Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Jia, L., Nieborg, D. B., & Poell, T. (2022). On super apps and app stores: digital media logics in China’s app economy. Media, Culture & Society, 44(8), 1437–1453. [Open Access]

Jia, Lianrui (2022) Forgotten passwords and Long-Gone exes: the life and death of Renren. Internet Histories.

Jia, Lianrui and Liang, Fan (2021) The globalization of TikTok: Strategies, governance and geopolitics. Journal of Digital Media & Policy, 12 (2).

Jia, Lianrui and Ruan, Lotus (2020) Going Global: Comparing Chinese Mobile Applications’ Data and User Privacy Governance at Home and Abroad. Internet Policy Review, 9(3). DOI:10.14763/2020.3.1502

Jia, Lianrui and Han, Xiaofei (2020) Tracing Weibo (2009-2019): The Commercial Dissolution of Public Communication and Changing Politics, Internet Histories, [Online First Open Access] *Shortlisted for Internet Histories Early Career Researcher Award

Jia, Lianrui (2019) Unpacking China’s Social Credit System: Informatization, Regulatory Framework and Market Dynamics, Canadian Journal of Communication, 45.1, pp.113-127.

Jia, Lianrui (2019) What Public and Whose Opinion?A Critical Analysis of Chinese Online Public Opinion Management Specialist,Communication and Public, 4(1), pp.21-34

Jia, Lianrui (2018) Going Big and Going Global: Chinese Internet Companies and Global Finance Networks, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture special issue 13(1):Re-evaluating China’s Global Media Expansion, 13(1), pp.17-36 [Open Access]

Budnitsky, Stanislav and Jia, Lianrui (2018) Branding Internet sovereignty: Digital media and the Chinese–Russian cyberalliance, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 21(5), pp.594-613.

Jia, Lianrui and Winseck, Dwayne (2018) The Political Economy of Chinese Internet Companies: Financialization, Concentration, and Capitalization, International Communication Gazette, 8(1), pp. 30-59.

Book Chapter

Jia, Lianrui and Nieborg, David (2022). Analyzing Chinese Platform Power: Infrastructure, Finance, and Geopolitics, in Communication Innovation and Infrastructure: A Critique of the New in a Multipolar World. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, Hoyng, R., Chong, G. P.L. (eds), pp.32-64.

Jia, Lianrui (2021). Building China’s Tech Superpower: State, Domestic Champions, and Foreign Capital, in Power and Authority in Internet Governance: Return of the State? Haggart, B., Tusikov, N., Scholte, J.A.(eds).

Jia, Lianrui and Zhou, Tianyang (2017) The Making of Online Celebrities on the Chinese Internet: the case of Anwei and Yebin, Chinese Social Media: Social, Cultural, and Political Implications Critical Perspective, Routledge. pp. 42-58

Book Review

Jia, Lianrui (2015) Book Review: The Global War for Internet Governance by Laura DeNardis, vol. 2 (3), pp. 301-304.

Other Publications

Jia, Lianrui (2021) China ups anti-monopoly reforms to curb digital platform power. East Asia Forum.

Jia, Lianrui (2020) Mobile Politics: Infrastructural Chokepoints and Geopolitical Flashpoints. Network Sovereignty Blog, Global Media Technologies and Cultures Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jia, Lianrui (2016) Do Chinese Internet Users Need Another Facebook? Probably Not: An Analysis of the Regulatory and Market Conditions for the Chinese InternetCenter for Global Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

Jia, Lianrui and Zhou, Tianyang (2015) Regulation of Homosexuality in the Chinese Media SceneAsia Research Institute, University of Nottingham.

Jia, Lianrui (2012) Exporting Technologies of Control: Contemporary Roles of Yahoo! And Google in the Development of China’s Great Firewall. Profiling Anonymous: 7thAnnual Carleton Graduate Caucus Conference Proceedings.