Chen Xinsheng from Fudan University (Shanghai, China) will be a guest researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020.
Chen Xinsheng is a PhD student at the Center of Information and Communication Studies at Fudan University. As a researcher, he has a strong interest in exploring how different types of media have "determined" historical China. The topic of his dissertation is the question of how the postal system changed the urban life of the Chinese in early modern China (1896-1949). He is also intensively involved in the development of digital media practices (such as Mobike, Tik-Tok, etc.) in contemporary China.
His research stay is made possible by the Chinese Scholarship Committee (CSC). It is part of the research network "Transnational Media Stories
" within the trilateral partnership MQ-FUD-HAM.
At the Institute, Chen Xinsheng will work on his doctoral project under the direction of his supervisor Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner
and examine German-language media theories for their applicability to the Chinese academic context.