[Publication] Scientific blog article: WeChat and the Chinese Queer Diaspora

Chen, C. (2024). WeChat and the Chinese Queer DiasporaBlog Scientifique de l’Institut Confucius, Université de Genève, 12 February 2024.

As a part of the article:

Bugnon, P. & Chen, Y. WeChat Ethnography: New Practices and Limits of an Emerging Research Method. Blog Scientifique de l’Institut Confucius, Université de Genève, 12 February 2024.

In the ethnographic study of Cai Chen about the interrelationship between migration and sexuality amongst Chinese gay students in France, he finds out that WeChat enables Chinese queer diaspora to construct an Internet-based community across borders, embed transnational identity beyond geographic distance and express queerness in online and offline worlds. He also presents some methodological reflections on benefits and challenges of using WeChat as a digital tool to research Chinese queer diaspora. He argues that researchers should constantly navigate between physical and virtual social worlds to critically account for the ongoing, increasingly digitally mediated, social interactions and practices amongst the Chinese queer diaspora.




Cite this blog post
Cai Chen (2024, February 15). [Publication] Scientific blog article: WeChat and the Chinese Queer Diaspora. BelMix. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/vupz