Jian Xu

Empowering the powerless through digital communication


Dr Jian Xu

Lecturer in Communication

Research and Experience
Jian Xu is a Lecturer in Communication in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University. He researches Chinese digital media and communication from the approach of sociological, political and cultural studies. His research interests include China’s digital activism, internet governance, digital citizenship, digital authoritarianism and digital youth culture. Jian is working on a project that studies the short-video sharing and live-streaming practices of Chinese migrants in Australia on China’s transnational digital platforms.


digital media, internet governance, transnational media, internet celebrity