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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 center was initially funded by the University, supplemented with external grants from such sources as the Research Grants Committee of Hong Kong, Google, and the Taipei City Government. The core members include all research faculty members of the Department of Media and Communication, a strong international team of scholars who have continuously been receiving grants from various funding sources. With different professional and academic backgrounds, all core members are at the forefront of research and publication in International Communication, Media Effects, New Media, Communication for Social Change, and Political Economy of the Media. 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

Internationalizing "International Communication"

Chin-Chuan Lee, editor

A critical intervention in international communications, in which an array of eminent scholars challenge the Western-dominated conceptions of the field.
International communication as a field of inquiry is, in fact, not very “internationalized.” Rather, it has...

Emerging Media: Use and Dynamics

Xigen Li

In the digital age, new media emerge regularly. Communication patterns change along with the rising media channels, innovative ways of information delivery and exchange, and opportunities of online involvement and social interaction. When media change at a fast pace, questions concerning media use, the factors shaping...

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COM’s Head and Associate Head discussed collaborations with Facebook director in Hong Kong
14 Sep 2021 (Tue)
To further expand COM’s connection with local industry partners, Prof. Yu-li Liu, Head of the Department and Dr. Shen Fei, the Associate Head visited Facebook Office in Hong Kong on September 9, 2021. Prof. Liu a...
COM Welcomes New PhD students
09 Sep 2021 (Thu)
The Department of Media and Communication held its PhD student orientation on September 8, 2021. We welcomed one of our largest ever cohorts, with thirteen new students joining our program. At the orientation, held via Z...
COM Welcomes New BA Students
02 Sep 2021 (Thu)
The Department of Media and Communication (COM) organized an interactive online orientation for new BA students on 25 August 2021. Professor Yu-li Liu, Head of the Department, gave a welcome spee...
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