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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

Communication, Public Opinion and Globalization in Urban China

As China is increasingly integrated into the processes of economic, political, social, and cultural globalization, important questions arise about how Chinese people perceive and evaluate such processes. At the same time, international communication scholars have long been interested in how local, national, and transnational media communications shape people’s attitudes and values.

Combining these two concerns, this book examines a range of questions pertinent to public opinion toward globalization in urban China: To what degree are the urban residents in China exposed to the influences from the outside world? How many transnational social connections does a typical urban Chinese citizen have? How often do they consume foreign media? To what extent are they aware of the notion of globalization, and what do they think about it? Do they believe that globalization is beneficial to China, to the city where they live, and to them personally? ( more...)

What's New?

Web Ming Lab forms strategic collaboration with Fudan New Media Lab
24 Jul 2015 (Fri)
Only July 18, Prof. Jonathan Zhu of the Department and Prof. Minghua Yin (Dean of Journalism School, Fudan University) signed a memorandum to establish a strategical collaboration between the Web Mining Lab of the Depart...
COM Successfully Hosted CityU Summer School ’15: BIG(GER) Data Research
23 Jun 2015 (Tue)
The inaugural City U Summer School in Social Science Research was held from June 15-19th at the Department of Media and Communication, with more than 25 students and faculty participating. Professors Frank Boster (Mich...
The CCR2015 Workshop Successfully Concluded
22 Jun 2015 (Mon)
The Department of Media and Communication held the 2015 Workshop on Computational Communication Research (CCR2015) on June 18-20.  Through five intensive sessions, the Workshop introduced a variety of computation...
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