(Video in Cantonese only with bilingual subtitles) Have you ever imagined whether Tang poets Li Bai and Du Fu knew each other? As technology advances, one can gain an understanding of the social networks of historical figures with the help of digital tools. The use of information technologies in humanities research is referred to as “digital humanities”. In this video, Dr TSUI Lik-hang of CityU’s Department of Chinese and History introduces this mode of research and explains how it can help enhance the depth and breadth of the research by humanities scholars.
Dr ZHANG Lin of CityU's Department of Public Policy and his collaborator unravelled the effects of tropical cyclones on economic growth. The research looked into the economic impact of tropical cyclone events between 1980 and 2018, focusing on the overall economic growth and sectoral variations.
Given New Zealand has so far been regarded as successful in fighting the pandemic, Dr Christoph HAFNER of CityU’s Department of English investigates whether (and how) the NZ government’s communication practices have played a role throughout the process.
(Video in Cantonese only with bilingual subtitles) Feeling anxious about your examination? In this video, Dr John LEE of CityU’s Department of Linguistics and Translation introduces the first Cantonese counselling chatbot developed by his team which offers support and counselling advice to students who suffer from academic issues, test anxiety or loneliness. He also explains how his research team facilitates the chatbot development.
Dr Nicolas Thomas explains why a conversation needs to be started as to what the pandemic endgame will look like, as Hong Kong and the world look forward to the reopening of borders, and the resumption of trade and travel.
Professor Mark R THOMPSON of CityU's Department of Asian and International Studies comments on Hong Kong government's plan to make vaccination mandatory for domestic helpers, which was suspended after a diplomatic backlash.
Dr Stella CHIA of CityU’s Department of Media and Communication has conducted a research study to investigate whether people’s evaluations and reactions to crowdsourced vigilantism are subject to media and social influences.
The distribution of public opinion signals social preferences. People make many decisions in their daily lives based on their perception of the opinion climate. Similarly, policymakers formulate policy proposals based on their understanding of public opinion. With digital and social media becoming an integral part of people’s daily lives for information and communication, the proliferation of digital technologies is changing not only how public opinion can be represented, but also how it can be studied. By adopting a big data-based approach, Dr Chris SHEN Fei, Department of Media and Communication, specialising in the social and political impact of new media technologies, has proposed ways of understanding public opinion through online textual mining.
Dr LI Bin of CityU’s Department of Linguistics and Translation conducted a survey on ethnic minority students in Hong Kong to examine their proficiency levels and attitudes of the main languages in use.