1. publications

1A. Peer-reviewed academic publications (SSCI/SCI/Web of Science ESCI/EI/Scopus)

  1. Lin, F. & Zhang, X. (2018, forthcoming). Movement-press dynamics and news diffusion: A typology of activism in digital China. The China Review. (Q1 in SSCI – Area Studies)

  2. Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2018). Hanging together or not? Impacts of social media use and organisational membership on individual and collective political actions. International Political Science Review, 39(2), 273-289. doi: 10.1177/0192512116641842. (Q2 in SSCI - Political Science)

  3. Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2018). Stoking the fires of participation: Extending the Gamson Hypothesis on social media use and elite-challenging political engagement. Computers in Human Behavior. 79, 217-226. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.10.036. (Q1 in SSCI - Psychology)

  4. Lin, W.-Y., Cao, B., & Zhang, X. (2017). To speak or not to speak? Predicting college students’ outspokenness in the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. International Journal of Communication, 11, 3704-3720. (Q2 in SSCI - Communication)

  5. Zhang, X. (2017) Exploring the country co-occurrence network in the Twittersphere at an international economic event. In: Cheng X., Ma W., Liu H., Shen H., Feng S., Xie X. (eds) Social Media Processing. SMP 2017. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Vol. 774, 308-318. Springer, Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-6805-8_25 (EI)

  6. Zhang, X. (2017). Visualization, technologies, or the public? Exploring the articulation of data-driven journalism in the Twittersphere. Digital Journalism. Online first, doi: 10.1080/21670811.2017.1340094. (Web of Science ESCI, Scopus)

  7. Zhong, Z.-J., & Zhang, X. (2017). A mediation path to Chinese netizens’ civic engagement: The effects of news usage, civic motivations, online expression and discussion. China: An International Journal, 15(2), 22-43. (SSCI - Area Studies; corresponding author)

  8. Cui, L., & Zhang, X. (2017). What happened to those fans several years later?: Empowerment from Super Girls’ Voice for girls in China (2007-2015). Critical Studies in Media Communication. 34(4), 400-414, doi: 10.1080/15295036.2017.1319070. (SSCI - Communication])

  9. Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., Song, H.-Y., & Omori, K. (2016). Health information seeking in the Web 2.0 age: Trust in social media, uncertainty reduction, and self-disclosure. Computers in Human Behavior, 56, 289–294. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.055. [Q1 in SSCI - Psychology]

  10. Zhang, X. (2015). Voting with dollars: A cross-polity and multilevel analysis of political consumerism. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 39(5), 422-436. doi: 10.1111/ijcs.12181. [SSCI - Business]

  11. Lin, F., Chang, T.-K., & Zhang, X. (2014). After the spillover effect: News flows and power relations in Chinese mainstream media. Asian Journal of Communication, 25(3), 235-254. doi: 10.1080/01292986.2014.955859. [SSCI - Communication]

  12. Liu, N. & Zhang, X. (2014). The influence of group communication, government-citizen interaction, and perceived importance of new media on online political discussion. Policy & Internet, 5(4), 444-461. doi: 10.1002/1944-2866.POI348. [Web of Science ESCI, Scopus]

  13. Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2014). Political participation in an unlikely place: How individuals engage in politics through social networking sites in China. International Journal of Communication, 8, 21-42. Link to the Article: http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2003/1047. [Q2 in SSCI - Communication]

  14. Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., & Lee, F. L. F. (2013). Making the world a distant place? How foreign TV news affects individual cynicism in post-colonial Hong Kong. International Communication Gazette, 75(8), 715-731. doi: 10.1177/1748048513497160. [SSCI - Communication]

  15. Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., Jung, J.-Y., & Kim, Y.-C. (2013). From the wired to wireless generation: Investigating teens’ internet use through the mobile phone. Telecommunications Policy, 37(8), 651-661. doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2012.09.008. [Q1 in SSCI - Communication]

1B. Peer-reviewed publications in Chinese

  1. Lin, W.-Y. & Zhang, X. (2012). Seeking the “invisible youth”: Examining the Otaku’s online-offline social capital construction in Hong Kong (「隱形少年」現形記:香港御宅族網際網路使用與社會資本建構初探). Mass Communication Research (新聞學研究), 2012(7), 233-270. Link to the Article: http://mcr.nccu.edu.tw/word/1314522013.pdf. [in Chinese, TSSCI, Taiwan].

  2. Zhang, X. (2010). The impact of online social networking on university students’ civic participation: A case of two universities in Southern China (社交網站使用與大學生公民參與行爲之關係:以中國南部兩所高校爲例). In G. Zhang (Ed.), Communication in e-Society: Innovation, collaboration, and responsibility (張國良主編:e社會傳播:創新·合作·責任) (pp. 95-115). Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Press (上海人民出版社), in Chinese.

2. peer-reviewed conference presentations

  1. Zhang, X., Zhang, L., Zhang, M., Liu, Y., He, W., & Zhou, W. (2018). Monkey King, Naruto, and Mickey Mouse: Mapping the co-consumption network of animation protagonists in mainland China. Paper accepted to be presented at the 68th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, The Czech Republic, 24 - 29 May, 2018.

  2. Zhang, X. (2017). Exploring the country co-occurrence network in the Twittersphere at an international economic event. Paper to be presented at the 6th China National Social Media Processing Conference (SMP2017), Beijing, China, 14 – 17 September, 2017.

  3. Zhang, X. (2017) Visualization, technologies, or the public? A text mining analysis of the articulation of data-driven journalism in the Twittersphere. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA, 25 – 29 May, 2017.

  4. Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2017). Extending the Gamson hypothesis on social media use and elite-challenging political participation: A cross-polity study. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA, 25 – 29 May, 2017.

  5. Zhang, X. (2016). The effects of freedom restoration, message frames, and language variety on psychological reactance. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13 June, 2016.

  6. Cui, L., & Zhang, X. (2016). What happened to those tomboys several years later?: Empowerment from Super Girls’ Voice for girls in mainland China (2007-2015). Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13 June, 2016.

  7. Lin, W.-Y., Cao, B., & Zhang, X. (2016). To speak or not to speak: Predicting college students’ outspokenness in the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13 June, 2016.

  8. Zhang, X., & Zhong, Z.-J. (2015). Mapping the boundary of media effects on environmental concerns: Evidence from 37 societies. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May 2015.

  9. Lin, W.-Y., & Zhang, X. (2015). From spectators to participants: A study of affective intelligence, media uses, and political participation in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May 2015.

  10. Wang, C.-J., Chen, H.X., & Zhang, X. (2015) The landscape of information diffusion on Sina Weibo: Investigating the rich-club effect. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May 2015.

  11. Zhang, X., & Lin, W.-Y. (2014) The cynics in action: Social networking sites use, political attitudes, and political participation in mainland China and Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). Seattle, Washington, the U.S., May 2014. [Political Communication Division Travel Grant]

  12. Zhang, X., & Lin, W.-Y. (2014) Bowling alone or together? Social media uses, organizational membership, and political participation. Paper presented at the ICA 2014 Pre-conference: New Media and Citizenship in Asia: Values, Digital Politics, and Civic Well-Being, Seattle, Washington, the U.S., May 2014. [Division Travel Grant]

  13. Zhong, Z.-J., & Zhang, X. (2014). Media and psychological predictors of civic engagement: Uses of news, motivation, political efficacy, and relative deprivation. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). Seattle, Washington, the U.S., May 2014.

  14. Zhang, X., & Zhang, F. (2013). Powered by democracy? - A multilevel model of media uses and political participation across Asian countries. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), D.C., the U.S., Aug 8 – 11, 2013. [Best Student Paper Award, the Political Communication Interest Group]

  15. Zhang, X., & Zhang, W. (2013). The willingness to fight for the People’s Republic of China? The individual determinants of political support in the post-colonial Hong Kong. Paper accepted to be presented at the 99th Annual Convention of National Communication Association (NCA). D.C., the U.S., Nov 21-24, 2013.

  16. Zhang, X. (2013). The myth of “voting with dollars”: A cross-polity and multilevel analysis of political consumerism. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). London, the U.K., June 17-21, 2013.

  17. Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., & Lee, F. L. F. (2013). Making the world a distant place? How foreign TV news affects individual cynicism in post-colonial Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). London, the U.K., June 17-21, 2013.

  18. Liu, N., & Zhang, X. (2012). Talking as communicators: Effects of group communication, government-citizen interaction, and perceived media importance on online political discussion. Paper presented at the 100th Annual Convention of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Chicago, the U.S., Aug 9-12, 2012.

  19. Lin, F., & Zhang, X. (2012). Contextualizing inter-media influence: Diffusion of online news about three collective actions in China. Paper presented at the 62nd Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). Phoenix, Arizona, the U.S., May 24-28, 2012.

  20. Lin, F., & Zhang, X. (2011). Bureaucratic nature of news websites and online activism in China. Paper presented at the 106th Convention of American Sociological Association (ASA). Las Vegas, the U.S., 13-16 August 2011.

  21. Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., Kim, Y.-C., & Jung, J.-Y. (2011). Religion on the line: Investigating communication and action through youths’ online religious participation. Paper presented at the 97th Annual Convention of National Communication Association (NCA). New Orleans, United States, Nov 17-19, 2011.

  22. Lin, W.-Y., & Zhang, X. (2011). Demystifying collective identities in Hong Kong and Taiwan: The effects of media and communication. Paper presented at the 97th Annual Convention of National Communication Association (NCA). New Orleans, the U.S., Nov 17-19, 2011.

  23. Zhang, X. (2011). Twenty years of internet and civic engagement: A review beyond hypes and hopes. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). St. Louis, the U.S., 9-13 August 2011.

3. reviews/editorials

Selected Professional Publications (Professional Journal Articles, Book Reviews, Media Contributions)

  1. Zhang, X. (2014). A Book Review on “Democracy on Trial: Social Movements and Cultural Politics in Postauthoritarian Taiwan,” by Ya-Chung Chuang. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2013. The China Review, 14(2), (Fall 2014), 265-269.

  2. Zhang, X. (2014). “Who is the singer?” A social network analysis on the song covering network of the Chinese TV Reality Show “I am the Singer” (“誰是歌手?”對內地電視選秀節目《我是歌手》競演翻唱曲目的社會網絡分析). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2014(4). Fulltext

  3. Zhang, X. (2013). Four theoretical frameworks to analyze the Edward Snowden Incident (斯諾登事件之四重邏輯:政府-公民關係,政治表達,國際關係,與隱私權利). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2013(7), 4-5. Fulltext

  4. Zhang, X. (2012). The analyze on the appreciation index and cognition rates of Hong Kong TV Drama: 1998-2009 (從電視欣賞指數歷年數據概述香港電視劇集特徵與收視情況). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2012(6), 16-17. Fulltext

  5. Zhang, X. (2012). On the banned TV drama When the Heaven Burns in mainland China (簡評香港劇集《天與地》在內地禁播事件). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2012(1), 6-7. Fulltext

  6. Zhang, X. (16 Aug, 2011). When people from mainland China like to donate in Hong Kong? (內地人爲何去香港捐款). Southern Metapolitan Daily [南方都市報 – 南都早茶評論]. p. 2. Fulltext

  7. Zhang, X. (2010). A review on the media’s performance during Manila hostage incident (媒體、挾持者、政府 ─ 「8•23」菲律賓人質事件反思). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2010(9), 3-4. Fulltext

  8. Zhang, X. (2010). Comparing the content regulations of TV drama between mainland China and Hong Kong: A case of criminal drama (中港電視劇內容管理管窺:以警匪、犯罪、涉案題材為例). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2010(4), 4-5. Fulltext

  9. Zhang, X. (2009). The media coverage of “Green Dam” software incident in mainland China (中國內地「綠壩」軟體風波始末:從官方到民眾—七大主角的網路媒介話語博弈). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2009(7), 4-5. Fulltext

  10. Zhang, X. (2009). On the citizen journalism during the “Aug. 8th” Typhoon & Flood Disaster in Taiwan (風雨同舟.守衛家園—試析台灣公民媒體對「八八水災」的報導). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2009(9), 10-11. Fulltext