Coping with COVID-19, the Mobile Way: Experience and Expertise from China

Xiaoge Xu

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review


This edited book examines the impact of COVID-19 on selected areas of mobile studies, ranging from mobile public spaces to mobile workspaces. This book offers insights into how to leverage mobile devices, as well as features and communication to contain the pandemic. Specifically, it highlights the Chinese experience and lessons, and the country's expertise in social capital management during the health crisis, governance of information flow and order, combating fake news and the infodemic, documenting the pandemic, and lessons learned from mobile health communication. It also discusses how small companies can survive the death of foreign trade during the pandemic. Looking beyond the pandemic, the book also explores the challenges and opportunities posed by the pandemic by investigating mobile learning, mobile journalism, mobile marketing and mobile workspaces. Given its scope, this book will enhance the global efforts in fighting the pandemic and contribute to the current body of knowledge on how to leverage mobile technologies to enhance public health communication during public health crises.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages303
ISBN (Electronic)9789811957871
ISBN (Print)9789811957864
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • COVID-19
  • health code
  • health communication
  • infodemic
  • mobile communication
  • mobile learning
  • mobile privacy
  • mobile storytelling
  • mobile technologies
  • mobile workspaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine
  • General Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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