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

QIU, Jack L.

jack qiu

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:


Qiu, J. L., & Chen, J. Y. (2019). Margins at the Center: Alternative Digital Economies in Shenzhen, China. In M. Graham (Ed.) Digital Economies at Global Margins (pp. 319-339). The Canadian IDRC and MIT Press.

Qiu, J. L. (2019). Goodbye iSlave: Making Alternative Subjects Through Digital Objects. In David Chandler and Christian Fuchs (Eds.) Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Capitalism, Labour and Politics in the Age of Big Data (pp. 151-164). London: University of Westminster Press.

Qiu, J. L. (2019). The Global Internet. In David Hesmondhalgh and James Curran (Eds.) Media and Society (pp. 3-20). Bloomsbury.

Chen, Y. J., Mao, Z., & Qiu, J. L. (2018). Super-sticky WeChat and Chinese Society. Emerald Publishing Limited.

Qiu, J. L., Yuen, T. (2018). How Platforms Cooperate? Hong Kong: InPress Books.

Jack Linchuan Qiu (Ed) (2017). Media and Society in Networked China. Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill Academic Publishers.

邱林川, 黃煜, 馮應謙 編.(2016). In Conversation with Leading Communication Scholars《傳播學大師訪談錄 - 《傳播與社會學刊》創刊十週年文集》,香港: 香港中文大學出版社。

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2016). Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

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

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

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) signin

Jack Linchuan Qiu (2009). Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. signin

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


Articles & Chapters

Hui, B., Ngai, P., Qiu, J. L., Koo, A. (2019). Having Less But Giving More: Work Experience and Prosocial Behavior of Chinese Working-Class Youth. Youth and Society.

Chen, J., Qiu, J. L. (2019). Digital Utility: Datafication, Regulation, Labor, and DiDi’s Platformization of Urban Transport in China. Chinese Journal of Communication, 12(3), 274-289.

Couldry, N., Rodriguez, C., Bolin, G., Cohen, J., Volkmer, I., Goggin, G., Kraidy, M., Iwabuchi, K., Qiu, J. L., Wasserman, H., Zhao, Y., Rincón, O., Magallanes-Blanco, C., Thomas, P. N., Koltsova, O., Rakhmani, I., & Lee, K.-S. (2018). Media, communication and the struggle for social progress. Global Media and Communication, 14(2), 173-191.

Jack Linchun Qiu (2018). Ferments in the Field: Introductory Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Communication Studies, Journal of Communication 68(2): 219–232. pdf

邱林川 (2018). <多元、對話與有機的傳播研究: 基於2018年JoC新酵母專刊的反思>。《國際新聞界》40(2): 53-61。pdf

Jack Linchun Qiu (2018). Labor and social media: the exploitation and emancipation of (almost) everyone online. In J. BurgessA. Marwick & T. Poell The sage handbook of social media (pp. 297-313). 55 City Road, London: SAGE Publications Ltd. doi: 10.4135/9781473984066.n17

QIU, L. C. (2018). China’s Digital Working Class and Circuits of Labor. Communication and the Public, 3(1), 5-18.

QIU, L. C. (2017). Foreword. In P. Mason (Author) & C. (Trans.), Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global (Chinese ed., pp. xi-xiii). CNPolitics.

Mason, P. (2017). Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global (Chinese ed.) (L. Qiu, Ed.; C., Trans.). CNPolitics.

Jack Linchun Qiu (2017). Image-Driven Nationalism: Visuality, Digital Platform, and Generation Post-80s. Chih-ming Wang, Daniel PS Goh (Eds), London:Rowman & Littlefield International.

Jack Linchun Qiu, Joseph M. Chan & Zhifei Mao (2017).《Communication Technology and Media Events》,《Special issue of Communication & Society《傳播與社會學刊》第41卷。

Jack Linchuan Qiu & Lin Lin (2017). Foxconn: The Disruption of iSlavery. vol.4 no.1-2 103-128 pgs. Brill Academic Publishers.

邱林川 (2016). 《「網絡個人主義」—網絡社會的溝通之道》,《傳播與社會學刊》邱林川編,第37期,頁1–23頁。

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. signin

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. signin

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. signin

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。 signin

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. signin

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. signin

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 signin

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

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

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

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

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. signin

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. signin

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. signin

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. signin

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. signin

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

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. signin

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

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

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. signin

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. signin

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). signin

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

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

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. signin

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

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

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. signin

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

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. signin

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

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. signin

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. signin

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. signin

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. signin

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. signin

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. signin

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. signin

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. signin

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. pdf

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. pdf

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. signin