BA (Peking University), MS & PhD (University of Chicago, US)
Sociology of Media
Social and Culture Change
Social Movement and Collective Action
- Med & Con:Fd & Fash in Ey Life (GE2225)
- Commn Research Methods (COM2103)
- Visual Communication (COM 2105)
- General Research Fund, Project#11608717, Principal Investigator, “Constructing social justice: The evolving media–court relation and media trials in China,” 260,264 HKD. 01/01/2018 – 30/06/2021. (On-going)
- General Research Fund, Project#11672616, Principal Investigator, “The Chinese Reputation: A Community Approach on Defamation Litigation in China,” 514,000 HKD. 01/06/2017 – 31/05/2020. (On-going)
- General Research Fund, Project#11406014, Principal Investigator, “The Losing Media? An Empirical Study on the Media-related Litigation,” 566,666 HKD. 01/01/2015 – 30/06/2017. (Completed)
- China’s National Social Science Fund, Project#14CSH033, Co-Investigator, “Collective Actions in the Internet Era”, 200,000 RMB. 01/07/2014 – 31/12/2017. (On-going)
- Horizon Research Grant, Project#9231119, Principal Investigator, “Collective Identity and Media Strategies: The Framing Contest in a Student Movement in Hong Kong,” 60,000 HKD. 01/10/2013 –31/09/2015. (Completed)
- City University of Hong Kong Strategic Research Fund, Project#7004511, Principal Investigator, “Cultural Omnivorousness and Globalization,” 100,000 HKD. 01/09/2015 – 31/08/2016. (Completed)
- City University of Hong Kong Research Grant Writing Fund, Project#9610309, Principal Investigator, “Are You What You Eat? Cultural Consumption, Social Network and the Global Taste Map,” 299,565 HKD. 01/06/2014 – 31/08/2015. (Completed)
- City University of Hong Kong Media and Communication Department Research Fund, Project#9610306. Principal Investigator, “Collective Identity and Media Framing in a Student Movement in Hong Kong,” 100,000 HKD. 01/10/2013 – 31/10/2015. (Completed)
- City University of Hong Kong Strategic Research Grant, Project#7008169, Principal Investigator, “The Anti-CNN Movement: Nationalism, New Media and Chinese Generation Y”, 179,568 HKD. 01/05/2012 – 31/07/2014. (Completed)
- City University College Research Fund, Project# 9610187, “Media and Chinese Nationalism: A Case Study on the Anti-CNN Movement”, 60,000 HKD. 01/04/2011 – 31/03/2013. (Completed)
- City University College Research Fund, Project #9610154, “Individual Innovativeness and Social Network,” 60,000 HKD. 01/04/2010 – 30/04/2011. (Completed)
- City University College Research Fund, Project #9610137, “Information and Cognitive Processes in Art Appreciation”, 60,000 HKD. 01/05/2009 – 01/06/2010. (Completed)
- City University of Hong Kong Start-up Grant, Project#7200139, Principal Investigator, “Flow of Information in Conventional and Web Media in China: Political Impact of New Media”, 99,992 HKD. 01/04/2009 – 30/06/2010. (Completed)
- Visiting Scholarship--Columbia University--2017-2018
- Top Faculty Paper Award--International Communication Association--2016
- William Rainey Harper and Social Science Visiting Committee Fellow--University of Chicago--2007-2008
- Robert E. Park Lectureship Award--University of Chicago--2006-2007
- Lin, F. and X. Zhang. (2018). Movement-press dynamics and news diffusion: A typology of activism in digital China." The China Review.
- 林芬（2018）<權力與信息悖論：研究中國媒體的國家視角>,《傳播與社會學刊》。(Lin, F. (2018). “Power and Information Paradox: A State Perspective on Studying Chinese Media". Communication & Society.
- Lin, F. (2018). “Moon over the Eastern Hill: Constructing the Han Chinese Imagination of Modern Tibet”. Journal of Popular Culture. 51(3):674-692. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpcu.12691
- Lin, F. (2017). “Digital intellectual property protection in China: Trends and damages in litigation involving the Big Five websites (2003–13)”. Asian Pacific Law Review. 25(2):149-169.
- He, X and F. Lin. (2017). “The Losing Media? An Empirical Study of Defamation Litigation in China”. The China Quarterly. 230: 371-298
- Lin, F. and M. Yao (2017). “The Impact of Accompanying Text on Visual Processing and Hedonic Evaluation of Art”. Empirical Studies of the Arts. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0276237417719637
- 林芬，林斯嫻 （2017）<香港青年的中国观：民族认同与香港学生运动>,《二十一世紀》，第164期。(Lin, F. and S. Lin (2017). “Chinese Identity among Hong Kong Youth: National Identity and Student Movements in Hong Kong. Twenty-First Century. 164.
- Lin, F., & Zhao, D. (2016). Social Movements as a Dialogic Process: Framing, Background Expectancies, and the Dynamics of the Anti-CNN Movement. Chinese Sociological Review, 48(3), 185-208.
- 谢颖，林芬 （2016）<抗争性政治中的群体差异与资源借用: 中产抗争与农民抗争的个案比较>, 《社会学评论》，第四期：34-48. (Xie, Y. and F. Lin. (2016). “Weapons of the Middle Class: A Comparative Study of Collective Action in China”. Sociological Review of China.4(1):34-48)).
- 林芬, 王鑫 （2016）<浅谈英文学术写作技巧：把作者的问题变成读者的问题>，《新闻记者》第12期(Lin, F. & X. Wang (2016). On English Academic Writing Skills: Turning Authors’ Questions into Readers’ Questions. The Journalist Monthly. 12)
- Lin, F., Chang, T. K., & Zhang, X. (2015). After the spillover effect: news flows and power relations in Chinese mainstream media. Asian Journal of Communication, 25(3), 235-254.
- Lin, F., Sun, Y., & Yang, H. (2015). How are Chinese Students Ideologically Divided? A Survey of Chinese College Students' Political Self-Identification. Pacific Affairs, 88(1), 51-74.
- Chang, T. K., & Lin, F. (2014). From propaganda to public diplomacy: Assessing China's international practice and its image, 1950–2009. Public Relations Review, 40(3), 450-458.
- Lee, F. L., Lee, C. C., Yao, M. Z., Chang, T. K., Lin, F. J., & Shen, C. F. (2013). Communication, public opinion, and globalization in urban China (Vol. 18). Routledge.
- Lee, F., CC Lee, M. Yao, TK Zhang, F. Lin & C. Shen, (2013), Communication, Public Opinion, and Globalization in Urban China (Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication). London: Routledge
- Lin, F. (2012). Information Differentiation, Commercialization and Legal Reform – The Rise of a Three-dimensional State-media Regime in China. Journalism Studies. Vol 13. No. 3.
- Raudenbush, S. W., Martinez, A., Bloom, H., Zhu, P., & Lin, F. (2010). Studying the reliability of group-level measures with implications for statistical power: A six-step paradigm. University of Chicago Working Paper.
- Lin, F. (2010). A survey report on Chinese journalists in China. The China Quarterly. 202: 421-434
- Lin, F. (2010). Organizational construction or individual’s deed? -- The literati tradition in the journalistic professionalization in China, International Journal of Communication, 4: 175-197
- Lin, T., D. Yarcia, & F. Lin. (2010). Income inequality in the People's Republic of China 1990–2005. In Poverty, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth in Asia: Measurement, Policy Issues, and Country Studies (Anthem Studies in Development and Globalization). Edited by J. Zhuang. London: Anthem Press
- Lin, T, C. Wang, Y. Chen, T. Camacho, & F. Lin. (2009). Green Benches: What can the People’s Republic of China Learn from International Experiences of Environment Courts? Asian Development Bank.
- 林芬，赵鼎新 （2008）<霸权文化缺失下的中国新闻和社会运动>, 《传播与社会学刊》6,93-119. (Lin, F., & D. Zhao. (2008). Lack of hegemony: dynamics between news media and social movement in China. Communication & Society, 6, 93-119)
- 林暾，庄巨忠，达玛娅秀，林芬（2008）<1990-2004年中国收入差距与增长益贫性研究>,《以共享式增长促进社会和谐》。中国计划出版社。（Lin, T., J. Zhang, D. Yarcia & F. Lin (2008). Income Disparity and Poverty in China 1990-2004. In Inclusive Growth toward a Harmonious Society in China. Edited by Justin Lin and Juzhong Zhuang. Pp.213-232. Beijing: China Planning Press)
- Howard, B., P. Zhu, J. Robin, S. Raudenbush, M. Andres, & F. Lin. (2008). Empirical issues in the design of group-randomized studies to measure the effects of interventions for children. MDRC Working Papers on Research Methodology. No. 483.
- Raudenbush, S., M. Andres, B. Howard, P. Zhu, & F. Lin. (2008). An eight-step paradigm for studying the reliability of group-level measures”. William T. Grant Foundation, working report.
- Raudenbush, S., M. Andres, B. Howard, P. Zhu & F. Lin. (2008). The reliability of group-level measures and the power of group-randomized studies. William T. Grant Foundation, working report.
- Lin, F., & D. Zhao. (2008). Lack of hegemony: dynamics between news media and social movement in China. Communication & Society. 6:93-119.
- Lin, T., J. Zhang, D. Yarcia & F. Lin (2008). Chinese income disparity: A diagnosis”. in Inclusive Growth toward a Harmonious Society in China. Edited by Justin Lin and Juzhong Zhuang. p213-232. Beijing :China Planning Press
- Lin, T., J. Zhang, D. Yarcia & F. Lin (2008): Income inequality in the People's Republic of China and its decomposition: 1990–2004”. Asian Development Review. 25:119-136
- Lin, F. (2006). Dancing beautifully but with hands cuffed? A historical review of journalism formation during media commercialization in China. Perspectives. 7(2): 79-98.
- Salama, JK., R. Heimann, F. Lin, N. Mehta, SJ Chmura, R. Singh, & J. Kao (2005). Does the number of lymph nodes examined in node negative breast cancer have prognostic significance? Cancer. 103(4): 664-671.
- Lin, S., & F, Lin. (14/08/2016). “Why Framing National Identities Fails: A Case Study of the Anti-Moral and National Education Movement in Hong Kong,” American Sociological Association annual meeting, Montreal, Canada
- Lin, F., & S, Lin. (13/08/2016). “Being Chinese? National Identity and Student Movements in Hong Kong” American Sociological Association annual meeting, Montreal, Canada
- Lin, F. (29/05/2017). “Constructing Justice in Media Trials: An Analytical Typology of Social Justice in China”. International Communication Association annual meeting, San Diego, United States.
- Lin, F. (29/05/2017). “Moving beyond Nimbyism?” International Communication Association annual meeting, San Diego, United States.
- Lin, F. (29/05/2017). “Searching Tsangyang Gyasto” International Communication Association annual meeting, San Diego, United States.
- Lin. F. (20/08/2016). “The Losing Media? An Empirical Study of Defamation Litigation in
China,” The Judicial Reform in China Conference, Centre for Chinese and Comparative
Law, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Lin. F. (20/07/2016). “From Social Movements to Party Politics: A Case of Hong Kong,” The
Political Sociology Annual Workshop, University of Chicago and Renmin University,
- Lin. F. (13/06/2016). “The Losing Media? An Empirical Study of Defamation Litigation in
China,” The International Communication Association Annual Meeting, Fukuoka, Japan.
- Lin. F. (05/12/2015). “From the Uncles of Victoria Park to the Net-Gen Square People: National
Identity and Student Movements in Hong Kong”. The Political Communication and
Social Development Forum, the 2nd annual meeting. Beijing, China.
- Lin. F. (27/11/2015). “Collective Identity and Student Activism in Hong Kong and Mainland
China”. College of Mass Communication, Shenzhen University.
- Lin. F. (11/10/2015) “When the Media Enter the Court: An Alternative Perspective of Media
Ecology”. The Young Scholars’ Communication Forum in South China, 2nd annual
- Lin. F. (10/10/2015). “Revisit the Power: The State-Media Relation in China”. School of
Communication and Design. Sun Yat-Sen University
- Lin. F. (11/03/2015). “Tara and Chinese Imagination on Tibet”. Invited guest lecturer for the course Sociology of Religion, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago.
- Lin. F. (01/10/2014). “Who are the critical mass in online activism? A Case Study on the Role of Political Identity in Connected Actions in China. ”International Communication Association, regional meeting, Brisbane, Australia. October 01-03, 2014
- Lin. F. and D. Zhao. (18/06/2013). "Bring schemata of interpretations back: the structured framing process the Anti-CNN movement." International Communication Association, annual meeting, London, United Kingdom. June 17-21, 2013
- 2011 International Association for Media and Communication Research, Istanbul, Turkey
- “The State--‐Intellectuals Relationship and Collective Actions: Three Case Studies in China”
- “Gendered Conception of Globalization and Media Use in Greater China”
- American Sociological Association, Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, United States
- “Diffusion of News after the Spillover: The Bureaucratic Nature of News Websites and Online Activism in China”
- 2010 International Sociological Association, Annual Meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden
- “Hierarchical attitudes and communication mechanisms – The micro-translation of globalization in China”
- International Association for Media and Communication Research, Braga, Portugal
- “Information and cognitive process in art appreciation”
- “Online activism, framing strategy and media representation – the green dam youth escort software incident in China"
- “Hierarchical attitudes and communication mechanisms – the micro-translation of globalization in China”
- 2009 International Communication Association, Annual Meeting. Chicago
“Turning Gray – the Transition of Political Communication in China”
Invited Book Reviews
- Book Review: Jonathan Hassid, China’s Unruly Journalists: How Committed Professionals Are Changing the People’s Republic. The China Journal, (forthcoming)
- Book review: Fanxu Zeng, 媒体作为调停人：公民行动与公共协商 [Media as mediators: Citizen activism and public deliberation] Communication and the Public 2(1): 107-108