Xin Wang

Visiting Researcher

Xinyu Wang is a Lecturer at Ibaraki Christian University, Japan. His research include the critical analysis of identity performance among Chinese digital diasporas, focusing on Chinese migrants in the UK and Japan. His main research interests are Chinese migrants’ transnational socio-cultural engagements and digital media 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.


  • Wang, Xinyu. 2020. Chinese Migrants’ Sense of Belonging in Japan: Between Digital and Physical Spaces. Migration Research Series No. 61. [online] Geneva: International Organization for Migration, pp.1-13. Available at: <>.

  • Wang, Xinyu. 2020. 'Digital Technology, Physical Space and the Notion of Belonging among Chinese Migrants in Japan.' Asiascape: Digital Asia, 7 (2020), pp. 211-233.

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