Who, What, Where, Why and How

Hello, my name is Milan Ismangil!

I am a writer living in Hong Kong pursueing a PhD

Some more photos on Instagram: @ismanfoto – link

Previously published:


With Anthony Fung

Esports – A Chinese Sport?

Chapter in https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/global-esports-9781501368769/


With Maggy Lee

Protests in Hong Kong during the Covid-19 pandemic


Hong Kong is (no longer) my home: From Sam Hui to My Little Airport. Chapter in Made in Hong Kong https://www.routledge.com/Made-in-Hong-Kong-Studies-in-Popular-Music/Fung-Chik/p/book/9780367226985

Surrounded by slogans. Perpetual protest in public space during the Hong Kong 2019 protests https://www.iias.asia/the-newsletter/article/surrounded-slogans-perpetual-protest-public-space-during-hong-kong-2019

with Lokman Tsui

Amnesty International: Beijing: from reactive to proactive global information control


with Dmitry Kuznetsov

YouTube as Praxis? On BreadTube and the Digital Propagation of Socialist Thought



Strijden om de ziel van Hong Kong, Parool 8 Oktober

Solidariteit met Hong Kong (https://www.volkskrant.nl/columns-opinie/nederland-wees-solidair-met-de-actievoerders-in-hongkong~b5b4601e/)

Subversive nationalism through memes: A Dota 2 case study (Studies for Ethnicity and Nationalism) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/sena.12298


China’s country music: China Wind. The Newsletter. International Institute for Asian Studies. 81: 10-11. https://www.iias.asia/the-newsletter/article/chinas-country-music-china-wind

(Re)creating the Nation Online: Nationalism in Chinese Dota 2 Fandom. Asiascape: Digital Asia, 5(3), 198–224. https://doi.org/10.1163/22142312-12340095

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