Zhang, L. (2021) Moving beyond shanzhai? Contradictions of Platformized Family Production in the Planetary Network of E-Commerce Labor. In Digital Work in the Planetary Market (ed.) Mark Graham and Fabian Ferrari. MIT Press.
Zhang, L. (2021) Platformizing family production: The contradictions of rural digital labor in China. The Economic and Labor Relations Review. PDF
Zhang, L. (2021) “Assembling Alibaba: When Platformization Meets Infrastructruation in China”, in Social Media in China the US (edited by Guobin Yang and Wei Wang). PDF
Zhang, L. (2020). The entrepreneurial labor of reinvention in Beijing’s Zhongguancun high-tech district. Communication and the Public 5.3-4: 99-102. PDF
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. PDF
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). PDF
Zhang, L. (2018). The contradictions of “women’s work” in digital capitalism–a “non-Western”/Chinese perspective. Feminist Media Studies. PDF
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—12. PDF
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 Monday, 18: 1—17. PDF
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 9. PDF
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
Workshop on “Actually Existing Platformization”, organized by the Platform Labor research team headed by Dr. Niels van Doorn. June 8, 2021
The Labor of Entrepreneurial Reinvention: Entrepreneurialism and Remaking of China After 2008, UNH Center for the Humanities Fellow Talk, May 4, 2021
Collaborator for The Hustle Economy: Race, Gender, and Digital Entrepreneurship Workshop; Data & Society (declined)
Center of Cultural Sociology Weekly Seminar Talk, Yale University, November 12th, 2020.
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.
“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).