Dr. TANG Ling

Dr. TANG Ling
RGC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

D.Phil. (Oriental Studies, University of Oxford)

Area of Interests: 
Internet Studies (sociology of the Internet and digital culture)/ Gender Studies (feminism and queer)/ Innovative Methods (public and sensory ethnography)

Major Highlights: 

Sociology as art, and vice versa.

Academic writing: Ling Tang - Academia.edu

Public Sociology:  Weibo&Bilibili: 见树又见林FT  ; YouTube, Podcast & 公众号: 见树又见林

Singer-songwriter: Lyn Dawn (Spotify, iTunes, KKBox, Tidal, etc.); 唐凌 (网易云音乐、QQ音乐)

Fine art and sensory ethnography: Penumbra asks umbra: I am a fish (with Yichen Li)


Dr. Tang’s personal webpage: http://lingtang.strikingly.com/


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Current Project

Between Emotion and Economy: Knowledge Influencers in the Chinese Digital Economy


Queer Media

Academic Appointments

2020-2021 Senior Research Assistant and Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong
2017-2018 Visiting Scholar, School of International Studies, Peking University
2017-2019 Junior Research Associate, International Genedr Studies Centre, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford


D.Phil.   Oriental Studies (Contemporary Chinese Studies), University of Oxford, 2016-2021

Thesis title: Burnout Market Feminism: Urban Chinese Businesswomen in the Internet Age 

M.Phil.   Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2014-2016

Thesis title: Gendered and Sexualized Guanxi: The use of Erotic Capital in the Workplace in Urban China 

B.SS.        Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2010-2014


Tang, Ling. Burnout Market Feminism: Urban Chinese Businesswomen in the Internet Age (in preparation)

Peer-reviewed articles

Tang, Ling (2021) Burning Out in Emotional Capitalism: The Appropriation of Ganqing and Renqing in Chinese Platform Economy. Journal of Sociology. Online first: DOI: 10.1177/14407833211044568

Tang, Ling (2021) Guarding the Space In-between: The Quandary of Being a Liberal Mainland Student Migrant in Hong Kong. British Journal of Chinese Studies. 11: 36–52. https://doi.org/10.51661/bjocs.v11i0.71

Tang, Ling (2020) Gendered and Sexualized Guanxi: The Use of Erotic Capital in the Workplace in Urban China. Asia Pacific Business Review. 20(2): 190–208. DOI: 10.1080/13602381.2019.1701264

Book Chapter

Tang, Ling (2020) Gendered and Sexualized Guanxi: The Use of Erotic Capital in the Workplace in Urban China. Pp. 82–100 in Guanxi in Contemporary Chinese Business: The Persistent Power of Social Networking, edited by Jane Nolan and Chris Rowley. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-367-64504-5

Book Reviews

Tang, Ling (2018) Review of Gender, Sexuality and Power in Chinese Companies by Jieyu Liu. International Sociology Review. 33(5), 593–595.

Tang, Ling (2017) Review of The Afterglow of Women’s Pornography in Post-digital China by Katrien Jacobs. Screen Bodies. 2017(2): 94–96.

Tang, Ling (2017) Review of Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia edited by Mark McLelland & Vera Mackie. WAGnet (Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Network).

Press Media

2021 懷念女權人物bell hooks:個人和權力被放得越來越大,而她是一個小寫的人 2020 (十一月) 端傳媒
唐凌:女性主义者的人生意味着什么?2021 (三月) 澎湃新闻
讨论|新型男性气质和过时男性气质. 2021 (二月). 澎湃新闻

City in the Rain. 2020. Pp.46-49 in Nine Cities, a Million Future edited by Cixin Liu刘慈欣 et al. Beijing: China Development Press.

東堤阿黃的胡思亂想(另附詩二首). 2020 (十二月). 香港作家.

正在崩塌的城堡──英國牛津抗疫記. 2020. (五月). 明報月刊.
(With Chong Liu and Jingyi Wang) 独立女性Papi酱们可以做出传统的“选择”吗?2020. (五月) Imaginist 理想国 Naïve 咖啡馆vol.10
(With Hongwei Bao and Jingyi Wang) 学人说I 酷儿理论在中国的兴起与发展现状, 缪斯夫人
2018 How to be a Feminist in China Today. 2018. (Jun.). Dandureading单读.
Contextualizing Chinese #Metoo. 2018. (Feb.). The Asia Dialogue.
Chinese Vagina Monologues and Beyond. 2018. (Apr.). The Theatre Times.