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About the Center

The Centre for Communication Research was founded in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Science at the City University of Hong Kong in 2005 ( The funding derived from the University, supplemented with external grants from such sources as the Research Grants Committee of Hong Kong and the Taipei City Government. The core members include Professor Chin-Chuan Lee (Director), Professor Jonathan Zhu, Professor Tsan-kuo Chang, Dr. Zhou He, Dr. Francis L. F. Lee, Dr. Fen Lin, Dr. Fei Shen, and Dr. Mike Yao, all of whom have migrated back to Asia after many years of training or decades of teaching in the United States. Closely affiliated with the Department of Media and Communication, the Centre has collaborated with a wide network of interdisciplinary scholars from around the world. ( more...)

Research Highlight

Comparative Visions: media and globalization in Greater China


The media and globalization project is a large-scale comparative survey conducted in six cities in the Greater China region: Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Xian. This survey seeks to examine, among other things, how the Chinese people perceive globalization’s impacts on their Chinese communities, and how the mass media shape these perceptions. This survey has interviewed more than 3,000 individuals from the above six cities, thereby resulting in a rich dataset that informs the academic community of the dynamics between media and the Chinese public opinion about globalization. Part of the survey results have been presented at major international conferences and published in leading academic journals. This project team includes Prof. Chin-Chuan Lee, Dr. Zhou He, Dr. Mike Yao, Dr. Wan-Ying Lin and Dr. Francis Lee.    ( more...)

Perceptions of the US

The positive dimensions include Good US Institutions and US World Leadership.

What's New?

Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award
09 Apr 2014 (Wed)
Professor Chin-Chuan Lee is the recipient of the 2014 B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award, Francois Heinderyckx, President of the International Communication Association (ICA), has announced.   An award cer...
Prof. Zhu visited Microsoft Research (MSR)
19 Mar 2014 (Wed)
Jonathan Zhu visited MSR, one of the largest software research firms in the world, for a week between 11 and 15 March as an MSR Visiting Researcher. At MSR Asia-Pacific headquarters in Beijing, he spent most of the tim...
COM moved from 36 to 30 in the QS World University rankings by Subject
27 Feb 2014 (Thu)
The latest QS rankings published for 2014, announced on 27 February 2014, rank the Department of Media and Communication at the City University of Hong Kong at number 30 in the world. This is a further climb from  ...
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