The Chinese University of Hong Kong Communication Visiting Scholar Program 2021

Digital Media as Data and Methods


The School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong has been organizing the annual Communication Visiting Scholar 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 2021.


Program Theme 2021

The theme for the 2021 workshop is “Digital Media as Data and Methods”. The fast development of digital media in the past 30 years has introduced new research questions and provided new data sources for social science research. Facing the opportunities and challenges, the emergence of computational social science has made a lot of contributions including research design, data processing, and modeling. Meanwhile, some qualitative related approaches, such as digital ethnography, critical algorithm studies, have been widely used in humanities and social sciences. Given this background, this workshop invites any empirical and innovative studies using digital media data and/or digital methods.


Workshop Details

Date: 29-30 January 2021
Venue: ZOOM
The visiting scholars will present papers on the theme of “Digital Media as Data and Methods”.
Language of presentation and discussion: Mandarin

Workshop Participant List (in alphabetical order)

NamePosition and Institution
CHEN Yi-NingProfessor, College of Communication, National Chengchi University
LU ShuningAssistant Professor, Department of Communication, North Dakota State University
PENG TaiquanAssociate Professor, Department of Communication, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University
SHEN CuihuaAssociate Professor, Department of Communication, University of California, Davis
TSAI Hui-JuAssistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Tamkang University
XIANG DebaoProfessor, School of Journalism and Communication, Shanghai International Studies University
ZHANG HongzhongProfessor, School of Journalism and Communication, Beijing Normal University
ZHANG WeiyuAssociate Professor, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore
ZHANG XinzhiAssistant Professor, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University
ZHONG ZhijinProfessor, School of Communication and Design, Sun Yat-sen University
ZHOU ShengAssistant Professor, School of Arts and Media, Wuhan College


The Annual Workshop Committee

Prof. Ran Wei (Standing Co-Convener)
Prof. Hai Liang (Theme Co-Convener)
Prof. Joseph Chan
Prof. Francis Lee
Prof. Donna Chu
Prof. Hsuan-Ting Chen



Dr. Daisy Cheng
Phone: 3943 8709