Lili  Wang

Lili Wang

PhD Researcher

Department of Media and Communications

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Key Expertise
Diaspora, Social mobility, Agency, Cities, Platforms, Contemporary china

About me


Lili holds a Master’s degree in Global Media Communication from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Prior to joining the LSE, she taught media studies in Hangzhou, interned at UNESCO, Paris and worked in digital publishing in Hong Kong.  

Thesis title: The Floating Diaspora: Transnational Habitus of the Chinese Migrants  


Habitus is a social-physical structure subject to social construction and place-making. My research explores how digital media shapes the transnational habitus through comparative studies of the Chinese diaspora in different walks and classes. 

Supervisors: Professor Myria Georgiou, Dr Wendy Willems

Conference Presentations

Wang, L., Lu, F. (2020) Positive Energy and Money Worship: Ambiguous Participation in Kuaishou’s Network Jianghu. IAMCR Annual Conference, online 


Wang, L., Lu, F. (2019) The Internet Jianghu and the Mentality of Chinese Grassroots. The Institute of Network Society Annual Conference, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China


Wang, L. (2018) Chinese Contemporary Art in the Domestic Media Environment. Asian Studies Association of Australia Biannual Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia  


  • Chen, Y. (2012, July). The tendency of media social movement in China: A case study of Wenzhou high- speed train crash. Paper presented at the annual conference of Chinese Communication Society, Taichung, Taiwan.

  • Chen, Y. (2016). Invisible stability maintenance: Framing mass incidents in Chinese market-oriented media. Unpublished master’s thesis, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.