Journal article

Online citizenship learning of Chinese young adults

Jun Fu

Education Citizenship and Social Justice | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021


This paper explores the citizenship learning of Chinese young adults through examining their participation on Weibo (the biggest micro-blogging service in China). Interview data collected from 31 young mainland Chinese adults contained their reflections on their everyday online participation on Weibo. Using the theory of communities of practice, this paper describes the citizenship learning that occurred in the context of their online participation in two intersecting dimensions. One dimension is their learning of digital citizenship in the Weibo community, manifested in their understanding and grasp of language, values, attitudes and shared commitment in this virtual space. The other is the..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by the Melbourne International Research Scholarships provided by the University of Melbourne.