School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK - ZHANG, Wanjiang

ZHANG, Wanjiang

ZHANG, Wanjiang, Ph.D. Student

University Attended:

B.A. in Journalism, Anhui University, Anhui, China

M.A. in Communication, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

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Research Interests:

Computational Social Science, Computer-mediated Communication (CMC)


Refereed Journal Articles:

Cheng, C. Y., Zhang, W. J., & Zhang, Q. (2022). Authority-led conspiracy theories in China during the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring the thematic features and rhetoric strategies. Convergence, 13548565221102592.

Yi, J., Gina Qu, J., & Zhang, W. J. (2022). Depicting the emotion flow: Super-spreaders of emotional messages on Weibo during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Media + Society, 8(1), 20563051221084950.

Zou, W., Zhang, W. J., & Tang, L. (2020). What do social media influencers say about health? A theory-driven content analysis of top ten health influencers’ posts on Sina Weibo. Journal of Health Communication, 1–11.

Yan, Y., & Zhang, W. (2020). Gossip at one’s fingertips: Predictors of celebrity news on Twitter. Journalism, 21(5), 707-726.

Yan, Y., & Zhang, W. (2020). The dual composition of digital memory: The changing memorial structure of the Karamay fire in Baidu Post. Journalism & Communication, 27(5), 73-93. (in Chinese)


Conference Paper Presentations:

Qu, J. G., Yi, J., & Zhang, W. J. (2022, May 20-30). Mitigating Different Types of Corporate Online Firestorms on Twitter: An Empirical Study Based on Fortune 100 Corporations. [Top Three Student Paper, Public Relations Division], Virtual.

Yi, J., Zhang, W. J. & Qu, J. G. (2022, May 20-30). Female players in Chinese game forum: Stereotype, stigmatization, materialization. [Paper presentation]. The 72nd ICA Conference, Virtual.

Cheng, C. Y., Zhang, W. J., & Zhang, Q. (2021, Aug 4-7). Conspiracy about COVID-19 Pandemic in Contemporary China: What is the Authority’s Role on Weibo. [First Place in the Markham Student Competition, International Communication Division]. AEJMC 2021 Conference, Virtual.

Zhang, W. J., Qu, J. G., & Yi, J. (2021, Aug 4-7). Stripped from society abruptly: Effects of physical social isolation on people’s emotional expression and well-being. [Paper presentation]. AEJMC 2021 Conference, Virtual.

Zhang, W. J. & Yi, J. (2020, May 27-31). Mediated fire and distant suffering: The global spectacle of Australian bushfires in nature 2.0. [Top Student Paper Award, Environmental Communication Session]. ICA 2021 Conference, Virtual.

Yi, J. & Zhang, W. J. (2020, May 27-31). Mapping the global flow of computational communication science scholars. [Paper presentation]. ICA 2021 Conference, Virtual.

Yi, J., Qu, J. & Zhang, W. J. (2020, Aug 6-9). Depicting the mediated emotion flow: The super-spreaders of emotions during COVID-19 on Weibo. [Paper presentation]. AEJMC 2020 Conference, Virtual.

Qu, J. & Zhang, W. (2020, May 20-27). The different picture of gender and emotions: A comparative study of the perceived influences of anime on fans between America and China [Paper presentation]. ICA 2029 Conference, Virtual.

Yan, Y. & Zhang, W. (2019, May 10-12). The duality of memory writing: The change of memory structure regarding the “Karamay Fire” [Paper presentation]. Media China Research Association of Hundreds, Nanjing, China. (in Chinese)

Yan, Y. & Zhang, W. (2018, August 6-9). Gossip at one’s fingertips: Influential factors of celebrity news on Twitter [Poster presentation]. AEJMC 2018 Conference, Washington, DC, USA.