Book Chapter

Online spaces of belonging in China

Jun Fu

Global youth and spaces of belonging in China, Australia and Tanzania | Youth Research Centre. Melbourne Graduate School of Education | Published : 2017


The experience of belonging is crucial for young people’s wellbeing. This chapter examines young Chinese internet users’ experiences of belonging through an analysis of their online identity performances on different social media platforms. Drawing on a qualitative research project about the online citizenship practices of 31 young people from urban China, I explore the ways in which they navigate and experience different senses of belonging in the Chinese internet space.