School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK - The Chinese University of Hong Kong Communication Visiting Scholar Program 2020

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Communication Visiting Scholar Program 2020

Gender and Media



The School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong has been organizing the annual Communication Visiting Program since 2008. The Program aims to promote academic exchange and links among Chinese-speaking scholars in cultural China and improve the quality of research of the Chinese research community. The Centre for Chinese Media and Comparative Communication Research (The C-Centre) of the School of Journalism and Communication will play host to this program in 2020.


Program Theme 2020

The theme for the 2020 workshop is “Gender and Media”. The visiting scholars participating in the workshop are expected to stay in Hong Kong for 7 days from 13 January 2020 to carry out intensive academic exchange and research.

Since the 1960s, issues of gender have energized social movements across national boundaries, while communication scholars have started to examine the relationship between gender and media. Gender-related communication research, broadly defined, draws from journalism and communication studies, sociology, anthropology, political science, psychology, philosophy, and literature, among other disciplines. Today, the digital media environment is a double-edged sword for the scholarship on gender and media: on the one hand, digital media potentially empower the grassroots to participate in gender equality movements; yet, on the other hand, the Internet and social media also give rise to a new wave of hate speech, cyberbullying, and misogyny, which significantly hinders gender equality movements. In addition, as we observe protests, advocacy campaigns, and legalization movements for gender rights in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China, there is an increasing need to analyze and investigate gender and media in the unique contexts of Asia. Tackling issues as such, this workshop invites submissions related to gender and media in local, regional, and comparative contexts, which shall focus on historical and/or contemporary interventions and practices of gender representations, gendered labor, media content about gender, audience participation, social movements and backlashes that are themed on gender and intersectionality studies.


Workshop Details

Date: 15-16 January 2020
Venue: Room 312, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Content: The visiting scholars will present papers on the theme of “Gender and Media”. CUHK faculty members and research students are encouraged to participate in the stimulating discussion after the presentations.
Language of presentation and discussion: Mandarin




Workshop booklet


Workshop proceeding


Workshop Participant List

Name Position and Institution
FANG Nien Hsuan Associate Professor, College of Communication, Taiwan Chengchi University
GAN Lihua Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Central China Normal University
HUANG Yueqin Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Central China Normal University
JIAO Lin Assistant Professor, School of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University
LI Huiqun Associate Professor, Institute of Communication Studies, Communication University of China
LUQIU Luwei Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University
SHAW Ping Professor, Institute of Marketing Communication, Taiwan Sun Yat-sen University
WANG Guofeng Professor, Foreign Language College, Shanghai Normal University
WANG Song-In Professor, Department of Communication, Taiwan Chung Cheng University
YUAN Yan Professor, Journalism and Information Communication School, Huazhong University of Science and Technology


The Annual Workshop Committee

Prof. Jack Qiu (Standing Co-Convener)
Prof. Xueting Liao (Theme Co-Convener)
Prof. Joseph Chan
Prof. Ven-hwei Lo
Prof. Francis Lee
Prof. Christine Huang
Prof. Donna Chu



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