Urban and Globalization Studies, Anthropology, Creative Industries, Media and Gender in China
2012-2015 PhD, Media Studies, University of Oslo
2019- Assistant professor, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)
2017-2019 Postdoctoral researcher,Amsterdam Center for Globalization Studies, University of Amsterdam. Member of the European Research Council Project “ChinaCreative”
2015-2016 Teaching and research fellow, University of Oslo
2015- External reviewer for Modern China (SSCI)
2016- External reviewer for Men and Masculinities(SSCI)
2016- External reviewer for Families, Relationships and Societies(SSCI)
2019-2022 Principal investigator, "Creative Shenzhen" supported by HITSZ Startup Fund
2017-2019 Postdoctoral research fellow, “ChinaCreative” supported by European Research Council Consolidator Grant
2009-2012 Principal investigator, “An exploration of the limitation of imagism through its kinship with classical Chinese poetry” supported by the State Fund for Basic Scientific Research of Central Colleges
2007-2009 Core member, “English acquisition based on teachers’ experience” supported by the National Social Sciences Foundation
2005-2007 Research assistant, Silk Road European Studies Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University
2016 Asian Anthropology Best Paper Award
2015 Theodor C. Bestor Prize for Best Graduate Paper on the Anthropology of East Asia , American Anthropology Assosiation
2015 NIAS SUPRA Nordic Scholarship
2015-2016 IKOS gjennomføringstipend (PhD Completion Grant)
2014 Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo Fieldwork Grant
2012-2015 Doctoral fellowship, University of Oslo
Chen Siyu. (2015) Discursive Construction of Masculinities in Contemporary Chinese Public Culture. Oslo: University of Oslo, 2015.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Chen Siyu. (2017) Disciplining Desiring Subjects through the Remodeling of Masculinity: A Case Study of a Chinese Reality Dating Show. Modern China. 43(1): 95-120.
Chen Siyu.（2016）Negotiating Masculinities through the Game of Distinction: An Ethnographic Study of MOBA Gamers at a Chinese University. Asian Anthropology.15(3): 242-259. -republished in Déjà Lu by the World Council of Anthropological Associations, Issue 6 March 2018
Chen Siyu.(2019). Digital Payment, Vernacular Creativity and Governmentality. In Jeroen de Kloet, Yiu Fai Chow and Lena Maria Scheen (Eds.), You Must Create? Boredom, Shanzhai and Digitisation in the Time of “Creative China”. Amsterdam University Press.
Chen Siyu. (2014). Consuming Masculinities: Representations of Male Literati in Chinese Men’s Lifestyle Magazines, in Cassandra Loeser and Frank G. Karioris (ed.) Reimagining masculinities: Beyond masculinist epistemology. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. pp. 79-102
• “Suspended Aspirations-Autonomy, Creativity and Precarity of Wall Painters in Dafen”, Association for Asian Studies Conference 2019,Denver. 21-24, March, 2019.
• “Vernacular Creativity in Dafen”, Workshop on Vernacular Creativity in China and beyond. Amsterdam. 4-5 October, 2018.
• “Aspirations in Suspension – Autonomy and Precarity of Wall Painters in Dafen”, Workshop on Suspension: Mobilities, Aspirations and Socio-Political Stagnation in China, St Hugh’s College, Oxford. 17-18, Sep,2018.
• “Autonomy and Precarity of Wall Painters in Dafen”, EACS 2018, Glasgow 28 Aug.- 2 Sep.
• “A Pilgrimage to Authenticity-- A Study on the Documentary China’s Van Goghs”. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference, Seoul, 4-8 Jul., 2017.
• “How to Study Makerspaces?” - A workshop to share, prototype and experiment with new approaches to study urban spaces of creativity. Institute for Global and Area Studies, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, 18-19 Apr., 2017.
• “Negotiating Masculinities through the Game of Distinction: A Case Study of MOBA Gamers at a Chinese University.” A Multitude of Encounters with Asia—Gender Perspectives, Reykjavik, 15 Oct., 2014.
• “Winner or Loser? How Computer Games Shape Masculinities in a Chinese Technology University.” Seminar on the New Middle Class in China: Gender and Generation. Centre for Gender Research, Oslo, 22 Aug., 2014.
• “Disciplining Desiring Subjects through the Remodeling of Masculinity: A Case Study of a Chinese Reality Dating Show.” The Tenth Graduate Seminar on China at Chinese University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong, 10 Jan., 2014.
• “Representations of Male Literati in Chinese Men’s Lifestyle Magazines.” Oslo-Austin Graduate Students Conference on Gender in Asia. Oslo, 13 May, 2013.
• “Consumerist Masculinities in the Remaking: Male Literati in Chinese Men’s Lifestyle Magazines.” 3rd International Conference on Femininities and Masculinities. Prague, 21 May, 2013.
• “Dilemmas of Chinese Modernity: A Case Study of a Localized Television Dating Show in China.” New European Research on Contemporary China. Beijing, 4–6 July, 2012.
• “Popularity, Polysemy and Controversy: A Case Study of a Chinese Television Dating Show.” International Conference on Popular Culture and Social Transformation. Oslo, 4–5 Oct., 2012.