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Wanqi Li

Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences



Li Wanqi is a doctoral researcher in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham and a member of China Policy Institute. Her research focuses on the cyberbullying on social media including cyberbullying behaviour features and detections of cyberbullying. She holds a BA in Politics and Public Administration (Sichuan Agricultural University, P.R. China) and MA in Chinese and Foreign Political Institution (Zhejiang University, P.R. China).

Expertise Summary

Cyberbullying and Detection of Cyberbullying

Chinese Study and Chinese Social Media

Language, Language Management and Language Policy

Research Summary

Li Wanqi's doctoral research topic is Detecting Offensive Language through Language Features on Social Media: A Case Study of Cyberbullying on Sina Weibo.

Existing research has observed that the increased use of Information and Communication Technologies has introduced new platforms, across which cyberbullying may arise. The majority of studies focus on the causes and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents, with some research investigating the detection and prevention of cyberbullying occurring in English language contexts. However, in recent years cyberbullying has become an increasingly serious problem in China, yet limited research has covered the detection of cyberbullying in Chinese language. This study will choose one of the leading Chinese social media platform as a case study, regarding cyberbullying as a language behaviour and trying to analyzing the language features of cyberbullying and how to detect cyberbullying.

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