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:
Professor TSUI Lik-hang (CAH) Middle period China; digital humanities; literati culture of China; epistolary culture; urban history
Core Members:
Professor Christoph HAFNER (EN) English for specific purposes; language and law; digital literacies; multimodality; language learning and technology
Professor Simon HARRISON (EN) Participatory sense-making; bodily relating and being-with; 4E cognition; empirical and philosophical approaches to gesture; languaging dynamics; classroom interactivity; negation
Professor LIN Fen (COM) Media sociology; state-media dynamics; journalism, social movements and collective actions; professionalization and international communication; political sociology; China
Professor Esterina NERVINO (EN) Social Semiotics; multimodal discourse analysis; corpus linguistics; and ESP
Professor SHEN Dewei (CAH) Chinese archaeology; material culture; social and cultural history of early China; Jiandu manuscript studies; empire studies
Professor Marko SKORIC (COM) New media and social change; political participation and civic engagement; new technologies and public policy
Professor 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: Professor Chris SHEN Fei (Department of Media and Communication)

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Professor 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