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Li Xiaotian

Mr Li Xiaotian

PhD Student


8/F Hub, 8/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Li Xiaotian is a full-time PhD student at HKU sociology, where he is researching the Internet economy in China, especially the labor process in the digital world. He received his Master degree in Renmin University of China and his Bachelor degree in Tsinghua university, both in Sociology. His research interests include gender and sexuality, labor and migration in China, and how technology changes work and everyday life.


Master in Sociology
Renmin University of China (Beijing, China)

Bachelor in Sociology
Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)

Exchange Student
National Sun Yat-sen University (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

Research interests

Gender and sexuality

Labor and migration in China


Digital labor

Honours and recognitions

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship, Hong Kong Research Council, 2017