General Info

Department of Applied Social Sciences,
The HK Polytechnic University

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Fax : +852-2766 5773

Email : David.Herold@polyu.edu.hk


  • PhD Social Anthropology, SOAS, University of London
  • RSA-UCLES Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
  • BA(Hons) Chinese AND Social Anthropology, SOAS, University of London
  • BA(Equiv.) Theology , FTA Giessen, Germany

Research Interests

  • Contemporary PRC society;
  • Chinese culture;
  • China’s relationship with other countries;
  • Chinese cyberspace;
  • Online society;
  • Practices of Internet Users.

Research Activities

  1. Online and offline society in China
  2. Chinese and non-Chinese perceptions of ‘the other’
  3. Online Identities
  4. The Internet and Politics in China