The Global Chinese Middle Class and Virtual Transnationalism
Name of Award
Faculty Research & Scholarly Activities Grant
Hui Wilcox, Associate Professor of Sociology, received a $5,300 Faculty Research & Scholarly Activities Grant to conduct research that explores the ways in which middle-class Chinese people, both in China and overseas, construct collective identities through the use of internet communication technology by focusing on a social media application named WeChat. Data will include qualitative interviews and online WeChat content. This work will illuminate the global dimensions of middle-class consciousness made possible by the internet, a topic that intrigues not only scholars but also multiple stakeholders in international political and economic affairs.
Wilcox, Hui Ph.D., "The Global Chinese Middle Class and Virtual Transnationalism" (2014). Internal Grant Awards. 64.