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Yi Xu

Yi Xu


personal: EAZ 2319

Tel.: +49 3677 69 4698
Fax: +49 3677 69 4645

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Professional background

Professional background

During the next years, Yi Xu will work on her doctoral thesis on multimodal framing of national images and its effects on people's perception. From 2016 to 2018 she pursued a master's degree in Media and Communication Science at the Technische Universität Ilmenau. Her master's thesis focused on China's national image in international news and devoted to the research on public diplomacy. From 2011 to 2015, she gained her bachelor's degree in Communication at the University of International Relations (Beijing, China). In May 2018, her research titled “Effects of Avatar's Humanness, Gestures, Spatial Presence on Interpersonal Trust and Attraction in Social VR” was presented in the 68th ICA conference. In July 2017, her research titled "Social Media as an Instrument of Public Diplomacy: A Case Study of CGTN Facebook Posts about Belt and Road Initiative during 2014-2017” was presented and won the best presentation award in the international student conference hosted by Ilmenau Center of Public Diplomacy (ICPD).