Qian Huang (1991) is a PhD candidate at the Department of Media & Communication.
Under supervision of Dr. Daniel Trottier and Prof. Susanne Janssen, she studies digital vigilantism in China context. Qian’s PhD research is a part of the research project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) entitled Digital Vigilantism: Mapping the terrain and assessing societal impacts.
Qian received a Bachelor’s degree in English and International Studies from China Foreign Affairs University, followed by a Master’s degree in Global Communication from Chinese University of Hong Kong. In her master thesis, she studied diaosi as a way of speaking among Chinese citizens. Her research interests include digital communication, communication in intercultural settings, gender studies and pop culture.
Before coming to Erasmus University Rotterdam, Qian worked as a member of the English curriculum reform project in the Affiliated High School of Peking University. Her work involved selecting and editing reading and practice materials, designing and implementing lesson plans. The aim of this reform was to incorporate authentic literature and social science knowledge in English teaching in high school. In this project, Qian established courses independently, including Selection of Influential Speeches, Pop Culture and Society, and Introduction to Intercultural Communication.
S Witteborn & Qian Huang (2017) - Diaosi [Underdog Talk] as a Way of Relating in Contemporary China - Routledge
Qian Huang (2019) - From Peripheral to Mainstream: Digital Vigilantism in China - University of Tokyo Seminar "Vigilant Practices in the Digitally-Mediated Public: A Global Perspective"
Qian Huang, Rashid Gabdulhakov & Daniel Trottier (2019) - Online Scrutiny of People with ‘Nice Cars’: the Class Struggle in China and Beyond - The 17th Chinese Internet Research Conference
Qian Huang (2019) - ‘Defend Our Motherland Like We Are Defending Our Idols’: Chinese Vigilant Patriots on Social Media - Renmin University School of Journalism and Communication Faculty Seminar
Qian Huang (2019) - From Peripheral to Mainstream: Digital Vigilantism in China - Communication University of China Graduate Student Seminar: Online vigilance
Qian Huang (2019) - Defend Our Motherland Like We Are Defending Our Idols: Chinese Vigilant Patriots on Social Media - UGlobe "Digitized Global Mobilities" Seminar
Daniel Trottier, Rashid Gabdulhakov & Qian Huang (2019) - Informing the Court of Public Opinion Through Mediated Scrutiny, Nationalism, and Denunciation - Comparative Media Studies in Today's World 7th International Conference
Qian Huang (2018) - From Mop to Sina Weibo: Three Stages of Digital Vigilantism in China - Surveillance Studies Network 8th Biennial Conference
Qian Huang (2018) - Negotiating Power on Social Media Platforms: Digital Vigilantism on Weibo in China - Modes of Connection: The 16th Chinese Internet Research Conference