School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK - 陳力深




The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Goldsmiths, University of London

University of Southern California


icon tel (852) 3943-7709
icon fax (852) 2603-5007
icon email Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它
icon about


 icon research Research Interests:

  • Online dating and dating apps;
  • Interpersonal relationships;
  • Gender and sexuality;
  • Mixed methods

 icon researchTeaching Interests:

  • Global media;
  • Critical theories;
  • Interpersonal communication

 icon aboutAdvice to students:

When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind

icon researchRecent publications:



Chan, L. S. (2021). The politics of dating apps: Gender, sexuality, and emergent publics in urban China. Cambridge: MIT Press. pdf


Refereed Journal Articles

Miao, W., & Chan, L. S. (2020). Domesticating gay apps: An intersectional analysis of the use of Blued among Chinese gay men. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication pdf 

Miao, W., & Chan, L. S. (corresponding author) (2020). Between sexuality and professionalism: Experiences of gay workers at Blued, a Chinese gay social app company. New Media & Society. Advance online publication. pdf

Miao, W., & Chan, L. S. (corresponding author) (2020). Social constructivist account of the world’s largest gay social app: Case study of Blued in China. The Information Society, 36(4), 214–222. pdf

Chan, L. S. (2020). Multiple uses and anti-purposefulness on Momo, a Chinese dating/social app. Information, Communication and Society, 23(10), 1515–1530.

Chan, L. S. (2019). Paradoxical influences of masculinity ideology on casual sex among male geosocial networking app users in China. Sex Roles, 81(3), 456–466.

Chan, L. S. (2018). Liberating or disciplining? A technofeminist analysis on the use of dating apps among women in urban China. Communication, Culture and Critique, 11(2), 298–314.

Chan, L. S. (2018). Ambivalence in networked intimacy: Observations from gay men using mobile dating apps. New Media and Society, 20(7), 2566–2581.

Chan, L. S. (2017). Who uses dating apps? Exploring the relationships among trust, sensation-seeking, smartphone use, and the intent to use dating apps based on the Integrative Model. Computers in Human Behavior, 72, 246–258.


For a full list of publications, click here.