Selected publications 

  1. Tan, Jia. 2023. Digital Masquerade: Feminist Rights and Queer Media in China. New York: New York University Press. Book monograph.[] You can purchase the book through the NYU Press website and receive a 30% discount by using the promo code TAN30-FM.
  2. Tan, Jia. forthcoming. “Chinese Feminist and Queer Activism Against Gender-based Violence” in Routledge Companion to Gender, Media & Violence, edited by Karen Boyle and Susan Berridge. (under contract with Routledge).
  3. Chan, Sam Lik, Jia Tan, and Elija Cassidy. 2023. “Introduction” Special Issue of “Queer Cultures in Digital Asia”. International Journal of Communication. 2455-2462.
  4. Wang, Yiming and Jia Tan. 2023. “Participatory Censorship and Digital Queer Fandom: The Commercialization of Boys’ Love Culture in China”. International Journal of Communication. 2554–2572.
  5. Tan, Jia. 2022. “Materializing the Digital Landscape: The Cinema-ecology Complex and Chinese fantasy media.” International Journal of Asian Studies. 1-17.
  6. Tan, Jia. 2022. “Platformized Seriality: Chinese Time Travel Fantasy from Prime-time Television to Online Streaming.” Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images 2(1): 57-85. DOI:
  7. Tan, Jia. 2022. “Decolonizing Hong Kong Television: Decolonial Vernaculars and the History of RTHK” in Reorienting Hong Kong’s Resistance: Leftism, Decoloniality, and Internationalism, edited by Wen Liu, JN Chien, Christina Chung and Ellie Tse, 139-151. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
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  8. Tan, Jia. 2019. “Networking Asia Pacific: Queer Film Festivals and the Spatiotemporal Politics of Inter-referencing.” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 20, no. 2: 204-19.
  9. Tan, Jia. 2018. “Transpacific Inter-Referencing.” BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly 198 (Summer): 20-22.
  10. Tan, Jia. 2017. “Digital Masquerading: Feminist Media Activism in China.” Crime, Media, Culture 13, no. 2: 171-86. DOI: 10.1177/1741659017710063.
  11. Tan, Jia. 2017. “Aesthetics of Queer Becoming: Comrade Yue and Chinese Community-based Documentaries Online.” In Queer Technologies: Affordances, Affect, Ambivalence, edited by Katherine Senders and Adrienne Shaw, 38-52. New York: Routledge (reprint).
  12. Tan, Jia. 2017. “Beijing Meets Hawaii: Reflections on ku’er, Indigeneity, and Queer Theory.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 23, no. 1: 137-50. DOI: 10.1215/10642684-3672429.
  13. Tan, Jia. 2016. “Aesthetics of Queer Becoming: Comrade Yue and Chinese Community-based Documentaries Online.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 33, no. 1: 38-52. DOI: 10.1080/15295036.2015.1129064.
  14. Tan, Jia. 2015. “Toward a Spatiotemporal Consciousness in Media Studies: Locational Aesthetics and Digital Filmmaking in China’s Special Zones.” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 9, no. 3: 187-203. DOI:10.1080/17508061.2015.1067992.
  15. Tan, Jia. 2015. “Neoliberalized Romantic Encounter: If You Are the One and the Gender Politics of Chinese Reality TV.” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies 20 (Spring): 79-102. (in Chinese)
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  16. Tan, Jia. 2014. “Provincializing the Chinese Mediascape: Cantonese Digital Activism in Southern China.” In China’s iGeneration: Cinema and Moving Image Culture for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Matthew D. Johnson, Keith B. Wagner, Kiki Tianqi Yu, and Luke Vulpiani, 197-211. New York: Bloomsbury.

Other writings

  1. Tan, Jia. 2020. “Rewriting Cold War Film History: Kira Muratova and Her Films.” Cinezen Hong Kong. 重寫冷戰時期電影史:琪拉.穆拉托娃和她的電影
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  1. Tan, Jia. 2017. “Book Review of Queer Marxism in Two Chinas by Petrus Liu.” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, June.
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  1. Tan, Jia. 2014. “Where Are the Bold Girls?: Female Sexuality on Hong Kong Screens”. 豪放女,在哪裡?香港大銀幕上的女女情慾Ming Pao 明報. Apr 20: 9. 後收錄於《我城我性--香港性/別日常》
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