Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

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

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

Zhang, L. (2015). Fashioning the feminine self in ‘prosumer capitalism’: Women’s work and the transnational reselling of Western luxury online. Journal of Consumer Culture. 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

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  Unpublished Manuscript.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)

 

MANUSCRIPT UNDER PREPARATION

Platform Capitalism as Assemblages: The Case of Alibaba, extended abstract accepted by the Chinese Journal of Communication‘s 2018 special issue on the “Platformization of Chinese Society”.

 

ACADEMIC TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

Invited Talks

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.

Conference Presentations

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

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).