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Book Reviews & Commentaries

Book Reviews


Xu, J (2020). Contesting Cyberspace in China: Online Expression and Authoritarian Resilience, by Rongbin Han, (Columbia University Press, 2018)’, The China Journal, 84: 135-137.


Xu, J (2017). The Internet and New Social Formation in China: Fandom Publics in the Making, by Weiyu Zhang, (Routledge 2016)’, The China Journal, 78: 161-162.




Gong, Q & Xu, J (2023). 'This is no joke', Index on Censorship.

Jeffreys, E & Xu, J (2023). 'Governing China's Celebrities', Australian Institute of International Affairs


Xu, J (2023). 'What does China's newly launched National Data Bureau mean to China and global data governance?' Internet Policy Review

Xu, J (2021). 'Pleasing the Mainland or Island: The politicisation of Taiwanese stars during on-going cross-strait turbulence', Taiwan Insight

Xu, J & Jeffreys, E (2020). ‘Celebrity politics in COVID-19 China: “Celebrities can’t save the country”’, Westminster Contemporary China Centre Blog


Xu, J (2020). ‘The politics of China’s internet philanthropy’, East Asia Forum


Xu, J (2016). ‘Internet and the transformation of China’s political culture’, Sydney Democracy Network (SDN)


Xu, J (2015). ‘China’s Internet governance under the leadership of Xi Jinping’,

Internet Policy Observatory (IPO)

Xu, J & W, S (2015). ‘Is Sina Weibo on the way out as the most popular weiguan platform in China’, Internet Policy Observatory (IPO)


Xu, J (2012). ‘Revisiting media events in China’s Web 2.0 era: Critiques of China’s online activism’, Newsletter of China Studies Association of Australia (CSAA), No 44.

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