Aurora (Xu) Zhang

Aurora moved from China to study in Plymouth.  She is currently a PhD research student at i-DAT and as a Mandarin speaker she is a key link to the Chinese student community.

Aurora’s research, currently titled: ‘Guanxi 2.0: social capital within the cultural context been gathered from digital platforms’, continues her personal research and practice in the field of Guanxi, Social Capital and Social Media with the exist i-DAT social operation system (S-OS) to fulfill the techno-ethnography process. The intention is to explore the practices through interventions in the city of Plymouth, using it as a testing market to evaluate social participation influenced by digital platforms.

Xu Zhang <xu.zhang@plymouth.ac.uk>