Research

9/2013 – 7/2014 Principal Investigator of the research project Dreaming of controlled freedom: Young Chinese and their conflicted attitudes towards the Internet. General Research Fund, APSS, HK Polytechnic University. Project funded with HK$ 99,910.

9/2012 – 3/2013 Sole Investigator of the research project A survey of research into the Chinese Internet. General Research Fund, APSS, HK Polytechnic University. Project funded with HK$ 100,000.

1/2011 – 7/2011  Sole Investigator of the research project Imagining China: The PRC in the eyes of an online expatriate community. Internal Grant for Proposals Rated 3.5 in GRF 2010/11 Exercise. Project funded with HK$ 104,500.

9/2008 – 7/2011 Project Leader of the funded research and teaching project Core SL – HK PolyU in Second Life to develop a virtual university in the 3D online world Second Life. Project funded with HK$ 1,608,000.

10/2008 – 9/2011 The Blog and Civil Society in Mainland China, Co-Investigator, Large-Scale Research Project funded with HK$700,000.

10/2008 – 9/2011 Social Consequences of the Mobile Telephone in Mainland China,
Co-Investigator, Large-Scale Research Project funded with HK$1,299,000.