Xiaowei Liang


Screen and Cultural Studies

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Xiaowei Liang is a PhD Candidate in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Her research interest lies in mediated cultures of beauty, femininities, and feminism(s) on Chinese digital platforms.



Articulations of Gender, Class and Feminism in Post-socialist China: Women's Affective-discursive Constructions of Surgical Beautification on RED (XiaoHongShu)

This project explores Chinese women's discussions of surgical beautification on RED (XiaoHongShu), a popular e-commerce and lifestyle platform in China. The aim of this project is to investigate how Chinese women navigate beauty norms and issues relating to cosmetic surgery on social media.

Research interests

  • Women's Studies
  • Feminist Studies
  • Beauty Cultures
  • Chinese Studies