School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK - QIU, Jack L.C.

QIU, Jack L.C.

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QIU, Jack Linchuan

Peking University, Wuhan University

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

University of Southern California


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icon research Research Interests:

  • Information & communication technologies (ICTs)
  • Social Class
  • Globalization
  • Chinese society
  • Communication Policy
  • Communication and Development

icon researchTeaching Interests:

  • Global and Chinese Communication
  • New Media and Social Change

icon aboutAdvice to students:

"Every human advancement or reversal can be understood through communication."
- Walter H. Annenberg

icon researchPublication List:


Jack Linchuan Qiu (2013). World Factories in the Information Age《信息時代的世界工廠》. Nanning: Guangxi Normal University Press. (in Chinese)

Francis L.F. Lee, Louis Leung, Jack Linchuan Qiu, & Donna S.C. Chu (Eds) (2012). Frontiers in New Media Research. London: Routledge.

Jack Linchuan Qiu and Joseph Man Chan (Eds). (2011). New Media Events Research 《新媒体事件研究》, Beijing: Renmin University Press. (in Chinese)

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2009). Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China.ess.

Manuel Castells, Mireia Fernandez-ardevol, Jack Linchuan Qiu and Araba Sey (2006). Mobile Communication and Society: A Global Perspective. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Articles & Chapters

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2015). "Locating Worker-Generated Content (WGC) in the World's Factory". The Routledge Companion for Labor and Media ed. by Richard Maxwell. pp. 303-314. New York, United States of America: Routledge.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2015). "Image-Driven Nationalism, Generation Post-80s, and Mainland Students in Hong Kong". Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique vol. 23 no. 1, pp. 145-165. Durham, United States of America: Duke University Press.

Oreglia E. and Jack Linchuan Qiu (2015). "Studying the Sent-Down Internet: Roundtable on Research Methods - Discussion with W. Bu, B. Schulte, J. Wang, C. Wallis, and B. Zhou.". Chinese Journal of Communication. doi:10.1080/17544750.2015.991370. vol.8 no.1, pp. 7-17. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

邱林川、王維佳 (2014). <互聯網時代的文化權利與數碼烏托邦>。《青年文藝論壇》第43期,頁1-40,中國北京:中國藝術研究院。 

Jack Linchuan Qiu, Chan A., Pun N. & Sun W. (2014). "Are Rights Awakening - A Debate Led by Luigi Tomba and Ivan Franceschini." Passato e Presente no. 92, pp. 23-33. Rome, Italy: Franco Angeli.

Jack Linchuan Qiu, Melissa Gregg, & Kate Crawford (2014). “Circuits of Labour: A Labour Theory of the iPhone Era," TripleC: Communication, Capitalism, Critique, 12(2): 486-563.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2014). “Farewell iSlave: Foxconn, Digital Capitalism, and Networked Labor Resistance,” Society 《社會》, 34(4): 119-137. (in Chinese) 邱林川 (2014). <告別 i 奴:富士康、數字資本主義與網絡勞工抵抗>,《社會》,第34卷第4期,頁119-137。中國上海:上海大學

Jack Linchuan Qiu, (2014). “Beyond Control, Beneath Freedom,” Special Commentary for La Vanguardia Ediciones, 50: 94-99. (in Spanish)

Qiu, J.L., & Bu, W. (2013). "China ICT studies: A Review of the field, 1989-2014," China Review, 13(2): 123-152.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2013). “Power to the People! -- Mobiles, Migrants, and Social Movements in Asia,” International Journal of Communication, 8: 376–391.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2013). “Cybercafés in China: Community Access beyond Gaming and Crackdowns,” Library Trends, 62(1): 121-139.

Jack Linchuan QIU (2013). "Network Societies and Internet Studies: Rethinking Space, Time, and Labor". The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies ed. by William Dutton. pp.109-128. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2012). “Network Labor: Beyond the Shadow of Foxconn,” in Hjorth, L., Burgess, J., & Richardson, I. (Eds). Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication and the iPhone. London: Routledge. pp. 173-189.

Jack Linchuan Qiu & Hongzhe Wang (2012). “Working-Class Cultural Spaces: Comparing the Old and the New,” in Carrillo, B, & Goodman, D. (Eds). China’s Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. pp. 124-146.

WALLIS Cara and Jack Linchuan QIU (2012) "Shanzhaiji and the Transformation of the Local Mediascape in Shenzhen". Mapping Media in China ed. by Wanning Sun, Jenny Chio. pp.109-125. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Jack Linchuan QIU (2012). "Network Labor: Beyond the Shadow of Foxconn". Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication and the iPhone ed. by L. Hjorth, J. Burgess, and I. Richardson. pp.173-189. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2010). "Mobile Communication Research in Asia: Changing Technological and Intellectual Geopolitics?" pp. 213-229.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2010). "A City of Ten Years: Public/Private Internet Development in Nanhai," es Critique. Vol.17, No. 1, pp. 253-277. "Mobile Phones, the Bottom of the Pyramid, and Working-Class Information Society in China," Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 1-14.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2010). "Southern Imagination: Class, Networks, and Communication," Journal of Chinese Communication. December, pp. 51-69. (in Chinese).

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2010). "Class, Communication, China: A Thought Piece", International Journal of Communication. Vol. 4, pp. 531-536.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2010). "Across the Great Wall we can Reach Every Corner in the World: Network Labor in China", Work, Organization, Labor & Globalization, Vol.4, No. 2, pp. 83-95.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2010). "Chinese Techno-Nationalism and Global WiFi Policy," in Curtin, M., & Shah, H. (eds). Re-orienting Global Communication: Indian and Chinese Media Beyond Borders. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press. pp. 284-303.

Jack Linchuan Qiu and Joseph Man Chan (2009). "Approaching New Media Events Research," Communication and Society. Vol.3, No.2, pp. 19-37. (in Chinese).

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2009). "The Question of Labor in the New Networked Era," Open Times. December, pp. 127-139. (in Chinese).

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2009). "Shanzhai Culture in a Networked Era," Twenty-First Century. April Issue, pp. 121-139. (in Chinese).

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2009). "Life and Death in the Chinese Informational City: The Challenges of Working-Class ICTs and the Information Have-Less," in Alampay, E. (ed). Living the Information Society in Asia. Manila: Institute of Southeast Asia Studies. pp. 130-157.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2008). "Wireless Working-Class ICTs and the Chinese Informational City," Journal of Urban Technology. Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 57-77.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2008). "Working-Class ICTs, Migrants, and Empowerment in South China," Asian Journal of Communication. Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 333-347.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2008). "Mobile Civil Society in Asia: A Comparative Study of People Power II and the Nosamo Movement," Javnost: The Public. Vol. 15, No. 5, pp. 5-24.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2008). "Information Society: Theory, Reality, Models, Reflections," Communication and Society. Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 71-99. (in Chinese).

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2007). "The Accidental Accomplishment of Little Smart: Understanding the Emergence of a Working-Class ICT," New Media & Society. Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 903-923.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2007). "The Wireless Leash: Mobile Messaging Service as a Means of Control," International Journal of Communication, vol. 1, pp. 74-91.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2006). "From the Information Have-Less to the Pillar of Information Society," Twenty-First Century (in Chinese), iss. 10, pp. 101-110.

Manuel Castells, Mireia Fernandez-ardevol, Jack Linchuan Qiu and Araba Sey (2006). "Electronic Communication and Socio-Political Mobilisation: A New Form of Civil Society". In Marlies Glasius, Mary Kaldor, and Helmut Anheier (eds.). Global Civil Society. London: Sage Publications. pp.266-287.

Jack Linchuan Qiu and Liuning Zhou (2005). "Through the Prism of Internet Cafe: Managing access to an ecology of games," China Information. Vol. 19, Iss.2. pp. 261-297.

Carolyn Cartier, Manuel Castells, and Jack Linchuan Qiu (2005). "The Information Have-Less: Inequality, Mobility, and Translocal Networks in Urban China," Studies in Comparative International Development. Vol. 40, No.2. pp. 9-34.

Jack Linchuan Qiu and Nina Hachigian (2005). "E-Government in China," In Irene Hors and Jon Blondal (ed.). Governance in China. Paris: OECD - The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. pp.138-167.

Jack Linchuan Qiu, (2004). "NTT Docomo: Review of a case," Japan Media Review. October, 2004.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2004). "China and the Internet: Technologies of freedom in a statist information society," In Manuel Castells (ed.). The Network Society: A global perspective. London: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. pp. 99-124.

Jack Linchuan Qiu and Joseph Man Chan (2004). "China Internet Studies: A review of the field," In Helen Nissenbaum and Monroe Price (eds.). The Academy and the Internet. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. pp. 275-307.

Jack Linchuan Qiu, (2002). "Chinese Hackerism in Retrospect: Stories of a new revolutionary army," MFC Insight. Septempter 17, 2002.

Jack Linchuan Qiu, (2002). "Coming to Terms with Informational Stratification in the People's Republic of China," Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. Vol.20, No. 1. pp. 157-180.

Jack Linchuan Qiu, (2002). "Realities: Reifying and Contesting the Case of Wen Ho Lee," Journalism and Communication Studies (in Chinese). Vol.10, No. 2. pp. 63-74.

Jack Linchuan Qiu, (2001). "Chinese Opinions Collide Online: Civil discussions following the US-China plane collision." Online Journalism Review. April 12.

Jack Linchuan Qiu, (2001). "Updates for China's Internet Censorship (1999-2000)," Communications Law in Transition Newsletter. February 2001, Vol.2, No.3.

Joo-yong Jung, Jack Linchuan Qiu and Yong-chan Kim, (2001). "Internet Connectedness and Inequality: Beyond the 'digital divide'," Vol. 28, No. 2, Communication Research. pp. 507-535.

Sorin Matei, Sandra Ball-Rokeach and Jack Linchuan Qiu, (2001). "Fear and Misperception of Los Angeles Urban Space: A spatial-statistical study of mental maps," Vol. 28, No. 2, Communication Research. pp. 429-463.

Jack Linchuan Qiu, (1999/2000). "Virtual Censorship in China: Keeping the gates between the cyber-spaces," The International Journal of Communications Law and Policy, No.4, pp.1-25.