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DR. ZHANG Yin, Nick  
張引 博士
Research Assistant Professor  
研究助理教授
(852) 3411-8161

Dr. Zhang works in the fields of new media studies, computer-mediated communication, cyberpsychology, and quality of life research. His research work has appeared in several international peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, and received top paper awards in international conferences. Dr. Zhang obtained his PhD from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and is an alumnus of Oxford Internet Institute (Oii) summer doctoral program. Before joining HKBU, he has conducted interdisciplinary research in the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies and taught both postgraduate and undergraduate courses at CUHK.

 

Classes taught
  • Media Studies in a Changing Society
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Introduction to Media and Communication
Research & Teaching Interests
  • Online Networks and Social Capital
  • Cyberpsychology and Behavior
  • Data Journalism
  • Media and Quality of Life (Well-being and Poverty)
  • Research Methodology / Applied Communication Research

Selected Publications
Journal Articles
  • Huang, Y. H. C., Bedford, O., & Zhang, Y. (forthcoming). The relational orientation framework for examining culture in Chinese societies. Culture & Psychology. doi: 10.1177/1354067X17729362 (SSCI)
  • Chong, E. S. K., Zhang, Y., Mak, W. W. K., & Pang, I. H. Y. (2015). Social media as social capital of LGB individuals in Hong Kong—Its relations with group membership, stigma, and mental well–being. American Journal of Community Psychology, 55, 228-238. (SSCI)
  • Zhang, Y. & Leung, L. (2014). A review of social networking service (SNS) research in communication from 2006 to 2011. New Media & Society. 17(7), 1007-1024. (SSCI)
  • Huang, Y. H. C. & Zhang, Y. (2013). Revisiting organization-public relations research over the past decade: Theoretical concepts, measures, methodologies and challenges. Public Relations Review, 39, 85-87. (SSCI)
  • Chen, Y. B. & Zhang, Y. (2013). SNS communication for the public interests: A study of the practices by Greenpeace in Mainland China (SNS 時代的環保公益傳播: 以綠色和平組織在中國內地的實踐為例). Press Circles (新聞界), 5, 9-13. (In Chinese) (CSSCI)
  • Zhang, Y., Tang, L. S. T., Leung, L. (2011). Gratifications, collective self-esteem, online emotional openness, and traitlike communication apprehension as predictors of Facebook uses. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14, 733-739. (SSCI)
Book Chapters
  • Zhang, Y. & Erni, J. (2018, forthcoming). In with expectations and out with disappointment: Social media uses by sexual minority and the redefinition of Intimacy. In Andreassen, R., Petersen, M. N., Harrison, K., & Raun, T. (Eds.), Mediated Intimacies: Connectivities, Relationalities and Proximities. London: Routledge.
  • Song, Y. & Zhang, Y. (2017). What can software tell us about media coverage and public opinion? An analysis of political news posts and audience comments on Facebook by computerized method (Chapter 18). In Ciampaglia, G. L., Mashhadi, A. J., & Yasseri, T. (eds.), SocInfo2017, Part II, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10540 (pp.230-241). London: Springer. (ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index & Engineering Index)
  • Wong, H., Zhang, Y., & Tang, M. (2017). Quality of life (生活質素). In Chiu, W. K., & Cheung, F. M. (Eds.), HKARS at 20 (香港特區二十年) (pp.333-366). Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press. (In Chinese)
  • Leung, L., Zhang, Y., & Liang, J. M. (2017). Media addiction. In Roessler, P., Hoffner, C., Van Zoonen, L., Podschuweit, N. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Media Effects (pp.879-893). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Wong, H., Zhang, Y., Ho, C. T. & Ng, S. L. (2016). The changes of youth quality of life in Hong Kong: Observation from the Youth QoL Index (從青年生活質素指數看青年生活的變化). In Chiu, W. K., Ip, C. Y., & Li, H. (Eds). The Restless Youth: Observation of Hong Kong’s new generation (躁動青春:香港新世代處境觀察) (pp.78-92). Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Press. (In Chinese)
  • Huang, Y. H. & Zhang, Y. (2015). Revisiting organization–public relations (OPR) research: Theoretical concepts, measures, methodologies and challenges. In Ki, E. J., Kim, J-N., & Ledingham, J. (Eds). Public Relations as Relationship Management (pp.3-27). New York, NY: Routledge.
Conference Papers
  • Song, Y. Y. & Zhang, Y. (2017, September). What can software tell us about media coverage and public opinion? An analysis of political news posts and audience comments by computerized method. 9th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2017), Oxford, UK.
  • Zhang, Y. & Wu. D. (2016, December). Social Media in the Frontline Practices: Cases Study and Reflection in Hong Kong. 9th International Forum on Public Relations & Advertising, Hong Kong, China.
  • Zhang, Y. & Chen, J. K. (2016, November). Mediating effect of subjective poverty and social acceptance. International Conference of “Social Disadvantages, Well-being and Health: Evidence from Hong Kong and Trends in Global”, Hong Kong, China.
  • Bedford, O., Huang, Y. H. & Zhang, Y. (2016, June). The Dual-Factor Relational Framework. 2016 Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Chen, Y. B. & Zhang, Y. (2016, January). Comparing the Chinese and Western social networking service (SNS) research in communication: A review of the studies in communication from 2006 to 2013 (In Chinese). Internet and Society: The agenda and trends of Internet research, Shanghai, China.
  • Zhang, Y. (2012, August). What has Social Networking Service (SNS) research done for the half decade? Review, critiques, and discussion of the studies from 2006 to 2011. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2012 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
  • Chen, Y. B. & Zhang, Y. (2012, August). Application of social networking services (SNS) by Greenpeace in Mainland China: An empirical study (In Chinese). The 5th International Forum on Public Relations & Advertising, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Huang, Y. H. & Zhang, Y. (2012, May). Revisiting organization–public relations research for the past decade: Theoretical concepts, measures, methodologies and challenges. 2012 Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.
  • Zhang, Y. (2011, November). Social network in network society: Social media, social relationships and communication (In Chinese). 2011 China Communication Forum & New Media and Society of Contemporary China. International Symposium, Shanghai, China.
  • Zhang, Y. (2011, July). Self-motivation, peer influence and celebrities endorsement on microblog uses and advertising persuasion. 2011 Conference of International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Tang, S. T. & Zhang, Y. (2010, June). Conversational-dominance and ambiguity-generations factors in predicting perceived power: A study in Chinese heterosexual partners. 2010 Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Singapore.
  • Zhang, Y. & Tang, S. T. (2009, August). Why and how Facebook satisfies you: Collective self-esteem, emotional openness, communication apprehension as predictors of Facebook uses and gratifications. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2009 Annual Conference, Boston, MA, U.S.A.
Selected Grants
  • Chinese urban inhabitants’ social media uses and addition (2017 – 2020). The National Social Science Foundation of China. RMB 200,000. (Co-Investigator)
  • Impacts of implementing Low-income Working Family Allowance (LIFA) on labor market situation and quality of life of low-income working families in Hong Kong (2016 – 2017). Public Policy Research Fund, Central Policy Unit, Hong Kong SAR Government. HKD 999,299. (Co-Investigator)
  • Youth’s mobile internet uses and addiction (2014 – 2017). The National Social Science Foundation of China. RMB 200,000. (Co-Investigator)
Honours & Awards
  • Research Award, Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA) National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, USA, 2012.
  • Top Student Paper Award, Jung-Sook Lee Paper Competition, Communication Technology Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC) convention, Chicago, USA, 2012.
  • 1st Place, Moellor Student Paper Competition, Mass Communication & Society Division, AEJMC annual convention, Boston, USA, 2009.
  • Top 2 Student Paper, Mass Communication & Society Division, AEJMC annual convention, Boston, USA, 2009.
  • Southern Metropolitan Daily Journalism Scholarship, China, 2006.