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Xin Wang

Visiting Researcher

Xinyu (Promio) Wang is an assistant professor in Cultural Studies at the Department of Contemporary English, Ibaraki Christian University, Japan. Xin’s research focus on the transnational socio-cultural practices of Chinese digital migrants and Chinese queer digital migrants in the UK and Japan.

Xin was awarded a 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 the Ph.D. degree.

Research grant

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up, 2021-2023.


  • Wang, Xinyu Promio. (Forthcoming in 2022). Chinese Transgender Women in Japan and Their Embodied Search for Sexuality in the Online-Offline Continuum. Transfers: Special Issue in Migrants and Their Smartphones: Interlaced Mobilities Online and Offline.

  • Wang, Xinyu Promio. (Forthcoming in 2022). Mediated Pandemics and Chineseness in Transition - From Nation in Crisis to Nation in Aid. China Perspectives: Special Issue in Engendering Transnational Space: China as an Authoritarian Diaspora State.

  • 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: MHM Limited.

  • 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. New York: Routledge.

  • 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.

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