Recent Publications


The Politics of Dating Apps: Gender, Sexuality, and Emergent Publics in Urban China (MIT Press, coming in 2021).

Journal Articles 

  1. Miao, W., & Chan, L. S. (2020). Between sexuality and professionalism: Experiences of gay workers at Blued, a Chinese gay social app company. New Media & Society. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1461444820920876 (as corresponding author)
  2. Miao, W., & Chan, L. S. (2020). Social constructivist account of the world’s largest gay social app: Case study of Blued in China. The Information Society, 36(4): 214–222. doi:10.1080/01972243.2020.1762271 (as corresponding author)
  3. Zheng, Y., & Chan, L. S. (2020). Framing same-sex marriage in U.S. liberal and conservative newspapers from 2004 to 2016: Changes in issue attributes, organizing themes, and story tones. The Social Science Journal. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1016/j.soscij.2019.07.001
  4. Chan, L. S. (2019). Multiple uses and anti-purposefulness on Momo, a Chinese dating/social app. Information, Communication and Society, 23(10): 1515–1530. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2019.1586977
  5. Chan, L. S. (2019). Paradoxical associations of masculine ideology and casual sex among heterosexual male geosocial networking app users in China. Sex Roles, 81, 456–466. doi:10.1007/s11199-019-1002-4
  6. Chan, L. S. (2018). Liberating or disciplining? A technofeminist analysis of the use of dating apps among women in urban China. Communication, Culture and Critique, 11, 298–314. doi:10.1093/ccc/tcy004/4956846
  7. Chan, L. S. (2018). Ambivalence in networked intimacy: Observations from gay men using mobile dating apps. New Media and Society, 20, 2566–2581. doi:10.1177/1461444817727156

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