18: 1—17. PDF

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Zhang, Lin. “Assembling Alibaba: When Platformization Meets Infrastructruation in China”, in Social Media in China the US (edited by Guobin Yang and Wei Wang) (Forthcoming in 2020)

Zhang, Lin. Review of The Media and Mundane: Communication Across Media in Everyday Life, The Communication Review 20 (4)

Henry, J. & Zhang, L. (2017). A Conversation with Henry Jenkins (Translated into Chinese by Xiqing Zheng). Communication & Society 40, pp. 1-26. PDF

Zhang, L. (2015). Review of Winnie Wong Yin Wong, Van Gogh on Demand, China and the Readymade, International Journal of Communication 9PDF

Zhang, L. “Carnival in Cyberspace” or “Site of Resistance”? Internet Egao Culture as Popular Critique in Post-socialist Chinese Society. MA Thesis. New York: New York University, 2008. PDF

Zhang, L. “Negotiate a Space for Fans in Cyberspace”–The Cultural Politics of Online Chinese Fandom of Western TV Drama.  Unpublished Manuscript. PDF (Don’t Cite Without Permission)

 

ACADEMIC TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

Invited Talks

The Entrepreneurial Labor of Reinvention, Social Justice and the Remaking of Technological Cultures, Center on Digital Culture and Society Launching Symposium, April 3, 2020, University of Pennsylvania.

Invited Talk on Chinese Rural E-commerce and Entrepreneurial Labor, Centre of Contemporary China Studies, University of Pennsylvania, April 25, 2019

Guest Lecturer on Rural E-commerce and Peasant Labor, IA 701: Seminar in International Affairs (Taught by Tom Stafford, Associate Professor of Sociology at UNH)

Invited talk on “Taobao Villages in China”, Geothe-Institut, July 17, 2018, NYC

Platform Capitalism as Assemblages: The Case of Alibaba, an international worksop on “The Platformization of Chinese Society”, Hong Kong Baptist University April 12-13, 2018.

Micro aggression, race, and social interaction, UNH undergraduate class on languages and social interaction (taught by Edward Reynolds), December, 2017

Digital Labor in China, Invited Talk in “Social Theories of Information and Communication Technologies” (Taught by Dr. Hongzhe Wang), Beijing University, School of Journalism and Communication, Spring 2016.

Conference Presentations

“When Platform Capitalism Meets Petty Capitalism in China: An assemblage approach to Alibaba”. Paper presented at the 2019 International Association of Communication Annual Conference, 23-29 May 2019, Washington DC.

“Affective Labor and E-commerce in Rural China”. Paper presented at the 2019 International Association of Communication Annual Conference, 23-29 May 2019, Washington DC.

“Assembling Alibaba: When Platformization Meets Infrastructuralization in China”. Paper presented at the conference of “Posthumanism in Modern Chinese Culture”, September 29-10, 2018, Durham, New Hampshire.

“From Danwei to Co-working space”. Paper presented at the 2018 International Association of Communication Annual Conference, 24-28 May 2018, Prague, Czech Republic

Platform Capitalism as Assemblages: The Case of Alibaba, an international workshop on “The Platformization of Chinese Society”, Hong Kong Baptist University April 12-13, 2018.

Co-working Space and Middle-Class Work Imaginaries in Zhongguancun. The 2018 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, March 22-25, Washington DC.

Zhang, L. (2017). “Entrepreneurial labor in rural China, the story of Wantou”, the Annual Conference of Asian Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 16-19.

Rural E-commerce and Digital Entrepreneurship in China. Crossroad in Cultural Studies Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 2016.

Peasant Entrepreneurial Labor and E-commerce Villages in China: The Case of Wantou, Keynote Speech at the ICA Fukuoka Preconference, Japan 2016 (declined).

Zhang, L. (2015). “Participatory Capitalism in New Millennium China: The Case of Wantou as a “Model E-commerce Village”, Capitalism, Culture and Media. University of Leeds, England, September 7-8, 2015.

Zhang, L. (2015). Fashioning the feminine self in ‘prosumer capitalism’: Women’s work and the transnational reselling of Western luxury online. ICA Puerto Rico, 21-25 May 2015 (Winner of Division Travel Grant)

Zhang, L. (2014). “Playing the Chinese Card”: Globalization and the Visual Politics of Ai Weiwei and Cai Guo-Qiang. ICA Seattle, 22-26 May 2014.

Zhang. L. (2013) Productive vs. Pathological: The Contested Space of Video Games in Post-Tiananmen China (1989-2012). ICA London.

Zhang, L. (2012) Working as playing? Consumer labor, guild and the secondary industry of online gaming in China. ICA Phoenix, 24-28 May 2012 (Winner of Best Student Paper)

Zhang, L., He, N. & Zhao, J. (2010) User-generated content on the Internet: Implications for democratization, Nationalism and Political Empowerment in China, paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Denver, CO: August, 2010

Zhang, L. (2010) Warring media, conflicting discourses: Media construction of “Egao” culture, paper presented at the Annual Convention of International Communication Association, Singapore: June 2010

Zhang, L. (2009) One Game, Different Players—The Coverage of 2008 Olympics by Three Chinese Newspapers, paper presented at the 59th Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL: May, 2009. (Winner of Division Travel Grant).

Zhang, L. (2009) ‘Carnival in cyberspace’? Chinese ‘Egao’ as an Internet subculture, paper presented at the 6th Media in Transition International Conference, Boston, MA: April, 2009

Zhang, L. (2008) Virtual stories-real life: An examination of Chinese students’ acculturation in The United States through blogs, paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the New York State Communication Association, Kerhonkson, NY. (Winner of Best Student Paper).