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Xin. Y. Wang

Xinyu Wang is a PhD in International Relations candidate at the Graduate School of Asian-Pacific Studies, Waseda University. His research includes the critical analysis of the identity performance of international migrants, with particular attention to Chinese immigrants in Japan. His main research interests lie in the analysis of migrants’ transnational socio-cultural practices.

Xin was awarded his BEng with Honours from University of Liverpool, a MSc in development studies from the London School of Economics, a PGCert in business administration from St Mary’s University, a MSc in sociology from the London School of Economics, and worked as an assistant lecturer in Economics at the Hunan Institute of Engineering before arriving at Waseda University to pursue his Ph.D. degree.


His most recent publications are:

  • 'Chinese Migrants’ Sense of Belonging in Japan: Between Digital and Physical Spaces', forthcoming in IOM Migration Research Series, Special Issue on the Links Between Migration and Technology;

  • 'Digital Technology, Physical Space and the Notion of Belonging among Chinese Migrants in Japan', forthcoming in Asiascape: Digital Asia;

  • and ‘Development Induced Migration and Institutionalised Discrimination - Differential Citizenship and Internal Migrants’ Self-Identity in China’, published in Journal of Internal Displacement (2019) 9:1.

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