Digital Society


The impact of the digital age and the potential use of new technological development to advance our economy, culture and society is enormous. This results in a need for interdisciplinary research, from the application of digital innovations in daily life, a thorough understanding of the relationship between digital technology, people and their societies, to solutions to various pressing issues in a digital society.

Membership List

Convenor: Research Interest:
Dr TSUI Lik-hang (CAH) Middle period China; digital humanities; literati culture of China; epistolary culture; urban history
Core Members:
Dr KOBAYASHI Tetsuro (COM) Political communication; public opinion; political psychology; computer-mediated communication
Dr LIN Fen (COM) Media sociology; state-media dynamics; journalism, social movements and collective actions; professionalization and international communication; political sociology; China
Dr Marko SKORIC (COM) New media and social change; political participation and civic engagement; new technologies and public policy
Dr Christoph HAFNER (EN) English for specific purposes; language and law; digital literacies; multimodality; language learning and technology
Dr Simon HARRISON (EN) Participatory sense-making; bodily relating and being-with; 4E cognition; empirical and philosophical approaches to gesture; languaging dynamics; classroom interactivity; negation
Dr Jenifer HO (EN) Informal and mobile language learning; multimodality and translanguaging in multilingual contexts
Dr Esterina NERVINO (EN) Social Semiotics; multimodal discourse analysis; corpus linguistics; and ESP
Dr XU Xiaoyu (EN) English for academic purposes; corpus linguistics; systemic functional linguistics; discourse analysis and intercultural communication
Dr WANG Jun (PIA) Cultural cities/creative cities; culture-led urban development; political geography; social geography; public housing, citizenship and flow of population

Research Initiatives

Grant Successful Cases

Public Policy Research (PPR) Special Round

Project title: How to Reduce Political Polarization Hong Kong? A Pilot Experiment of Deliberation
Principal investigator: Dr Chris SHEN Fei (Department of Media and Communication)

Events & Activities

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Past Events & Activities

Wednesday 8 February 2023
Wednesday 15 June 2022
Thursday 10 June 2021
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Dr TSUI Lik-hang

Convenor (Digital Society), College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, CityU
Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese and History
Tel: (852) 3442-2101