Transnational use of social media and the China-Melbourne connection

Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

This week Communication Mixdown investigates the way young Chinese women studying at univerities in Melbourne have been using social media - to communicate, of course - but also as a way of shaping identity and formulating new kinds of subjective experience.

Specialist in the transnational flows of communication, Dr. Fran Martin from Melbourne University, talks about her research and unpacks some of the issues discussed in her recent presentation ‘WeChat therefore we are: Everyday multicultures, translocality and Chinese social media in inner Melbourne’.