Wei is a PhD student in Language, Discourse and Communication.
Before joining King’s, she obtained an MA in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Peking University with first-class honours. She worked as a translator (English to Chinese) at Gowling WLG (UK) and China Development and Research Foundation, specialising in translating legal, economic and political materials, and on a freelance basis, she has also engaged in academic translations (Chinese to English).
Wei’s research interests include small stories research, digital communication in China, language and gender, and feminist theories.
Recent publications include:
Lawrence J. L. (2020). Shilun Shuangxunhuan [On Twin Circulations] (W. Wei Trans.). Comparative Studies, 110 (5), 16-26.
Su, Q., Liu, P., Wei, W., Zhu, S., & Huang, C. (2021). Occupational gender segregation and gendered language in a language without gender: trends, variations, implications for social development in China. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, 8(1), 1-10.
Zhang, W. (2021). Assessing Digital Literacy (W. Zhang & W. Wei, Trans.). Springer.
Supervisor and thesis title
Wei's principal supervisor is Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes.
Her thesis title is: Beauty and young female identities on social media in China: a small stories approach to the construction of beauty on Xiaohongshu.