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Dining 'on and off': Good, wellbeing and WeChat use among older Chinese migrants in Australia

Wilfred Yang Wang, Yanan Jana Yang

AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research, 2020 | Association of Internet Researchers | Published : 2020

Abstract

This study examines how WeChat, one of the most popular Chinese messenger applications installed on smartphone, facilitates the formation of an older Chinese diasporic space that is centered around the self-nurturing diet (yinshi yangsheng) cultural discourse in Australia. Media has traditionally played a crucial role in disseminating yangsheng-related information and knowledge in China (Sun 2016). However, currently literature in older Chinese people’s media consumption mainly focuses on experience and processes within China few have paid attention to surging number of older Chinese who are ageing in a transnational context. Through analysing data collected from eight focused group (12 peop..

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