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Xin Wang

Visiting Researcher

Xinyu Promio Wang (they/she) is Project Assistant Professor at Tokyo College, UTIAS, The University of
Tokyo. Their research concerns digital media, minorities (especially trans women) and identities, and
they are interested with intersections of queer, mobility, national and transnational identities in the
context of globalisation and digitalisation. ORCID: 0000-0003-4372-2399.


Research grant

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career
    Scientists, 2023-2025


  • Wang, Xinyu Promio. "Chinese Trans Women in Japan and Their Embodied Search for
    Gender Identity in the Online–Offline Continuum", Transfers 12, 3 (2022): 28-46.

  • Wang, Xinyu Promio. (Forthcoming in 2023). When Digital Media Intersects with Queerness:
    Transnational Connectivity and the Sense of (Dis)Connectedness among Chinese Trans
    Women in Japan. In Beatrice Zani and Isabelle Cheng ed., Performing in Two Worlds:
    Intimacy, Entrepreneurship and Activism of East Asian Migrants Online and Offline. London:
    Anthem Press.

  • Wang, Xinyu Promio. "“Us” and “others”: The Chinese Diaspora in Japan and the
    Negotiation of Their Membership in the Sphere of Chineseness." Asian Anthropology (2023):

  • Wang, Xinyu Promio. (2022). Studying Digital Media in Diasporic Transnationalism Context –
    The Case of International Migrants in Japan. In Forum Mithani and Griseldis Kirsch ed.,
    Handbook of Japanese Media and Popular Culture in Transition. Tokyo: Japan Documents,
    pp. 244-259.

  • Wang, Xinyu Promio. (2022). Building a Life on the Soil of the Ultimate Other: WeChat and
    Belonging among Chinese Migrants in Japan. In Wanning Sun and Haiqing Yu ed., WeChat
    Diaspora: Digital Transnationalism in the Era of China’s Rise. London and New York:
    Routledge, pp. 171-190.

  • Wang, Xinyu Promio. (2020). Digital Technology, Physical Spaces, and the Notion of
    Belonging among Chinese Migrants in Japan. Asiascape: Digital Asia, 7 (2020), pp. 211-233.
    Wang, Xinyu Promio. (2020). Chinese Migrants’ Sense of Belonging in Japan: Between Digital
    and Physical Spaces. Migration Research Series No. 61. Geneva: United Nations -
    International Organization for Migration, pp. 1-13. Available at: 61.pdf.

  • Wang, Xinyu Promio. (2019). Development Induced Migration and Institutionalised
    Discrimination: Differential Citizenship and Internal Migrants’ Self- Identity in China. Journal
    of Internal Displacement: Special Issue on the Future of Internal Displacement and
    Sustainable Development, 9 (1), pp. 51-73.

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