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Xianwen Kuang

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Xianwen Kuang (Guangzhou, 1980) has been employed at Xian Jiaotong - Liverpool University (XJTLU) since August 2014. He received a PhD degree in Journalism from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in April, 2014 and a MSc in Asian Studies from Lund University in June 2010. His main research interests include journalism, media framing, the international communication of cultural heritages and Internet governance. He has published research papers and books on collective action and on news production. Before joining XJTLU, Xianwen Kuang has lived and worked in China, Sweden, Kenya, Denmark and the Netherlands as professional journalist and researcher. He has also taught UG and PG courses in journalism and research methods at both SDU and XJTLU.

Research interests


News production

News effects

Framing analysis

Internet governance


Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, Duke Kunshan University - March - May, 2023

Visiting Researcher, Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam - 2013 to 2013

PhD Research Fellow, University of Southern Denmark - 2011 to 2013

Intern, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - 2009 to 2009

Journalist, HKSG Media Ltd. - 2004 to 2008


COM406 Research methods in Communication

COM340 Investigative Journalism

COM261 Qualitative Research Methods

COM221 Research Methods in Media and Communication

COM401 Global Media Cultures

COM112 Investigative Journalism

COM108 Global Journalism

COM105 Journalism Theory and Practice

Awards and honours

Creativity Award, 2018, Dentsu Innovation Laboratory, Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges,Ministry of Education, Peoples Republic of China

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. , University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark - 2014

M.S. , Lund University, Lund, Sweden - 2010

B.A. , Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China - 2003

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