projects

1. funded research projects

  1. Sep 2019 - June 2021. General Research Fund (GRF) by the University Grants Committee (UGC), Hong Kong SAR, Project#12609319, Role: Principal Investigator (PI), The Making and Unmaking of the Public Sphere: Outcomes of Political Disagreement, Expression Avoidance, and a Filtered Information Repertoire. [445,520 HKD] (approved). On-going.

  2. May 2018 - May 2019. Codes and coders in the newsrooms: New technology adoption and interdisciplinary collaboration in Hong Kong’s local news organizations. Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Hong Kong Baptist University. Role: Principal Investigator (PI). [44,100 HKD]. Completed.

  3. Jan 2017 - Jan 2018. Effects of freedom restoration, language variety, and issue type on psychological reactance: An experimental study of health promotion messages in Hong Kong. Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Hong Kong Baptist University. Role: Principal Investigator (PI). [49,752 HKD]. Completed.

  4. Oct 2016 - Sep 2018. The social and political impacts of digital media on public expression. Start-up Grant for New Academics, Hong Kong Baptist University. Role: Principal Investigator (PI). [100,000 HKD]. Completed.

  5. Jan 2012 - Feb 2013. Social media use, political attitudes, and political participation: A comparison of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Research Expense Grant for Doctoral Dissertation. Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies, City University of Hong Kong. Role: Principal Investigator (PI). [15,000 HKD]. Completed.

2. research collaborators

  1. (2019) Dr. Jeffrey C. F. Ho. School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (A text mining analysis of large-scale text on game promotion)

  2. (2018) Dr. Lun Zhang, School of Communication and Arts, Beijing Normal University, China (Mapping the animation consumption pattern in mainland China)

  3. (2017) Prof. Zhi-Jin Zhong, School of Communication and Design, Sun-Yet-Sen University, China (The impacts of news use on environmentalism)

  4. (2017) Dr. Li Cui, School of Journalism and Communication, Southeastern University, China (The effects of reality shows programmes in mainland China)

3. research supervision (2016 - present)

  1. Research students
    • Wenshu Li (co-supervision, Ph.D., 2018 - )
    • Lewei Chen (co-supervision, Ph.D., 2018 - )
  2. Research/project assistants
    • Can He (2018 - 2019)
    • Chen Xu (2018 - 2019)
    • Jiaxuan Jiang (2019)
    • Yucan Xu (2019)
    • Qile Wang (2018 - 2019)
    • Jiehu Yuan (2018 - 2019)
    • Mengyi Zhang (2017 - 2018)
    • Wanting Xu (2017 - 2018)
    • Ge Song (2016 - 2017)

4. study & travel grants

  1. May 2019. Staff Development Grant, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, for the 2019 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), DC, the US. [24,000 HKD]

  2. Mar 2018. Staff Development Grant, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, for the 2018 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, Czech. [19,200 HKD]

  3. Feb 2017. Staff Development Grant, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, for the 2017 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, the US. [15,000 HKD]

  4. Mar 2016. Staff Development Activities Grant, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, for the 2016 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan. [10,000 HKD]

  5. Jun 2013. Conference Travel Grant, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, for the 2013 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), London, England [12,000 HKD].

  6. May 2012. Conference Travel Grant, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, for the 2012 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Phoenix, Arizona, the U.S. [12,000 HKD].

  7. Nov 2011. Research Activities Fund, Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies, City University of Hong Kong, for the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), New Orleans, the U.S. [10,000 HKD].

  8. Sep 2009 - Aug 2013. University Grants Council (UGC) Scholarship, Hong Kong.